Claudio Scolari took a diploma at the College of music A.Boito in Parma with professor Stefano Cantarelli, his artistic carreer developed in two different areas: the Classical and Contemporary music one and the Avantguard Jazz music one in collaboration with some of the most prestigious sinphonic orchestras in Italy e.g.
The RAI National Simphonic Orchestra of Turin going on tour in Spain, Switzerland and Germany from 1989 to 2004 and collaborating with the following Orchestra Directors: Giuseppe Sinopoli, Luciano Berio, Fruhbech de Burgos,Whun Chung, Eliahu Imbal, Jeffrey Tate, Yutaka Sado, Georges Pretre, Daniel Oren, Aleksandr Lazarev, Dmitrij Kitaenko, Gianandrea Noseda, Kristian Jarvi, Gyorgy Gyorivanyi Rath, Lu Jia, Yuri Ahronovitch, Riccardo Chally, Ingo Metzmacher, Michel Plasson, Gennadij Rozdestvenskij, Garcia Navarro, James judd, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Sylvain Cambreling, Daniele Callegari, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Gary Bertini, Emmanuel Krivine, Zoltàn Pesko, Daniele Gatti, Kazushi Ono, Vladimir Delman, Josè Serebrier, Ion Marin, Isaac Karabtchevsky.
He collaborated with the following Solo Voices: Uto Ughi, Mikhail Pletnev, Viktorija Postnikova, Gil Shaham, Mischa Maisky, Viktoria Mullova, Emanuel Ax, Ivry Gitlis, Catherine Malfitano, Alicia de Larrocha, Maria Joao Pires, Natalja Gutman, Mario Brunello, Louis Lortie, Giuliano Carmignola, Pietro De Maria, Mark Kaplan, Giuseppe Scotese, Andrea Lucchesini, Gerhard Oppitz.
The Simphonic Orchestra of theater La Fenice of Venice, the Simphonic Orchestra of theater Della Rena of Verona, Simphonic Orchestra Arturo Toscanini of Parma, the Simphonic Orchestra of the Italian-Swiss Radio, the Philarmonic Orchestra of Parma with which played the Requiem of Verdi in Rome directed by Zubin Mehta. He also partecipated to the concert held in Rome in honour of Pope John Paul The Second. He partecipated to the concert to celebrate Luciano Pavarotti’s birthday held in Montecarlo. He partecipated to the Pavarotti & Friends editions of 1999 – 2000 – 2002 and 2003 collaborating with international artists such as PAVAROTTI, STING, LOU REED, GRACE JONES, JAMES BROWN, JOE COCKER, B.B. KING, LIONEL RICHIE, AUGUSTO ENRIQUEZ, GEORGE MICHAEL, TRACY CHAPMAN, ZUCCHERO, RENATO ZERO, GIANNI MORANDI, GLORIA ESTEFAN, ANDREA BOCELLI, GINO PAOLI, QUEEN, DEEP PURPLE, ERIC CLAPTON, BONO, RICKY MARTIN, LAURA PAUSINI, IRENE GRANDI. He collaborated with the American drums player STEVE GADD. He played at the “Biennale di Venezia” with the American drums player Chad Wackerman executing a composition by Frank Zappa.
In contemporary music he took part in the following ensembles: CARME (Italian Society of Chamber Music) “Gruppo Musica Insieme di Cremona”, I Virtuosi Italiani, Ensemble Edgard Varèse. He was member of the Jazz band Euforia partecipating to the Jazz Festival of Modena, concert which gained several consenses by Italian press, journals such as Repubblica underlined the quality and originality of the pieces of the band. Bologna Biennale Young Artists two concerts set up at Palazzo Re Renzo 1988 show appreciated also by the international press.
In Jazz and Avantguard music Claudio Scolari has always shown interest towards the timbric research of his instruments going also through the composition with special attention to the contemporary and jazz writing tecniques. In his way of organizing the sound elements the intent of adventuring in antique sonorities can be read, there the rithm mixes to noise and to instrumental timbers with the contemporary support of keyboards and syntetizers. From this research the CD LANDSKAP was born and gained many written appreciations from international musicians such as John Surman and Eberhard Weber and judjements by important international journalists such as Lee Prossen of Jazz Review magazine.
In 2004 the first solo CD by Claudio Scolari titled REFLEX was edited with musics written and played by himself, this album has received many critics at an international level, magazines such as Jazz Italia - Jazz About - Jazz Review - Jazz Magazine - Drum Magazine Anima jazz ecc have written articles judging this CD at a very hig musical and executional level. RAI RADIO UNO has broadcasted several times on music programs a piece taken by this CD titled MILDNESS.
He recorded for the PRINCIPAL RECORDS with artists such as DONNIE ROMANO winner of the Pistoia Blues Festival 2004. For RAI has recorded a CD with the percussions band titled THE CONCERTS OF POLITECHNIC. With the Simphonic National Orchestra of RAI has recorded the PEER GYNT directed by KRISTJAN JARVI e spoken by ARNOLDO FOA’. In 2005 has recorded the last CD by Claudio Scolari titled THE MY FOURTEEN SONGS musics written and executed iterely by him with the collaboration of Donnie Romano on guitar.
Claudio Scolari thought Instruments and Percussions at the School of Music of Ferrara and Jazz Drums at the Musical Institute Pareggiato Merulo of Castelnovo Ne Monti (Reggio Emilia).