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Leonardo Ramadori

Leonardo Ramadori, Percussioni

Leonardo Ramadori lives in Perugia, where he completed his high school studies before taking a diploma in percussion instruments.

He has been a guest performer in the percussion section of many of Italy’s major orchestras, amongst which are those of Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, the Filarmonica della Scala (a tour of Japan in 1997, Mozartwoche Festival in Salzburg, Musikverein in Vienna, Lugano and elsewhere), the RAI National Symphony Orchestra (a South American tour in 1999 and elsewhere), together with the Orchestras of the Teatro La Fenice (Venice), Teatro San Carlo (Naples) and Rome Opera.

Amongst the conductors with whom he has performed are Riccardo Muti, Riccardo Chailly, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Mstislav Rostropovich, Eliahu Inbal and Daniel Oren. Whilst he has taken part in chamber concert repertoire with the Ensembles  Artisanat Furieux and Musica Novecento, as well as with the group Hyperprism, it is with “Tetraktis Percussioni”, a group that he founded along with other percussionists in Umbria, that Ramadori has most frequently given concerts of chamber proportions throughout Italy, in Germany, the USA, Turkey and Nigeria, all of them well received by public and critics alike.

Since 2001 he collaborates regularly with the the composer and guitarist Battista Lena in various instrumental lineups.

The publishing house Margiacchi has published four books of his Rhythmic Exercises for groups, designed to help learn about rhythmic notation and making music together in general (“Il Corpo Sonoro”, “Ta-Pa-Ciaf-Bum”, “Tre Filastrocche”, “Musica Senza Strumenti”).

Leonardo Ramadori teaches at a number of Music Schools throughout Umbria and together with Bruno De Franceschi he also holds workshops on the subject of rhythm for actors, dancers and singers.

He performed on percussion for the CD “Safari” (2008) by the popstar Jovanotti.

He has taught percussion instruments at the State Conservatoires of Trieste (“Giuseppe Tartini”) and Foggia (“Umberto Giordano”).

He has recorded for RAI, Mediaset, PH Musicworx, Giotto Music, Fonit Cetra, Label Bleu, Universal.