Biography

 

Composer and arranger, classical percussionist and passionate jazz player, Igor Caiazza collaborates regularly since 2008 with Teatro Alla Scala in Milan, and from 2010 to 2016 he was Principal Percussionist of the prestigious Claudio Abbado‘s german orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Igor is currently an independent artist, endorser for Yamaha Music Europe and Zildjian Cymbals Company.
He collaborates with Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Paris, Orchestra and Filarmonica del Teatro Alla Scala, Orchestre National De France, Wiener Symphoniker, Philhamonia Orchestra, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Orchestra Sinfonica della RAI, Orchestra dell’Arena di Verona, Orchestra del Teatro San Carlo, and he has performed around the World with Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Muti, Pierre Boulez, Lorin Maazel, Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta, George Pretre , Valery Gergiev, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Herbert Blomstedt, Daniele Gatti, Myung-Whun Chung, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Alan Gilbert, Antonio Pappano, Gustavo Dudamel, Daniel Harding, Fabio Luisi, Maurizio Pollini, Martha Argerich, Mischa Maisky, Lang Lang, Leonidas Kavakos, Bobby McFerrin, Placido Domingo, Josè Carreras, Andrea Bocelli, Stefano Bollani and many others, recording several CD and DVD for Decca, Sony Music and RAI labels.
Igor was Percussion Teacher of Mahler Chamber Orchestra Academy in Barcelona, ​​Germany and Australia, and has regularly held Masterclasses at NRW Orchesterzentrum in Dortmund (Germany). On 2016 he was Percussion Teacher of XVII Gustav Mahler Academy of Bolzano (honorary president Claudio Abbado), from 2013 to 2018 Percussion Tutor of Jové Orquesta Nacional de Catalunya (JONC) in Barcelona and he held Masterclass at Salerno Conservatory.
Igor also played with Andrea Bocelli, Rondò Veneziano, Mika, Zucchero, Alessio Boni, Elio (from Elio e le Storie Tese), Nicola Piovani, Karima, Fabrizio Bosso, Tullio De Piscopo, Javier Girotto, Julian Oliver Mazzariello, Alessandro Lanzoni, Mauro Ottolini, Gabriele Evangelista, Amedeo Ariano, Aldo Vigorito, Giovanni Amato, Alfonso Deidda, Jerry Popolo, Carlo Fimiani, Antonio De Luise, Tommaso Scannapieco, and others.

 
 
Igor Caiazza is Endorser for Zildjian Cymbals Company  and  Yamaha Music Europe