Andres Locatelli is an Italian-Argentinean musician and musicologist born in 1983. He studied music at the Escuela Nacional de Musica de Rosario, where he graduated with the highest marks in 2001.
He then took private recorder lessons and attended master classes and lectures on Early Music subjects (Rethorics, Historical Performance, Mensural Notation) by musicians such as G. Persico, A. Van der Spoel, G. Garrido, H. Rodriguez, M. Form, R. Calveyra, R. Stewart. He was a student at the Amsterdam Conservatoire (Netherlands) from 2005 to 2007, where he studied the instrument with P. Leenhouts, W. van Hauwe and J. Isaac.
Since 2007 he lives in Cremona (Italy) where he completed his PhD in Musicology (University of Pavia, 2020), specializing in the secular polyphonic repertoire of the 14th and early-15th centuries. He has also attended choir and orchestra conducting masterclasses with Facundo Agudín, A. van der Spoel, R. Vermeulen, M. Reif, and others.
As an instrumentalist he has collaborated, often as a soloist, with important early music orchestras and ensembles such as Concerto Italiano (R. Alessandrini), Les Musiciens du Louvre (M. Minkowski), Ensemble La Chimera (E. Egüez), Elyma (G. Garrido), Musica Temprana (A. van der Spoel), Holland Baroque Society (J. Steenbrink), and La Venexiana (C. Cavina). With these ensembles, he has performed in important venues and Festivals: Teatro alla Scala (Milano), Staatsoper (Berlin), Concertgebow, Muziekgebouw (Amsterdam), Salle Gaveau (Paris), Festival Misteria Paschalia (Cracovia), Festival Monteverdi (Cremona), Festival Bach (Losanna), Festival Enescu (Bucarest), Festival Klangvokal (Dortmund), Festival Cervantino (México).
As a conductor of early music (mainly 17th-century vocal and instrumental repertoires) he has performed in Italy, Switzerland, France, and The Netherlands. In 2016 he conducted the European premiere of Francesco Cavalli's «Veremonda, l'amazzone di Aragona» in collaboration with Concerto Köln, at the Mainz Staatsoper and at the Schwetzingen Festival. In 2018 he founded the ensemble Theatro dei Cervelli, devoted to the rediscovery of Italian 17th-century music. The Cervelli's debut at the renowned Utrecht Early Music Festival in 2019 was praised by the international critique. He regularly collaborates with young stage director Jeffrey Döring in interdisciplinary creations such as Wankelmut der Herzen (Stuttgart, 2019).
In the field of musicological research he has lectured in Spain (Joven Asociación de Musicólogos de Madrid), Brussels (Université Libre, Brussels, MedRen 2015), and Centri di Studi sull'Ars Nova (Certaldo).
Due to his interest in coaching young ensembles, he frequently organises early music workshops and courses throughout Europe and South America.