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Andrea Giuffredi's Biography
Andrea Giuffredi started playing trumpet at the age of 9, entered the Conservatory at 14, and at 16 got his first professional job in the trumpet section of the RAI (Italian National Television) Symphony Orchestra in Milan.
Since then he has worked as a freelance Principal Trumpet in the most important Italian symphony orchestras. In particular he worked on a regular basis for the RAI (Italian National Television) Symphony Orchestra in Milan and Turin, Arturo Toscanin Symphony Orchestra in Parma, Teatro Regio Orchestra in Parma, I Pomeriggi Musicali in Milan and occasionally Teatro Comunale in Florence and Teatro alla Scala in Milan for a total of over 25 years of experience as a professional symphonic Principal Trumpet. He has played under the most famous conductors, like Riccardo Muti, George Prêtre, Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, in the world’s most famous concert halls. He performed baroque repertoire for several years with Claudio Scimone’s “I Solisti Veneti”.
As a pop musician Andrea has been working for years with the Mediaset network, performing in several successful TV shows on Canale 5. In his career he had the honor of performing with several iconic artists such as Luciano Pavarotti (RAI Pavarotti International), Ennio Morricone, Liza Minnelli (RAI Porta a Porta). As leader he recorded three original recordings for Summit Records in the USA.
He was invited four times as a guest at the International Trumpet Guild Conference, that every year features a selection of the most influential trumpet players of the world.
In recent years Adrea has concentrated on his career as a soloist, and has become one of the most famous and appreciated trumpet players worldwide, with his characteristic virtuoso and melodic style. He has remarkable success in particular in Asia (Japan, China, Taiwan), where he performs on a regular basis accompanied by important Symphony Orchestras. He held masterclasses in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania.
His career allowed him to perform in the most important concert halls in Turkey, Japan, Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Finland, Greece, China, Mexico, France, United States, Bulgaria, Romania, Iraq, Tunisia, Egypt, Spain, Malta, Albania, Israel, Russia, Czech Republic, Croatia,Australia, Taiwan, Brasil and of course Italy.
Since 1993 Andrea is Professor of Trumpet at the Civica Scuola di Musica in Milan “Claudio Abbado”
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Andrea Giuffredi Signature Wedge Mouthpieces
Giuffredi C (Classic) – Inner Diameter .662 inches at .04 inches into the cup, #27 or 25 throat, medium deep cup with modified V shape. This is an excellent all medium sized mouthpiece that is very versatile and well suited for a wide variety of playing styles from jazz, and pops to chamber and orchestral playing. Andrea uses a #25 throat and medium large backbore. Available in one and two piece brass and plastic models.
Giuffredi Lead – Inner Diameter .662 inches, extra shallow cup, #27 or #25 throat. This is a great lead mouthpiece, but the unique Wedge rim also produces a remarkable good lower register for such a shallow cup. Andrea uses a #27 throat and small backbore. Available in one and two piece brass and plastic models.