Paolo Cimmino is an internationally recognized frame drums soloist and a versatile percussion artist. After graduating in 1988, he began his career as a member of the San Carlo Theatre Orchestra of Naples, performing with them for twelve years. During that time he also studied ethnic music and jazz. Currently, Paolo teaches percussion at G. Martucci Conservatoire of Music in Salerno, and at MusicAteneo of University in Salerno. frame drums and Principles of Ethnic Music.
He is invited regularly to give master classes throughout major festivals, universities and conservatories around the world.Jury member and clinician at Pas Italy Percussion & Pas Greece Percussion.
So many collaborations with internationally renowned musicians including: John Psathas, Zohar Fresco, Ganesh Kumar, Ivana Bilic, Ghatam Suresh Christos Rafalides Glen Velez, Igor Lesnik and many others…
Paolo is also author of a technical and stylistic renewal on the Italian Tamburello, has crossed with his style the boundaries of jazz, chamber music and world music ,He has written the highly acclaimed "A New way of playing Tamburello” published by Note di Merito “Hidden tears for “marimba and tamburello ” and “Sorpasso “ (for set up) Published Norskmusik Forlag. “Passione Segreta” for marimba ,strings and percussions. Edition Svitzer published 5Tamburello solos” and La Ritmica per tamburo” published Ed. Artemide. He also published a DVD “La Tammurriata Antiche tradizioni e Future possibilità”produced by MusicAteneo. And “Solkattu , Groove & Exercise” for Italian tambourine and Frame drums
In addition to his role as an educator, Paolo purses an active freelance career with regular concerts He is a "soloist" also in duo "Clay Drums India" with Ghatam Suresh, and in "Framed Resonance” with marimba player Daniella Ganeva (Royal Collage London) and MediTamburi Quartet (founded by himself ).
He is also endorsed by Angelini Mallets.