Composer based in Pescara, Italy, Andrea Scarpone graduated in piano, composition and conducting. He attended courses, masterclasses and seminars in Italy and across Europe with distinguished professors who are enrolled at renowned musical institutions and are leading members of the jury in the most important music competitions.
A.Scarpone writes music for orchestra, chamber ensemble and soloists. His works have been premiered in Italy, Armenia, Belarus, Croatia and Hungary. He has written for Orchestra Verdi di Milano, Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana, Solisti Aquilani, Orchestra Sinfonica di Pescara, Coro dell'Ateneo “Gabriele D'Annunzio”, Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese, Archi dell'Orchestra di Roma, Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia, Orchestra “Giuseppe Tartini”, Orchestra della Provincia di Catanzaro “La Grecìa”, Orchestra Italiana del Cinema, Belarusian State Chamber Orchestra, National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia.
A.Scarpone explored the many facets of his activity as a composer. Along with a solid background acquired by the uninterrupted study of the great masterpieces of piano and orchestral literature, he has always been interested in jazz and improvisational practise. He worked with synthesizers and played a wide variety of musical genres in several bands before devoting himself entirely to piano performance and composition. Also the most technological aspects of the art were explored. When computer music changed the shape of the industry, he studied the new possibilities that could successfully lead to a higher standard for musical composition. He experimented with those that could lead to a perfect integration of the composer's palette now available, without ever sacrificing the emotional qualities and depth of communication within the art work.
In this multiplicity of experiences from solo recital to improvisation, and from composing for the concert hall to composing for the stage and screen, A.Scarpone has collaborated with artists of undisputed fame and success. Celebrated poet Tonino Guerra (also scriptwriter for Fellini, De Sica and Antonioni, among the others) described the music inspired by his poems as “...something that is very close to me, not only close to my thoughts or imagination […] Something which is not obvious and clear: I believe that the greatest things in art are always full of mystery...”