Grown up at the great piano school of Maria Tipo, Andrea Lucchesini began an intense international solo career at a very young age, after winning the International Competition “Dino Ciani” at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan in 1983. Since then he has played with the most prestigious orchestras and conductors such as C. Abbado, S. Bychkov, R. Chailly, D. Gatti, G. Gelmetti, D. Harding, G. Noseda and G. Sinopoli.
He was the first (and only) Italian artist to receive the Accademia Chigiana International Prize in 1994, while the following year the Italian critics awarded him the F. Abbiati Prize. For more than twenty years he has also been very active in the chamber music sector, where he has explored the very wide repertoire in the most varied formations, collaborating with musicians and ensembles of the highest level; numerous projects, including recordings, feature him in a duo with cellist Mario Brunello.
In July 2001 the world premiere in Zurich of Luciano Berio’s Sonata marked the culmination of a successful collaboration, which had begun with the Concerto II “Echoing curves”, performed by Lucchesini under Berio’s baton throughout the world, and recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra for BMG.
Andrea Lucchesini has recorded for Emi, Teldec and Agorà; the eight live CDs of Beethoven’s 32 Sonatas (Stradivarius) and the complete works for piano solo by Berio for Avie Records have received important critical acclaim, and unanimous praise also for the most recent CD dedicated to Schubert’s Improvvisi.
Convinced of the importance of transmitting musical knowledge to the younger generations, he is also a passionate teacher at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, and is regularly invited to hold master classes at the most prestigious European and American musical institutions. He also participates in radio music broadcasting projects, and as a juror in numerous international competitions on five continents.
Called upon by Piero Farulli in 2005 to share the running of the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, from 2008 to 2016 he was its Artistic Director. The excellence of the results achieved in his multifaceted and intense activity as a musician earned him the appointment in the same year as Academic of Santa Cecilia.