While growing up Riccardo Delfino obtained a classical music education by learning to play the piano and the cello. After he had finished school he started to take an interest in the traditional music of Europe. This interest lead him to the medieval routes of occidental music. He has been working as a freelance musician concentrating on early music for 30 years. On top of that he is an internationally accredited expert and sought-
In the context of the growing interest for historical music and its instruments in the eighties Riccardo Delfino became one of the pioneers of medieval music and music of the renaissance. He was substantially involved in the revival of the hurdy-
During the first decade of his working life he worked as a street-
In the second decade of his working life he concentrated on giving concerts. Together with famous ensembles for early music he played concerts on big stages and at festivals in Europe, in the Near-
During the third decade Riccardo Delfino continued his artistic work as concert and studio musician. Due to a professional reorientation he cut back on travelling. He expanded his educational work as a private tutor for music education, as a music school teacher at a Gesamtschule (equivalent to a secondary school) and as a lecturer at vocational training centres. Besides that, he worked with the computer and learned the basics of music editing, digital notation and extensive knowledge in image editing, design and web design.
By founding AFFETTO MUSICALE in the 2011 Riccardo Delfino wants to extend these services and his extensive knowledge and lastly share his experience.
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