Andrea Quartarone lives in Siracusa (Italy). He’s actually one of the most influential guitarist guitar players in Italy and 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” (with Carlo Fimiani - 2012), “Life Portraits” (with Chester Harlan – 2012), “Guitar Academy 2015” (2015) and “Anthology 1997-2017” with a great success from Italian and international magazines and specialized media.
Actually he’s working on a new album recorded in Los Angeles (USA) with Ric Fierabracci, Stuart Hamm, Thomas Lang and Atma Anur.
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) and in July 2009 by the 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 plays in the most famous music festival in Seoul, named BUNGALOW MUSIC FEST. He plays 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.
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 GAN (Guitar Academy Network), a network of 3 academies of modern guitar, with centers in various Sicilian cities and president of ESC (European Summer Campus) and plays “live” with his ELEKTRIO and ACOUSTIC DUO projects.