Andrea Piccioni, a native of Rome, is a master performer on frame drums—single-headed drums, sometimes with jingles, played with the hands rather than with sticks. After mastering the Southern Italian tamburello, Andrea studied frame drum rhythms and performance techniques from the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia. Andrea Piccioni is an experienced teacher as well as the artistic director of Frame Drums Italia International Festival.
|Name||Performance Year With AKMI|
|Contemporary music from the ends of the Silk Route||2016, 2017|
|Basel Rajoub & Soriana Project||2014, 2015, 2016, 2017|
|Aga Khan Ensemble||2017|
|AKMI master musicians, Kronos Quartet and Bassekou Kouyaté||2018|
|New Music from the Silk Route||2019|