About me

“Lucio Amanti is a fine cellist and a very imaginative composer I enjoy his work very much” – Janos Starker

Italian cellist and composer, Amanti´s music is characterized by the integration of jazz and pop idiom into classical music forms.

Amanti studies in Italy and USA at the “Jacobs” Indiana University School of music, receiving a Performer Diploma and a Master of Music in Cello and “Jazz studies” with Janos Starker and David N. Baker.

Now Resident in Munich Germany, he alternates solo and composer career with collaborations ranging from Jazz to electronic music with artists like: Sue McKenzie (Salsa Celtica), Mohammed Reza Mortazavi, Ben Lukas Boysen (HECQ).

Since 2008 Amanti writes for commercials and Audiovisual (clients Audi, Siemens, Real); his instrumental compositions are published by Schott Music and are regularly performed by both students and established musicians such as: Cuarteto Casals, Eckart Runge (Artemis Quartet), Armida Quartet.

Lucio Amanti has also recorded two Solo albums, welcomed enthusiastically from both public and critics, that opened him the doors to international music stages of the Jazz festival Edinburgh, der Leverkusener Jazz Tage, Rottweil Jazz Festival, “Theater on the Square Nelson Mandela” Johannesburg and the Salle Cortot and the UNESCO in Paris.

As a teacher M. Amanti has given lectures at the University of the Arts (UDK) in Berlin, Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz Munich, UNISA South Africa, Indiana University and the international chamber music festival in Hohenstaufen, String quartet Biennale Amsterdam (Germany).

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it is like like hearing a string quartet but there is only one person on stage


With Eckart Runge and Jaques Ammon at the premiere of my Jazz Sonata in Trieste

The idea of writing a ‘Jazz Suite for cello solo’ came out when I tried to imagine how it would have sounded like if one of the baroque masters (Gabrielli, Buxtehude, Bach) had lived in our time and wanted to write a suite of dances.

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