bayan (ACCORDION)

GERMANO SCURTI

BIO

Appreciated for his versatility and the intensity of his performance, Germano Scurti is currently considered to be one of the best interpreters of the contemporary bayan (accordion) repertoire. For years he has been attracting the attention of composers and critics with the his original repertoire and his predilection for innovative ways of performing.
He is in constant demand both as a soloist and in chamber ensembles. His recent appearances include: Festival ‘Printemps des Arts de Montecarlo’, Teatro la Fenice, ‘Duophonie’ Scène de musiques contemporaines – Paris, Festival di Nuova Consonanza, Neue Musik Konzerthaus – Klagenfurt, Accademia Filarmonica Romana, Stockholm New Music, Festival Scelsi, Théâtre National de Marseille, Novurgia – Milan, Concerten Zonder Subsidie – Antwerp, Nuovi Spazi Musicali, Festival de RodePomp – Gent, Roma Sinfonietta, Rai Nuova Musica, Orchestra Pomeriggi Musicali, Venice Biennale Music Festival, Festival Play It – Florence.
He graduated in Sociology and has a Ph.D in Communication Studies from the “Sapienza” University of Rome. Professor of Sociology at the Academy of Fine Arts in l’Aquila, in his versatile interests, he has written several books and articles on art.
He debuted as a filmmaker in 2014 making his first documentary titled “Elegy for Life” on contemporary art in the seventies – taking part in festivals and international markets – now distributed by the French company Gonella Productions.
He is currently teaching at Lecce Conservatoire, and deals with electronic music composition and sound art.