ANDRES LOCATELLI is an Argentine-Italian recorder player, conductor and musicologist. He graduated in 2001 from Escuela Nacional de Musica in Rosario (Argentina), his hometown. Subsequently, he studied recorder and baroque music with professors Gabriel Persico, Adrián Van der Spoel, Gabriel Garrido, Michael Form, and others. He moved to Holland in 2005, where he studied recorder with Paul Leenhouts, Walter van Hauwe and Jorge Isaac at the Amsterdam Sweelinck Conservatoire.
He completed his Master’s studies in Musicology in 2016 and his Ph.D. in 2020 at the renowned Department of Musicology and Cultural Heritage of Cremona, University of Pavia (Italy), with a dissertation about early 15th-century composer Matteo da Perugia. Currently, Andrés lives in Basel (Switzerland). Parallel to his academic activity, he participated to choir and orchestral conducting courses and master classes taught by Facundo Agudín (Switzerland), Adrián van der Spoel, Rob Vermeulen (The Netherlands), Michael Reif (Germany).
As an instrumentalist, he has collaborated with well-known early music ensembles, such as Il Pomo d’oro (Francesco Corti), Concerto Italiano (Rinaldo Alessandrini), Les Musiciens du Louvre (Marc Minkowski), Musica Temprana (Adrian van der Spoel), Ensemble Elyma (Gabriel Garrido), Holland Baroque (Judith Steenbrink), La Chimera (Eduardo Egüez) and La Venexiana (Claudio Cavina). He has performed, often as a soloist, in important venues and festivals around Europe, such as Teatro alla Scala (Milan), Staatsoper (Berlin), Concertgebouw, Muziekgebouw (Amsterdam), Salle Gaveau (Paris), Festival Misteria Paschalia (Krakow), Festival Monteverdi (Cremona), Festival Bach (Lausanne), Festival Oude Muziek (Utrecht), Festival Enescu (Bucarest), Academia Liszt (Budapest), Festival Klangvokal (Dortmund). He has recorded for Naïve, Cobra Records, Pentatone and K617.
As a conductor of 17th and 18th-century music, he has appeared in concerts in Holland, France, Switzerland, Italy and South America. In 2016, he conducted the renowned German orchestra Concerto Köln for the modern première of Francesco Cavalli’s “Veremonda, l’amazzone di Aragona” (a co-production of Schwetzinger Festspiele and Mainz Staatstheater, directed by Amelie Niermeyer). The production was acclaimed by the international press (Financial Times, Opernglas, OP Online). In 2017 he created the ensemble Theatro dei Cervelli, based in Basel (Switzerland) devoted to the rediscovery of 17th-century Italian music. He collaborated with theatre director Jeffrey Döring (Goldstaub e.V) in 2019 in the creation of Wankelmut der Herzen (Landesmuseum Württemberg, Stuttgart), an innovative interdisciplinary project of experimental theatre and vocal music by Claudio Monteverdi.
As a musicologist, he has lectured in the U.S. (Princeton University), Spain (Universidad de Oviedo), Italy (Ars Nova Certaldo, Fondazione Franceschini), Switzerland (Centre de Musique Ancienne de Genève), Belgium (Université Libre, Bruxelles) and Argentina (Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Conservatorio ‘Manuel de Falla’ of Buenos Aires). His research has been supported by the City of Cremona, the University of Pavia, and the Giorgio Cini Foundation.
He is frequently invited to teach as a performance practice specialist at well-known early music conservatories and academies across Europe and South America. In 2019, he was Visiting Student Research Collaborator at the Department of Music of Princeton University.