Riccardo Taddei

He began studying piano at the age of six under the guidance of his father who was also a musician.

At the age of twelve he discovered his passion for the accordion and began his studies under the direction of Maestro Paolo Petrilli. Deepens the studies in: Theory, Solfeggio, Harmony and Techniques of Arrangement and Orchestration at the C.A.M. (Academic Musical Center) with Maestro Carlo Micheli. He studied opera singing with Maestro Franco De Martino.

He plays as a guest on important TV shows such as: We Bet (1999), Men and Women (2001), La vita in diretta (2001) etc.

In 2004 he formed the EROS TANGO PROJECT, a sound project that uses musicians of recognized value and talent such as the guitarist singer Raoul Farias (Argentina), the pianist Roman Gomez (Argentina), the bassist Paride Furzi, the drums Fabrizio Reali, Roberto Argentine Lagoa percussion and ethnic flutes (Argentina). With this training MUSICA SENZA WORDS held in Castelfidardo in 2006 as guests will participate in the event. Also in the same year he plays with the FARIAS GROUP in the gala evenings in Castelfidardo on the occasion of the FISARMONICA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL (FIF).

He holds numerous concerts with the “SOLO” project: Piraeus, Athens, Alexandria (Egypt), Dubrovnik, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Paris, for the Italian Consulate in Libya at the “Corinthia Bad Africa Hotel” in Tripoli. The same project is included in a show alongside the Tenor Corrado Amici for a tour on board the most prestigious ships of the companies: CUNARD, PRINCESS CROUISE, ASUKA II.

In 2008 he collaborated in the creation of a DVD for the Brazilian market “CONTROVENTO” by Mafalda Minnozzi, playing with: Mariella Nava, Butch Thomas sax (Sting, Jaco Pastorius etc), Paul Ricci, Marcelo Ribeiro, Dj Patife etc.

He holds some STAGE on the ARGENTINE TANGO, also abroad, one of these in Athens at the “ILION HIGH SCOOL” where he receives the honor from the public education.

Many of his participations for the 2009 FIF edition: ON STAGE EVENT, MUSIC FOR L’AQUILA, CONCERTO PER MUSIC REALITY SHOW with Neda Vasilic and Kiko Farias at the ASTRA theater.

In April 2010 he took part in the first “ACCORDION CRUISE” event in collaboration with COSTA CROCIERE.

Numerous theatrical collaborations of Riccardo Taddei: Musical direction of the show “ROMANE DE ROMA” by Walter Croce with Nadia Rinaldi, musical direction for Anna Mazzamauro in the shows “QUANDO ERAVAMO …. DA SOLA” – “MISS SILVANI … SIGNORA , PLEASE “-” Anna Magnani in art NANNARELLA “-” DIARY OF A CRAZY …. WHO LOVED SHAKESPEARE “, in the latter receives broad consent from journalistic critics for the arrangements made on the pieces of Piazzolla.

In 2009 he participated as an accordionist in the film “THE BARNEY’S VERSION” with Dustin Hoffman & Paul Giamatti.

In the same year he collaborated as a music consultant for the filming in Rome of another important film “EAT, PRAY, LOVE” Italian title “MANGIA, PREGA, AMA” with Julia Roberts.

In 2011 he played in Woody Allen’s “TO ROME WITH LOVE” with Roberto Benigni, Alec Baldwin, Penelope Cruz, Judy Davis etc etc.

Variety Section Judge for the Castelfidardo International Accordion Competition. Section Judge Variety for ACCORDEON ART FESTIVAL.

In 2012 he received the international award “VOCE D’ORO” from the FIF Castelfidardo. In 2014 he has the pleasure of sharing the stage with: Richard Galliano, Vince Abbracciante, Samuca Do Acordeon, Luciano Sampaio Maia, Bebè Kramer, Renato Borghetti, Paulinho Cardoso and many other artists for the international event held in Porto Allegre in Brazil GAITEROS DO MUNDO organized by M ° Louis Carlo Borges.

From 2016 he collaborates with the company Settimio Soprani of Castelfidardo.

On 3 September 2017 he received the “STELLA C.E.A.” award in Recoaro Terme, during the international accordion gathering. (European Accordion Confederation) for the artistic merits obtained.

In 2018 he participates as musical director and arranger in the project “Naples in the world” with the singer Carmelo Zappulla. With this project they performed both in Italy and abroad: Naples, Bitritto, Mons, Liege, Charleroi, in Russia in Yaroslavl ‘and Moscow, in addition, with the same project, a further Tournée in the United States in 2020 is planned.

Creator and artistic director of R.I.M. “International Meeting of Mantice Instruments” and the adjoining contest held in Lariano in the province of Rome.