"...the musicianship is so big, so irrepressible that he transcends the instrument he is playing."

BBC Radio 3 Record Review 

Sought after as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher, Samuele’s recent solo engagements include recitals at Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Berlin Konzerthaus.     

He has taken part in the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Verbier, Cheltenham and Schlern Music Festivals collaborating with Pablo Barragan, the Leonkoro, Esmé and Simply Quartets, and in 2022 made his debut with the Haydn Orchestra conducted by Kent Nagano.   

Highlights during the 2022/23 included his debut at the Trasimeno Festival in Italy with Angela Hewitt and a ‘Storyteller’ event for the Elbphilharmonie (Hamburg) with mezzo-soprano Ema Nikolovska. He returned to the MiTO Festival in Milan and Torino to perform Mussorgsky’s Pictures alongside a newly commissioned arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, and was a resident at the Machynlleth Festival in Wales.

The 23/24 season brings Samuele’s solo debut at the Wigmore Hall, the Tauber Philharmonie Weikersheim and the Wimbledon International Festival, and chamber performances with Frankfurt Alter Oper.  He  will be returning to perform with Music in the Round in Sheffield, alongside Tabea Debus, with whom he premiered a new programme Sounds of Now: Rotations with a choreographer and dancer in 2022.

A prize-winner at the 2019 Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) International Auditions, in 2021 Delphian released Samuele’s recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations at Queens Hall Edinburgh to critical acclaim. He regularly features on BBC Radio 3, Rai RadioTre, Radio Classica and Radio Popolare Milano. 

Passionate about contemporary music Samuele is a member of Opificio Sonoro in Italy, working with composers such as Sciarrino and Bedrossian, and has premiered solo works by Vittorio Montalti, Simone Cardini and Fabrizio de Rossi Re, among many others.. 

Samuele has performed widely across Europe appearing at Snape Maltings Concert Hall in Aldeburgh, the Societa dei Concerti (Milan), Amici della Musica di Firenze, Cité de la Danse et la Musique (Strasbourg), Festival Nuova Consonanza (Rome), Amici della Musica di Padova, among many others.  As soloist he has appeared with the State Hermitage Orchestra in St. Petersburg, I Virtuosi Italiani, and the Quartetto Fonè.  Further afield he undertook a tour of Colombia.

Born in Spoleto, Italy, Samuele is accordion professor at the Conservatoire ‘Domenico Cimarosa’ in Avellino

Awards include 1st Prizes at the 2018 Arassate-Hiria (Spain) and 2013 Castelfidardo (Italy) Competitions.   In 2017 he released his first solo CD LIMES, and in 2020 a duo CD for accordion and clarinet, BROKEN SHAKE.  

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Press reviews

“In addition to Nagano, the arrival of cellist Michele Marco Rossi and accordionist Samuele Telari… contributed greatly to the sense of expectation. With accuracy, inspiration and a special understanding …the two interpreters framed the Seven Words of the great Russian composer.”

“This whole recording is so joyful...the musicianship is so big, so irrepressible that he transcends the instrument he is playing...You can't help smile throughout the joy of the virtuosity...it really is a fantastic journey through the Goldberg Variations.”

Radio 3 Record Review / Delphian Records Goldberg Variations / July 2021


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