Musicians who added a significant contribution to his artistic development are Angelo Clemente, Romeo Tudorache and Karl Leister. His artistic collaboration with Karl Leister, Fabio Bidini, Yuri Gandelsman, Paolo Pollastri, Francesco Pomarico, Ovidiu Balan, Riccardo Ceni, Ivano Battiston, Fabio Di Cásola, Victoria Soames Samek, Aurelian Octav Popa, Mark Clinton, Karen Becker, Angelo Inglese, Landon Baumgard, Patrick Messina, Enesco Quartet (Paris) and Giuliano Mazzoccante, with which it forms a stable DUO, is remarkable.
Winner of over thirty prizes in important national and international soloist and chamber music competitions. As an artist, he has performed in concerts held in Europe, Far East and USA.
As a soloist, he has collaborated with various orchestras among which: Kiev RTV Festival Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra “George Enescu” of Bucarest, Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia, Orchestra Milano Classica, Orchestra of the Bologna Theater, Orquesta Sinfónica de Venezuela (Caracas), Mersin Opera and Ballet State Orchestra (Turkey), Kazakhstan State Academic Symphony Orchestra (Almaty) and Portuguese Navy Band (Lisbon). He inaugurated with a Recital the prestigious 39th international convention “ClarinetFest ®” in the Lied Center for the Performing Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska USA and was member of the jury ICA Young Artist Competition and I.C.A. High School Solo Competition.
Many composers have dedicated him works of chamber music and soloist (Angelo Inglese, Luigi Giachino, Fabrizio Festa, Giuseppe Garbarino, Giuseppe Ricotta, Sergio Calligaris, Ante Grgin, Walter Farina…). Tinelli has recorded for the National Radio of Bucarest (Romania), RAI and SKY Classic (Italy), Deutsche Südwestfunk (Germany), TVR 1 Bucarest (Romania), TV Dubai (U.A.E.), News 24 (Albania), Venezuela TV, Radio Classic (Kazakhstan) and some CD with first world recordings released by Urania Records, Dad Records, VDM Records/RAI Trade, Phoenix Classics dedicated to Saverio Mercadante, Sergio Calligaris, Raffaele Gervasio and Johannes Brahms awarded, this one, by discography critics.
Camerata Tokyo (Japan) has released a CD in trio with Karl Leister and Giuliano Mazzoccante (piano) that has been praised by the international critics. Moreover, Farelive (Italy) has released two CD’s with Tinelli, one as conductor of the Italian Red Cross Military Band (C.M.M.) awarded at the “Global Music Awards 2016” with two silver medals and with four stars on the Italian music magazine “Musica”, one as conductor and soloist of the Méditerranée Clarinet Ensemble awarded at the “Global Music Awards 2017” with three silver medals, ranked among the “Global Music Awards TOP 10 Albums – Spring/Summer 2017” and reviewed with five stars on “Musica” and one as conductor of “I Musici Pugliesi” also awarded at the “Global Music Awards 2020” with silver medal. All recordings are available on the major streaming platforms (Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play, iTunes e Deezer).
He’s currently Clarinet Professor and coordinator of the Clarinet School in the Music Conservatory “N. Piccinni” of Bari (Italy). He also holds numerous master classes in Europe (Oulu University, Finland; Iasi Art University “G. Enescu”, Romania; Tirane Art University, Albania; Musik und Kunst Wien, Austria; ClarinetsOnStage, Belgium; Academy of Music in Kraków, Poland; …), USA (California State University, Northridge) and Far East (Beijing Central Conservatory of Music, Zhejiang Conservatory of Music). He is additionally the Artistic Director of various musical organizations like the International Clarinet Competition “Saverio Mercadante”. Antonio Tinelli is an official Buffet-Crampon Artist.
“in a word, superbly” [Fanfare Magazine USA]; “perfect musicality” [Musica Magazine]; “masterfully interpretation” [The Clarinet USA], “admirable coherence, a whole warm, rich and very charming sound” [Journal of Music].