Andrea massimo Grassi

Andrea massimo Grassi

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The passion for sharing knowledge and musical culture are the drivers that unite Andrea
Massimo Grassi performances, musical research and training. Born in Milan, he
graduated in clarinet at the Conservatorio ‘G. Verdi’, under the guidance of
Primo Borali. Later on he specialised with Vittorio Luna and with Masha
Yanouchevsky, Maureen Jones and Dario De Rosa for chamber music. In 1995 he
received the prestigious ‘Diploma d’onore’ from the Accademia Musicale Chigiana
of Siena, and in 1996 the diploma of the Accademia Internazionale di Musica of
Biella as a student of Antony Pay. He completed his musical studies graduating
with honours in modern literature at the University of Parma and gaining the
PhD in Musical Philology at the Facoltà di Musicologia of Cremona.

He has performed chamber music in Italy as well as in USA, Russia, United Kingdom, Germany,
Spain, France and Portugal, playing for the University of Chicago, the
Minnesota State University, the Teatro alla Scala of Milan, the Université de
Rouen, the RAI Radiotelevisione italiana, the Gnessins College of Moscow, the
Accademia Musicale Chigiana, the Lusitanian festival ‘Sete sòis Sete luas’, the
Musikhochschule of Mannheim, the Northeastern Illinois University, the
Southeast Missouri State University, the University of Leeds (UK).

He has performed in Germany and Italy chamber music works by Mozart (Quintet K
581), Brahms (Trio op. 114, Quintet op. 115) and Bruch (Stücke
op. 83) with Michael Flaksman, Susanne Rabenschlag, Yulia Berinskaya, Gernot
Süssmuth, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Erich Krüger, Frieder Berthold,  Alain Meunier.

He has published, among other things, the book ‘Fräulein Klarinette’. La genesi e il testo delle opere per clarinetto di J. Brahms [‘Fräulein Klarinette’. The genesis and the text of J. Brahms’s clarinet works] published by ETS (Pisa 2006) as well as and the Urtext edition of the Quintet for clarinet
and strings by Brahms for the Henle Verlag, Munich.

He has held seminars-concerts and master classes in the USA, Russia, United Kingdom and in
many Italian Universities and Music Academies, and he is dedicated to training
and education in the fields of music and performing arts, in particular as
coordinator and teacher at the Accademia Teatro alla Scala.
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