Gabriele Ragghianti

Gabriele Ragghianti was born in Lucca, Tuscany. He studied at Luigi Boccherini
Musical Institute, graduating with Maestro S Grazzini with highest honours, cum
laude and with a special mention by the Ministry of Education. Winner of many
national or international contests, he has worked, as principal double bass, with
several symphonic and chamber orchestras, both Italian and foreign,
affronting repertoires from all eras.
Since 1988 Gabriele has been soloist double bass of the distinguished chamber
ensemble I Solisti Veneti. He performed as soloist in more than 3,500 concerts
in 85 countries worldwide, playing in many important concert halls and at the
most prestigious festivals, such as Tanglewood, Ravinia and Mostly Mozart in
the US, Salzburg in Austria, Guanajuato and Sinaloa in Mexico, Suntory and
Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo.
Gabriele has carried out an outstanding work in chamber music, collaborating
with musicians of great fame. He took part in many recordings for the radio and
the television, both in Italy and abroad – he recorded more than 150 CDs and
DVDs, working with famous artists worldwide.
With the Quartetto Rossini he recorded the whole repertoire of Rossini’s sonatas
and with the pianist Tiziano Mealli a collection of Giovanni Bottesini’s works for
doublebass and piano.
Gabriele holds the tenure as professor at the Music Institute Luigi Boccherini of
Lucca, and he’s regularly invited as guest teacher to some of the most
prestigious musical institutions in Italy and abroad, such as Musica Riva
Festival, New York University, Juilliard School of New York, Hochschule of
Nürnberg, the Conservatoire de Paris, the Universitetet i Oslo, and the
Rijksuniversiteit of Groningen and many others.
He was the artistic director and organizer of “bassLucca2018” and of the
“Boccherini International double bass fest.
Gabriele is a D’Addario artist and performs on a doublebass made by Cristiano