"Lucio Franco Amanti, born November 14, 1977, is an Italian cellist and composer. Amanti´s music is characterized by the integration of jazz and pop idiom into classical music forms."
Born in Montreal Canada in 1977 to Italian parents, Mr. Amanti lives in Germany were he divides his time between composing symphonic and chamber music and for commercial and films while performing his “new” kind of Jazz.
He writes since 2009 for Schott Music International. Premiers of his works are regularly performed worldwide by musicians such as Eckart Runge , Arnau Thomas and the Armida Quartett .
He also works for major design companies and for clients such as AUDI, Siemens and Deutsche Post.
As soloist he performed in many classical and jazz venues in USA, France, Italy, Germany and UK (Edinburgh Jazz Festival, Leverkusener Jazztage...).
As teacher Mr. Amanti has given lectures at the Universität der Künste "Jazz Institut Berlin" and at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music., International chamber music festival .