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Cesare Chiacchiaretta



Born in Chieti, Cesare Chiacchiaretta devoted himself to the study of the accordion at a very young age, taking up the bandoneon later. He studied under Maestro Claudio Calista at the Music Academy of Pescara, graduating with distinction at the “N. Piccinni” Conservatory of Bari in 1995.  Later, he perfected his skills under renowned maestros such as Max and Christiane Bonnay, Vladimir Zubitsky and Mogens Ellegaard.
He was awarded in the most important national and international competitions and in 1993 is the winner of PIF Castelfidardo Premio Category.
In 1991 is the only Italian performer of the Unesco World Cup. In 1993 he was invited to participate, representing for Italy, at the 43rd Accordion World Trophy in Setubal (Portugal).
Performing more than 1,000 concerts in 35 countries in the world Chiacchiaretta playing solo with important orchestras: Italian Radio Switzerland Orchestra, Kaunas Chamber Orchestra (Lithuania), Bacau Symphony Orchestra (Romania), Queretaro Symphony Orchestra (Mexico), I Virtuosi di Moscow, Lugansk Philarmonie (Ukraina), Kiev Philarmonica, Baden Baden Philarmonie (Germany), Brazos Valley Orchestra (USA), Chamber Orchestra of the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, Abruzzese Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Trento, East Western Orchestra (South Korea) ), Salzburg Soloists (Austria), A. Scarlatti Orchestra (Naple, Italy).
He played under the direction of Maestro RICCARDO MUTI at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma.
He has collaborated with Eddie Daniels, Amanda Sandrelli, Elio, Enzo Iacchetti, Giampaolo Bandini, Corrado Giuffredi, Trio di Parma, Enrico Fagone.
In 2008 he play as a bandoneonist with Fernando Suarez Paz, (the violinist of Astor Piazzolla) and with Suarez Paz he recorded a CD that won the Orpheus Award Critics Award.
He won the Orpheus Award 3 times.
In 2011 he won the Astor Piazzolla Award for the dissemination of the compositions of the great Argentine master.
Chiacchiaretta was accordion teacher at the Conservatorio di Lecce and currently he teaches at the Conservatorio Statale di musica – Istituto di Alta formazione Musicale “Umberto Giordano” of Foggia.

The masterclasses of Chiacchiaretta are scheduled in the Universities of Missoula (Montana-USA), St. Petersburg (Russia), Loyola University (Los Angeles-USA) and Beijing Central Conservatory (CHINA). Recently he has recorded for Decca, Naxos, Concerto, Fonè etc.

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