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Welcome to Paolo CIMMINO's class

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Paolo Cimmino began his career as a member of the Orchestra del Teatro di San Carlo in Naples and performed as a percussionist with it for more than ten years. During this period, besides his passion for classical music, he has studied Indian music and jazz.


Currently, Paolo teaches percussion at the State Conservatory "G. Martucci" of Salerno.


He is regularly invited to give masterclasses in Italy and throughout Europe at prestigious academies academies including the Royal College of Music, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Anglia Ruskin University of Cambridge, the Franz Liszt Hochschule fur Musik in Weimar and others.


Paolo has also collaborated with numerous Italian artists including Nuova Compagnia di Canto Popolare, Lucio Dalla, Tony Esposito, Tamburi del Vesuvio, Trio Shadows and foreigners. including J. Psathas, C. Rafalides, Z. Fresco, Ivana Bilic, I. Lesnik, G. Kumar, G. Suresh, A. Mazza, C. Santangelo.

He carries out an intense concert activity both in Italy and abroad performing with Daniella Ganeva in the duo Framed Resonance (marimba and percussions);
with Ghatam Suresh in the Duo Clay Drums India (Indian percussion, frame drums and piano) "MediTamburi" percussion quartet of which he is founder.

Duo Rizzo-Cimmino Accordion and percussion.


Percussionist at the Theatre Company "Enzo Moscato".


Music Director for the International Competition for "Accessories in Orchestra" at the Maiori Festival.


Passionate educator, Paolo has published:

  • For the Dantone editions and music "The percussion in the orchestra " fundamental technique for accessories;

  • For Edition Svitzer "Secret Passion" for marimba, strings and percussion;

  • For Norsk Musik forlag "Hidden tears" for marimba and set up and the "Sorpasso";

  • For set up for Beurskens muziekuitgverij a collection of pieces for marimba and vibraphone for Note di Merito "A new way of playing tambourine;

  • For Santarpino publisher " La ritmica per tamburo" and 5tamburello solo's;

  • For the University of Salerno he edited a DVD on "La Tammurriata;

  • Ancient traditions and future possibilities" and "Solkattu Groove & Exercise".

  • Endorser for Black Swamp Percussion, Meinl Percussion, Bergerault, Ufip, AP Instrument with his own model "Red vibes signature".




The Cimmino's clinic is one of the free classes within the World Percussion Movement "Summer Academy" 2021, which combines individual and group lectures. The programme of the clinic can be partly chosen by participants, soloist repertoire and also music for ensembles. There is a huge emphasis on the technique, sound and interpretation.


Date: September 10th

LOCATION: Repubblica di San Marino

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