Dummer, percussionist, composer Claudio Scolari was born in Reggio Emilia (Italy) in 1962. Took a diploma at the College of music A.Boito in Parma (in Italy).
His artistic career developed in two different areas: the Classical and Contemporary music one and the Avant-garde Jazz music one in collaboration with some of the most prestigious symphonic orchestras in Italy e.g. The Scala Philharmonic Orchestra of Milano, the RAI National Symphonic Orchestra of Torino going on tour in Spain, Switzerland, France and Germany from 1989 to 2010 and collaborating with the following Orchestra Directors: Giuseppe Sinopoli, Luciano Berio, Fruhbech de Burgos, Whun Chung, Eliahu Imbal, Jeffrey Tate, Yutaka Sado, Georges Pretre, Daniel Oren, Aleksandr Lazarev, Dmitrij Kitaenko, Yuri Ahronovitch, Riccardo Chally, Gary Bertini ecc. The Symphonic Orchestra of theater La Fenice of Venice, the Symphonic Orchestra of theater Della Rena of Verona, the Symphonic Orchestra of the Italian-Swiss Radio, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Parma.
He played at the "Biennale di Venezia" with the American drums player Chad Wackerman executing a composition by Frank Zappa. He also participated to the concert held in Rome in honor of Pope John Paul The Second. He participated to the concert to celebrate Luciano Pavarotti’s birthday held in Montecarlo. He participated at the Pavarotti & Friends editions of 1999 – 2000 – 2002 and 2003, where he met the American drummer Steve Gadd.
In Jazz and Avant-garde music Claudio Scolari has always shown interest towards the timbre research of his instruments going also through the composition with special attention to the contemporary and jazz writing techniques. In his way of organizing the sound elements the intent of adventuring in antique sonorities can be read, there the rhythm mixes to noise and to instrumental timbers with the contemporary support of keyboards and synthesizers.
In 2004 the first solo CD by Claudio Scolari titled REFLEX was edited with music written and played by himself, in 2005 has recorded the CD by Claudio Scolari titled THE MY FOURTEEN SONGS with music written and executed literally by him with the collaboration of Donnie Romano on guitar, in 2007 has recorded the CD by Claudio Scolari titled DREAMS AND EMOTIONS OF CITY with music written and executed by him with the collaboration of Donnie Romano on guitar and Simone Scolari on Trumpet.
In june 2008 he collaborated with the RAI Symphony Orchestra of Torino during the concert with the percussion soloist Peter Sadlo. In October 2008 he collaborate with the RAI Orchestra at the Biennale di Venezia executing music under the guide of the German composer Helmut Lachenmann, winner of the award “Leone d’oro”. In December of 2008 he still collaborated with RAI Orchestra at the Christmas Concert in Assisi conducted by Wayne Marshall and featuring Dionne Warwick.
In October 2009 he participated at the Biennale di Venezia executing music of Varése and in October 2010 he participated again with the Rai Symphony Orchestra at the Biennale di Venezia executing music of the German composer Wolfgang Rihm winner of the award “Leone d’oro”.
In March 2010 has recorded his last CD titled “COLORS OF RED ISLAND” with the collaboration of Daniele Cavalca on drums, vibraphone, percussion, electric bass and Simone Scolari on trumpet.