ANDRES LOCATELLI is an Argentinean-Italian musician and musicologist. He studied music at the Escuela Nacional de Musica de Rosario, where he graduated with the highest marks in 2001. He was a student at the Amsterdam Conservatoire (Netherlands) from 2005 to 2007, where he studied recorder with P. Leenhouts, W. van Hauwe and J. Isaac. Since 2007 he lives in Cremona (Italy) where he is completing his PhD in Musicology (University of Pavia).
As a recorder player he has collaborated with important early music orchestras and ensembles such as Concerto Italiano (R. Alessandrini), Les Musiciens du Louvre (M. Minkowski), Ensemble Elyma (G. Garrido), Musica Temprana (A. van der Spoel), Holland Baroque (J. Steenbrink), and La Venexiana (C. Cavina). With these ensembles he has performed in the most important venues and festivals of Europe. He has recorded for Naïve, Cobra Records, and K617.
As an early music conductor he has performed in France, Italy, Switzerland, The Netherlands, and Germany. He conducted the European premiere of Cavalli’s opera Veremonda, l’amazzone di Aragona with Concerto Köln at the Schwetzinger Festspiele and Staatstheater Mainz in 2016. In 2017 he created the ensemble Theatro dei Cervelli, devoted to the rediscovery of unknown and forgotten Italian music sources of the 17th century.
In the musicological field he has lectured in the United States (Princeton University, Handel Society), Spain (Oviedo University), Italy (Florence, Ars Nova Certaldo), and Belgium (MedRen Conference 2015). His first two academic contributions will be published in 2018 by ETS editions (Italy) and De Gruyter (Germany). As Early Music coach, he frequently organises workshops and courses in Europe and South America. He is regularly invited to teach at conservatories and academies in France, Holland, Switzerland, Italy, and Argentina.