Andrea Griminelli

Pavarotti and Andrea Griminelli Acclaimed by critics and audiences for his interpretations and astonishing technique, The New York Times called Andrea Griminelli “one of the eight top emerging artists of the nineties”. He began playing the flute at the age of ten and studied with legendary flutists Jean-Pierre Rampal and Sir James Galway. Sir James has described him as “the greatest flute player who has come to the forefront of the musical scene for many years”.

In 1984, at the age of 25 he was invited by Luciano Pavarotti to perform in the tenor’s now famous concert in New York’s Madison Square Garden. This was the beginning of a longstanding collaboration with the great tenor that led to unforgettable performance at London’s Hyde Park in 1990, New York’s Central Park in 1993, the Eiffel Tower in Paris and Red Square, Moscow. At Luciano Pavarotti’s funeral in September 2007 Andrea Griminelli played a solo piece to honor his friend and mentor.