Sergio Azzolini was born in Bolzano in 1967. There he studied at the Musical conservatory Claudio Monteverdi. Sergio Azzolini continued his studies in Hanover in the class of professor Klaus Thunemenn.
Azzolini drew attention to his musical talent while playing at numerous musical contests in Ancona, Prague, Belgrade, Martigny, Bonn and Munich. Sergio Azzolini regularly records for EMI. Besides solo performances, he dedicates great amounts of time to his own ensemble Il Proteo. Sergio Azzolini is a permanent member of Christophe Coin’s Ensemble Baroque de Limoges and is playing as a soloist in the Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca ensemble and many others. Azzolini has been art director of Kammerakademie Potsdam since 2002. since 2013 he mainly works with his own ensemble L’Onda Armonica.
From 2002 to 2007, Sergio Azzolini held a post as artistic advisor to the Kammerakademie Potsdam. Together with the musicians of this orchestra, he explored and performed numerous both baroque and contemporary works. Moreover, he conducted three very succesful opera productions: ‘La fida Ninfa’ by Antonio Vivaldi, ‘Le nozze di Dorina’ by Baldassare Galuppi and, in 2010, ‘Montezuma’ by Karl Heinrich Graun. In 2011, Sergio Azzolini conducted the Kammerakademie again in a staged version of Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro” in Potsdam.
Sergio Azzolini has recorded a great number of CDs that have gained him many prestigious prizes and show his extraordinary stylistical diversity. Currently, he works on a complete recording of Antonio Vivaldi’s 39 bassoon concertos for Naïve’s Vivaldi Edition.
Since 1998, Sergio Azzolini has been a bassoon and chamber music professor at the Hochschule für Musik in Basel.