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 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 Siena Jazz mainly with
with Bruno Tommaso in the "Orchestra Laboratorio".From 1992
to 1995 he became first solo violinist for the "Orchestra
Utopia" 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
In 2000, he created the "Rino Adamo Quartetto" with
Loïc Dequidt on piano, Massimo De Stephanis as double bassist, Fréderic Delestré
on drums and produced "Nebedoti" (Le Carrozze Records) his first record in his own
name.His quartet was invited in 2001, to the Italian
Jazz Siena Jazz Festival.
In 2002,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 "Rino Adamo 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 recorded and distributed "Playing with
Eric – the music of Eric Dolphy" (Splasch - Contemporary) with Sergio Corbini and
double bassist Giovanni Maier.
In 2006, in collaboration with AJMI (Association pour
le Jazz et les Musiques Improvisées) of Avignon and Siena Jazz/ The National Academy
of Jazz (for its 30 year anniversary), created the project "Euro Jazz Lab" with
Sergio Corbini, Samuel Silvant,Bernard Santacruz 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 with the trumpeter, Mariano Di Nunzio and the saxophonist/clarinetist Sandro
Marra, the Trio "Almost Modern 3" distributing the record with the same name (Mardin
Records).This record was awarded in 2015 by the magazines
"Musica Jazz" and "JazzIt".
Continuing his musical experimentation,in2015 Rino
is creator of the project "Quasimodo" with ClaudioRiggio(Guitar/Electronics,AlessandroGiachero(FenderRhodes/Synth),FilippoManni(Theremin/Electronics),Giuseppe
With this Quintet he publishes in 2016 "Episteme of
a Dream"(Filibusta Records).In the same year and under the same label he publishes
his first completely solo record: "Electric Life Suite-14 Violin Solos",first personal
summary of a work of several years of research on electronics applied to the violin.
Continuing his experimental journey, in 2017 he records
with the singer Boris Savoldelli,and the cd entitled "Convergenze" is published
in 2018 by Onyx Jazz Club.The disc is awarded in the
"41st Jazz Station Awards/The Best Jazz of 2019".
In the same year is published "Endless Work" (Slam Productions) in Trio with Stefano
Franceschini (Saxes/Clarinet/Electronics) and Sergio Corbini (Piano/Synthesizer).
In 2019 Rino creates his own Label (MyLab) and publishes
"Music for a Film Never Filmed",her second disc mainly alone.
Since the '80s, Rino, accompanies his musical activities
as a music teacher in State Middle Schools.
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