Cimmino, Paolo

Percussionist, Italy


Paolo Cimmino After graduating in 1988, he began his career as a member of the San Carlo Theatre Orchestra of Naples, performing with them for twelve years. During that time he also studied ethnic music and jazz.

Currently, Paolo teaches percussion at G. Martucci Conservatoire in Salerno, frame drums and Principles of Ethnic Music at MusicAteneo of University in Salerno. He is invited regularly to give master classes throughout Europe, (Germany, Spain , Greece,  Great Britain, Estonia, Croatia, ) including the Royal College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge,  Franz Liszt Hochschule fur Musik in Weimar-Germany.

A passionate educator, Paolo has written a wealth of educational material on the “Tamburello” (Italian tambourine like instrument) and its technique, including the highly acclaimed “A New way of playing tamburello” published by Note di Merito and5Tamburello solos” Ed. Artemide. Published for Norskmusik Forlag Hidden tears for  marimba and Frame drums ” and “Il Sorpasso”“ for set up” Published for Edition Svitzer  Secret Passion ” for marimba , strings and percussions. He also published a DVD  La Tammurriata Antiche tradizioni future possibilità"  and Solkattu,Groove & Exercise for Italian Tambourine and Frame Drums produced by MusicAteneo

In addition to his role as an educator, Paolo purses an active freelance career with regular concerts in Italy and the rest of Europe 

Framed Resonance  ( marimba and Percussion ) with Daniella Ganeva Clay Drums India ( Indian percussion  , frame drums  , piano  and voice  ) with Ghatam Sureh MediTamburi  Percussion Quartet ( he founded )

Endorser for Mike Balter Mallets, Meinl Percussion, Bergerault Percussion Instruments, Ufip  Alternate Mod Inc.