Started his first studies under his grandfather, a violinist,
and then continued his studies for nine years at the conservatories "E.R.Duni" in
Matera and "U.Giordano" in Foggia.
After his experience as an orchestra violinist in the symphonic and operatic scenes,
he started to dedicate himself more deeply to a personal instrumental research which
brought him, in the early 80's to play with local musicians and for a brief time
with Antonio Infantino, in the contest of derivative traditional music from Basilicata.
In 1986 and 1987, he performed
as a gypsy violinist in numerous shows for the Darix Togni Circus.
From 1988 to 1994 he studied
at Seminars presented by
and taking part in ensemble groups with B.Tommaso, P. Fresu, G.Trovesi, E.Rava.
and the "Orchestra Laboratorio" directed by B.Tommaso.
From 1992 to 1995 he became
first solo violinist for the Utopia Orchestra (in Zetema/Matera) directed by B.Tommaso
and once again together with B.Tommaso, in 1996 and
1997 joined the group Il Diritto e Il Rovescio.
With these two groups, he participated in various discographic productions, concerts,
and multimedial events in the most important Italian festivals, collaborating with
Italian String Trio,
Pia De Vito,
Pino Minafra, Vittorino Curci...
In 2000, he created the
Quartet with Loïc Dequidt on the piano, Massimo De Stephanis as double bassist,
Fréderic Delestré on the drums and produced "Nebedoti " (Le Carrozze Records) his
first record in his own name.
His quartet was invited in 2001, to the Italian Jazz
In 2002, together with the pianist Sergio Corbini,
he produced "Antologia Italiana" (Le Carrozze Records).
In 2004, he recorded and distributed "Variazioni su
un Tema" (Splasch - Contemporary) with the
Fiii Quartet (Loïc Dequidt at the piano, Mauro Gargano as double bassist and Fabio
Accardi on the drums).
"Variazioni su un Tema" (awarded by the magazine "Musica Jazz") has been included
in the National Music Archive Catalog ("Discoteca di Stato – Istituto Centrale per
I Beni Sonori ed Audiovisivi – Museo dell'Audiovisivo")
In 2005, he distributed "Playing with Eric – the music
of Eric Dolphy" (Splasch - Contemporary) with Sergio Corbini and double bassist
In 2006, in collaboration with AJMI of Avignon and
The National Academy of Jazz (for its 30 year anniversary), created the project
"Euro Jazz Lab" with Sergio Corbini, Samuel Silvant and others musicians.
After a series of concerts in France and Italy, with this quintet he recorded a
cd which has not yet been distributed.
In 2008, he collaborated with Professor Riccardo Putti
from the Literature department to produce the theatrical piece "Grisou", inspired
by the work of Luciano Bianciardi, presenting original music and performing live
at the Auditorium of Santa Chiara at the University of Siena.
In 2013 he produced, again as a duo with Sergio Corbini,
"Le Forme delle Emozioni", a project on Music and Italian Films - (ZDM Records)
In 2014, taking a new direction in electronic experimentation,
he founded, together with the trumpeter, Mariano Di Nunzio and the saxophonist/clarinetist
Sandro Marra, the Trio "Almost Modern 3" distributing the record with the same name
This record was awarded in 2015 by the magazines "Musica
Jazz" and "JazzIt".
Continuing his musical experimentation, in 2015 he
participated in the project "Quasimodo" with Claudio Riggio (Guitar/Electronics),
Alessandro Giachero (Fender Rhodes/Synth), Filippo Manni (Theremin/Electronics),
Giuseppe Sardina (Drums/Percussion).
With this group, in 2016 he publishes "Episteme of
a Dream" with Filibusta Records.
In the same year and under the same label he publishes his first completely solo
record: "Electric Life Suite - 14 Violin Solos" the result of several years of research
on the live electronics.
Since the '80s, Rino, accompanies his musical activities as a music teacher in State
Continuing his experimental journey, in 2017 he records with the singer Boris
Svoldelli, and the cd entitled "Convergenze" is published in 2018 by the Onyx
In the same year it is published by Slam Productions "
Endless Work " in Trio with Stefano Franceschini (Saxes / Clarinet /
Electronics) and Sergio Corbini (Piano / Synthesizer).
"NUX ERAT " (Bruno Tommaso, Vittorino Curci, featuring
Trovesi & Orchestra Utopia) / CMC 1993.
" ONYX JAZZ CLUB " (Artisti Vari, Italian String Trio /Renato Geremia,
Bruno Tommaso & Orch. Utopia), - Solo sul brano: "John Cage e gli 11 funghi" - ONYX
" 6 x 30 " (Paolo
Fresu Sextet & Orchestra Utopia)-Solo sui brani "Fellini" e "Citazioni"
" IL DIRITTO E IL ROVESCIO " (Valentina Mutti, Rino Adamo, Paolo Botti, Felice Mezzina,
Vittorino Curci, Loïc Dequidt, Stefano Scatozza, Bruno Tommaso, Carlo Bosco) SJR
" NEBEDOTI " Rino Adamo
Quartetto (Rino Adamo, Loïc Dequidt, Massimo De Stephanis, Frédéric Delestré) /
" ANTOLOGIA ITALIANA " Rino Adamo/Sergio Corbini - CARR 2002
" VARIAZIONI SU UN TEMA " Rino Adamo Fii Quartet (Rino
Adamo, Loïc Dequidt, Mauro Gargano, Fabio Accardi) - SPLASC(H)
" PLAYING WITH ERIC, the music of Eric Dolphy " Rino Adamo/Sergio Corbini/Giovanni
Maier - SPLASC(H) 2005
" LE FORME DELLE EMOZIONI " Rino Adamo / Sergio Corbini – ZDM
" ALMOST MODERN 3 " (Mariano Di Nunzio, Rino Adamo, Sandro Marra) - MARDIN –
" EPISTEME OF A DREAM" (QUASIMODO: Rino Adamo, Filippo Manni, Claudio Riggio, Alessandro
Giachero, Giuseppe Sardina) - FILIBUSTA RECORDS – 2016
" ELECTRIC LIFE SUITE – 14 VIOLIN SOLOS " Rino Adamo – FILIBUSTA RECORDS -
" CONVERGENZE" - Rino Adamo / Boris Savoldelli – ONYX JAZZ CLUB –
" ENDLESS WORK " - Rino Adamo / Stefano Franceschini / Sergio Corbini – SLAM PRODUCTION
Since the '80s, Rino, accompanies his musical activities as a music teacher in
State middle schools.
Rino Adamo FIII Quartet – Variazioni su un Tema
The composer and violinist has proved to be one of the most
original, eccentric, peripheral "new" voices of Italian Jazz. After the notable
Antologia Italiana recorded in duet with the pianist Sergio Corbini, Adamo reunites
a symbiotic quartet with Loic Dequidt (piano), Mauro Gargano (double bass), and
Fabio Accardi (drums). Nine original compositions play in complicity mainly with
the pianist, hovering on the sonorous edge between contemporary music and experimental
Jazz. In the violin solo in Anima tripla, Adamo can be appreciated in the quartet
of the enigmatic Prologo, and in the sharp Lillo e la mosca, in the refined Canone
imperfetto. Music restless and passionate.
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