Claudio Ricci received his Classic Guitar Diploma in the Conservatory of S. Cecilia of Rome. He studied classical guitar with Nicola Puglielli, Massimiliano Rosati and Stefano Micarelli; modern harmony and arrangement with Andrea Avena and Fabrizio Pieroni. He has taken part in several workshops and ensembles directed by Umberto Fiorentino, Fabio Zeppetella, Marco Manusso, Massimiliano Rosati, Franco Ventura, Paolo Sorge, Andrea Avena, Massimo Fedeli, and Fabrizio Cardosa.
He has played Pop, Rock, Blues, Funky, Latin, Disco, and Folk music all over Italy. In 1990 he found, with Maurizio Antonini, the AGENA group. With this group, he played original songs, went to several festivals and competitions, and played with Arezzo Wave, gathering large consent. In 1995, he played in the SWB Jazz Quartet with Luca De Angelis, Daniele Basirico and Maurizio Antonini. Since 1988, he taught in different music schools teaching theory and solfeggio, classic and modern harmony, classical and modern guitar, and ensembles. He also prepared students for the admission to the pre-academic courses for the academic courses of the Conservatoires. He has been a teacher in Saint Louis College of Music of Rome since 2005.
He is the author of didactic methods: Guitar (multi-stylistic), Basic Solfeggio, Ear Training 1 & 2.
In 2006, he collaborated with the Chamber Orchestra Le Metamorfosi Musicali, directed by M ° Piero Caraba. In 2007, he founded the trio “BaRiBa”, a modern-classical ensemble formed by violin, guitar and double bass which performed tunes of classical-operistic repertoire by Piazzolla, not excluding re-harmonization of Latin and American’s standards.
In 2007, he collaborated with the song-writer Evandro Gabrieli (live and studio) and in the same year, he participated in the presentation at the Casa della Jazz of Rome of the CD “La Quinta Stagione” by Roberto Giglio playing with Stefano Mastruzzi, Alessandro Gwis, Francesco Puglisi and Amedeo Ariano. In 2009, he played in The Seasons Quartet Group, a jazz / funky / rock original project, with Carlo Tondinelli, Fabrizio Nesta and Maurizio Antonini.
Since 2011, he has played in Greenwall in a project which faces the classic “The Dark Side of the Moon” in a brand-new edition with new arrangements and choreographies. He has also played at the Musique Festival in 2013 at the Casa del Jazz of Rome.
In 2013, he played in the musical “Priscilla”, at the Brancaccio Theater of Rome (at MAS Music Arts & Show production) written by Stephan Elliot and Allan Scott with choreographies by Ross Coleman and Andrew Hallsworth, directed by Simon Phillips. In 2013, he recorded the guitars in the music composed by Roberto Giglio for “Romeo and Juliet” in the theater version of the Globe Theater of Rome, directed by Gigi Proietti.