The Italian tenor, composer and music pedagogue, Andrea Basevi, began studying with Mario Moretti, then graduated from the Conservatory of Turin in Choral Music and Chorus Conducting with Don Virgilio Bellone, and in Composition with Gilberto Bosco. He continued his studies with Brian Ferneyhough at the Staatlische Hochschüle fur Musik in Freiburg, and with Luciano Berio in Florence. An important stage in his education was a Course in Ethnomusicology with Simha Arom at the Accademia Chigiana, Siena. After being noticed at the 1989 Bucchi Prize with a musical fairytale broadcast by RAI, he has twice won the Competition “Play and Music” of the magazine Amadeus.
Andrea Basevi is interested in many areas of music: he has composed music for drama for the Repertory Theatres of Genoa and Turin, written film music for the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia Rome, and has received special mention from Ennio Morricone in a Chigiana Academy competition. He has worked extensively on the music / voice relation, producing radio works, songs for children and opera on texts by author Roberto Piumini.
Andrea Basevi has been active in primary education, as director in Genoa of the chorus in various Primary Schools and the De Amicis Library. With Piumini he has produced two books for children on musical instruments and notation, published by Fabbri editor in Milan. From 2006 he is President of AIKEM, association for music education with the Kodály methodology.
Andrea Basevi has involved other composers in projects related to various mediums: “Montale: the poet’s voice”, “Music for Van Dick”, “For Giorgio Caproni”, “Concert for the day of the Memory”. He has composed the short operas for children : Zazie adapted from Queneau, Pinocchio from Collodi, Peter Pan from Barrie, Alice from Lewis Carroll, and from Piumini’s books The Empoli’s circus, The Malafiato, The Brema’s musicians. He is Artistic Director of Music Association Sant’Ambrogio, which promotes contemporary music. He teaches Harmony at the Conservatory of Alessandria. He currently lives in Genoa, Italy.