Born: July 24, 1969 Primary Instrument: Accordion
The pianist, accordion player, composer and bandoneon Antonello Messina was born 24 July 1969 in Palermo, Italy. At the age of 10 years, he began taking classical piano lessones. He then went on to study music theory with the music teacher Guido Maduli, instructor of the Conservatory of Palermo. In 1997, he began playing the accordion and is recognized as one of the finest accordionists in Europe today.