After a high school diploma in classical studies, Andrea Chinaglia graduated in piano from the “Antonio Buzzolla” Conservatory in Adria, and in orchestra conducting from the “Arrigo Boito” Conservatory in Parma, always with top marks and honours. In the meantime, he specialized in the piano with Konstantin Bogino and Filippo Gamba, and in conducting with H. Lendeers (Conservatory of Rotterdam), J. Van Steen (Conservatory of Amsterdam), N. Thomson, M. Guidarini, L. Gay, R. Gessi and L. Shambadal (European Conducting Academy in Vicenza- Berlin).
He regularly collaborates with the Mitteleuropa Orchestra of Friuli Venezia Giulia, with which he conducts symphonic programmes after serving as an assistant to Philippe Entramont. In June 2017 he made his début with the Toscanini Philharmonics of Parma, conducting two symphonic concerts. He also conducted the “Filarmonia Veneta” Regional Orchestra and the Solo d’Archi Ensemble Orchestra, collaborating with several international artists. As a pianist, he has won or ranked among the best participants in a number of national competitions since he was very young. Andrea is also active as a choirmaster, and his performances were recorded by RAI and the Vatican Radio. He has been working as a choir conductor and a répétiteur for several theatres and institutions. More specifically, he was the choirmaster at the Teatro Verdi Foundation in Pisa, the répétiteur at Regio in Parma, and the harpsichord master in several projects of the High School of Music of Lausanne-Sion-Friborg. He has been at the head of the “Giuseppe Verdi” Choir in Parma since 2016, with which he has an intense concert activity. In June 2017 he was a member of the jury in the final of the “Voci verdiane” International Competition, Busseto. He also obtained a degree in Italian Literature from the University of Padua, where he specialised in the history and the aesthetics of Italian opera.