Amerigo Bernardi


Amerigo studied at Fiesole Music School and graduated with honors from the L. Cherubini Conservatory in Florence. He was a winner of various national contests and in 1991 he won the selection for principal double bass in the Italian Youth Orchestra.
From 2000 to 2002, as a principal double bass he took part in various tours with the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra, conducted by Zubin Metha.
From 2002 to 2010 he played with Orchestra Filarmonica Toscanini, being chosen by Lorin Maazel, and taking part in many international tours. During the 2007 American tour he played with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra with greatest conductors and soloists such as Yuri Temirkanov, Georges Pretre, Zubin Mehta, Eliahu Inbal, Mstislav Rostropovich, Rafael Frübeck de Burgos,Valery Gergiev, Itzhak Perlmann, Maxim Vengerov, Julia Fisher.
Since 2002 he has played as guest principal double bass with Mahler Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Claudio Abbado and Daniel Harding, touring and recording for Decca and Deutche Grammophone.
Since 2003 he has been periodically invited by C. Abbado to play with Lucerne Festival Orchestra, with which he made various audio and video recordings. From 2010 he played with Orchestre National de Lyon, and since 2004 he has been the double bass of the Solisti di Pavia, a prestigious chamber ensemble conducted by Enrico Dindo.
Amerigo is also a sought after chamber music partner, playing with Mario Brunello, Yuri Bashmet, Gidon Kremer, Enrico Dindo.
He cooperates with the “Human Rights Orchestra”, founded and conducted by Alessio Allegrini, and he is a member of the Bass Gang, the famous double bass ensemble.
Since 2007 he has been the double bass professor at the Istituto Musicale “Peri-Merulo” in Reggio Emilia, Italy.