The Italian cellist and conductor, Riccardo Martinini, Riccardo Martinini, studied the cello with M. Amphiteatroff.
Since 1979 Riccardo Martinini has performed in concerts for important music institutes and Festivals throughout Italy, France, Spain, Switzerland, Eastern Europe, Denmark, Greece, Egypt and the Lebanon. He is president of the Italian Centre for Ancient Music (CIMA) and holds a chair in the cello at the Conservatory of Bologna. He also founded the Italian Baroque Orchestra (l'Orchestra Barocca Italiana).
One of the foremost supporters and organisers of the spread of musical philological research in Italy, Riccardo Martinini has contributed to the realisation of some thousand different symphonic-choral, orchestral and chamber works and is responsible for the organisation of courses of both practice and theory, seminars and work placements and the carrying out of musical education programmes. From 1993 to 1999 Riccardo Martinini was artistic director of the courses in musical interpretation at Villa Rucellai in Prato.
Riccardo Martinini has recorded works for RAI, Radio France, Stradivarius, Tactus and Cimamusic. He is now resident director of the Lorenzo da Ponte Company and of the Chamber Choir CIMA, with whom he is performing the complete, unabridged Cantatas and Oratorios of Bach in Rome. With the Lorenzo da Ponte Company he has acted as director for several important Italian concert seasons.