Salvatore Corazza

Drummer, Percussionist, Composer, Arranger, Author


He was born in Ozieri where he began playing drums as a self-taught at the age of about 11. After a few years he moved to Cagliari and began collaborating with a band (Gruppo 2001) with which he recorded his first records; then the experience in Bologna for four years with various dance formations, followed by a move to Rome where his real professional career began with an engagement at RAI 1 in the orchestra of DOMENICA IN directed by Maestro Pippo Caruso. This was a sort of 'pass par tout' for the continuation of his career.



Christmas concert at the Vatican, with Patty Smith


In studio with:

Andrea Bocelli, Giorgia, Alex Baroni, Mike Francis, Paola Turci, Nini Rosso, Claudio Simonetti, Gegè Telesforo, Ben Sidran, Roberto Murolo, Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, Riccardo Fogli, Baraonna.

Tours around the world with:

"Il Volo World Tours" (for 4 years), Renato Zero, Andrea Bocelli, Ornella Vanoni, Fiorella Mannoia, Riccardo Cocciante, Mike Francis, Irene Grandi, Amii Stewart, Gegè Telesforo, Nini Rosso.

Orchestra conducted by Maestro Renato Serio for 'Christmas in the Vatican', for seven years with:

BB King, Manhattan Transfer, Randy Crawford, Mirelle Mathieu, Dionne Warwick, Miriam Makeba, Tom Jones, John Denver, Los Del Rio, Shola Hama, Nek, Spain, Massimo Ranieri, Pooh, Gino Paoli, Amedeo Minghi, Patty Smith, Annie Lennox.

With the 'Jubilee 2000' orchestra:

in Mondo Visione at Tor Vergata (Campus of the University of Rome) with 2,500,000 spectators. 

In orchestra for various TV shows:

"Viva Napoli", 3 editions with Maestro Peppe Vessicchio (with the participation of: Loredana Berté, Marcella, Mia Martini, Mango, Mariella Nava, Fausto Leali, Riccardo Fogli, Edoardo Bennato)

"Domenica In" and "Numero Uno" with Maestro Pippo Caruso

"Finally Friday" (Jonny Dorelli) with Maestro Augusto Martelli

"Carramba' with Maestro Tony De Vita

"La Corrida' with Maestro Pregadio

"Maurizio Costanzo Show" for 4 years with Maestro Demo Morselli

Orchestra "150 ANNI" (RAI) with Mario Biondi, Serena Autieri, Amii Stewart, Max Gazzè, "Natale in Vaticano 2017": Annie Lennox, Patty Smith, Alex Britti, Enrico Ruggeri.


He has taught and still teaches in various contexts:

Timba Schoolsthe historic Latin drumming school in the Roman capital
Percentage Musicone of the most accredited professional schools in Rome. 

Organiser in 10 Italian cities  of the Master Class of Gary Chaffee, one of the world's leading references in drum teaching (Berklee College of Music Boston) and with Peter Erskine (Weather Report).


He was the creator and producer of the festival Musica per i Borghi, for 10 years from 2003 to 2013 with the  artistic direction by Maestro Vessicchio

Artistic cast: 

Ornella Vanoni, Giorgia, Pino Daniele, Mario Biondi, Fiorella Mannoia, Tosca, Edoardo Bennato, Max Gazzè, Concato, Ron and many other names on the Italian scene.  

Salvatore Corazza at the Arena di Verona in 2015 on the set of the 'Il Volo' concert (photo taken during rehearsals). The setup is more or less the same as the one used during the four-year world tour with 'Il Volo'. 


DW battery:

bass drum 22 "x16"; toms 10" and 12"; floor toms 14" and 16"; Drum Art snare drum 14 x 6 1/2" in Padouk. Drum skins: Remo ambassador coated top; resonator skins: ambassador clear bottom, bass drum power stroke 3. Cymbals, from left: Ufip crash classic 17", Spizz crash 16", Spizz 14" hi-hat, Spizz 20" ride, Ufip crash light classic 20", Ufip 19" Blast.

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