edino biaggi

Grand-nephew of the legendary Argentinean tango composer, pianist and bandleader Rodolfo “Wizard Hands” Biaggi (1906-1969), Edino Biaggi started studying music theory and woodwinds performance when he was eight years old at the Silvio Agostini Music School in Cruz Alta, Córdoba, Argentina. Edino performed his first concert tour when he was nine, under conductor Maestro Héctor Gatti.
After being a pupil of oboist Luis Giavón (Rosario Symphony Orchestra) for nine years, Edino began studying with Rubén Albornóz (Principal oboe, Colón Symphony Orchestra, Buenos Aires) in the year 1999.
During the aforementioned years, Mr. Biaggi was a member of several orchestras in South America such as the Rosario Youth Symphony Orchestra (Principal Oboe), Rosario Symphony Orchestra, Rosario Contemporary Ensemble (Principal Oboe), and the Rosario Chamber Orchestra (Principal Oboe). Additionally, he was also invited to perform as principal oboe with the MERCOSUR Symphony Orchestra (South America’s largest youth symphony orchestra).

Edino has performed in many concert halls in South America such as El Círculo Theatre, Labardén Hall, Castagnino Theatre, Biblioteca Argentina, La Comedia Theatre and the Colón Theatre; he was invited to play as a soloist in Ushuaia’s (the southernmost city in the world) City Hall; he has also been featured as a soloist throughout Latin America, the USA, and Europe. He is been broadcasted on several radio stations, such as Radio Clásica Rosario, Argentina, and WFMT Chicago, among others.

Edino has performed live, and also recorded on some important TV channels: Channel 3 and Channel 5 Argentina, Channel 19 Chicago, and on the worldwide satellite TV station 3ABN (USA).
In 2001, Edino Biaggi was accepted at Roosevelt University, Chicago, where he completed his Bachelor’s degree in Oboe Performance. At the aforesaid institution, Edino won an important scholarship, and was a pupil of oboist Alex Klein (former principal oboe, Chicago Symphony Orchestra). While residing in Chicago, Edino performed in almost every major venue of the area, such as the Rudolph Ganz Memorial Hall, Chicago Symphony Hall, Harris Theatre, Governor’s State University Concert Hall, Harold Washington Library, and the Chicago Auditorium Theatre
Mr. Biaggi has taken master classes with Maestros Làszlo Hadady (Paris Superior Music Conservatory), Antoine Lazènec (Lyon Music Conservatory), David Walter (Paris Superior Music Conservatory), Grover Schiltz (former English horn, Chicago Symphony Orchestra), James Caldwell (Oberlin Conservatory), Zhu Dun (Beijing Central Conservatory of Music), Ray Still (Principal oboe of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for 40 years), Washington Barella (Principal oboe, SWR Südwestrundfunk Symphony Orchestra)
In 2008 Edino finished his Master's Degree in Oboe Performance at Queens College, New York, and in 2011 he finished his Artist Diploma Certificate, under the tutelage of Maestro Humbert Lucarelli.
While at Queens College, Mr. Biaggi was a member of the Goden Key International Honour Society, and was awarded the Dorothy and Morris Grosser Woodwind Award (2008), the Ronald Roseman Woodwind Award (2009 and 2010), the Adele Lerner Chamber Music Prize (2011), and the Discimus ut Serviamus Award (2011).
Mr. Biaggi is currently an Adjunct Oboe Instructor at Queens College and Brooklyn College, C.U.N.Y.



Free Time
With Maestra JoAnn Falletta, after performing the Rorem Concerto for English horn and orchestra. New York, March 20th, 2013.