Andrea Quartarone lives in Italy and he’s actually one of the most influential guitarist Europe. His musical career started at the age of 13. In August 1995, during an international competition for electric guitarists in Losanna, (Switzerland) Andrea was awarded as “best young European talent”.
Andrea has recorded 10 instrumental cds: “Presentation” (1997), “Guitar Academy 2001” (2001), “Versatile” (2004), “Elektrio” (2008), “Heard Instinct” (with Bruce Arnold – 2009), “Guitar Academy 2011“(2011), “Acoustic Duo” (2012), “Life Portraits” (2012), “Guitar Academy 2015” (2015) and “Anthology 1997-2017” with a great success from Italian and international magazines and specialized media.
His new album is “Next Nexus” (2020) was recorded between Italy and Los Angeles (USA) with Stuart Hamm, Thomas Lang, Ric Fierabracci, Atma Anur, Greg Howe, Martin Miller and Andrè Nieri.
Since January 2006 he has held master classes and seminars in the most prestigious academies and universities of the world: the GIT (Musicians Institute of Hollywood Division), USC (University of Southern California), both in Los Angeles (USA), Washington University of St. Louis (Missouri USA) LAMA (Los Angeles Music Academy) in Los Angeles (USA), New York University (New York – USA) at the NY Summer Guitar Intensive Clinic, with Mark Whitfield, Muriel Anderson, Peter Leitch, Kenny Wessel, Jerome Harris, Peter Bernstein and Dave Scott. His international tour continues in 2010 invited to play in Seoul (SOUTH KOREA) and Tokyo (JAPAN), in occasion of showcases about his music and guitar style and he’ve played in the most famous music festival in Seoul, named BUNGALOW MUSIC FEST like special european guest.
In the 2009 he plays at NAMM Show (Los Angeles – USA) and Musik Messe (Frankfurt – GERMANY) and during the Musik Messe days, he’s honoured to be the only Italian musician invited to play at Agora Stage, together Chad Wakerman, Paul Gilbert, S. Lukather, M. Angelo, Rage and others artists.
Andrea has collaborated with AXE MAGAZINE (for 10 years), CHITARRE and GUITAR CLUB, the best guitar magazines in Italy.
Andrea is also the general Director of Guitar Academy (Accademia di Chitarra Moderna) in Italy and President of ESC (European Summer Campus) an yearly event with the best guitar players of the world. He’s endorser of the following brands: SUHR, GODIN, HUGHES & KETTNER, SHERTLER, SEYMOUR DUNCAN, MOOER, ZOOM, MORLEY, ELIXIR, IK MULTIMEDIA, STEFYLINE, DUNLOP, GUITAR PRO and XOTIC. He play lives with his ELEKTRIO and ACOUSTIC DUO projects.
During the Summer of 2019 he complete his first guidebook for Truefire, untitled “Melodic Chordal Shapes”. In January 2020, he taught, for masterclasses, in Los Angeles (USA) at MI (Musicians Institute), as second time, and USC (University of Southern California), for third and plays at NAMM Show for MOOER and HUGHES & KETTNER brands. In the same days, he plays at Park Eagle as international guest star.