Claudio Russino – a qualified drummer/percussionist with 40+ years’ experience in the music industry as a professional musician with various orchestras, cruise lines, jazz and rock ensembles, etc., currently, working as a freelance musician.
In a long and varied career, Claudio has performed with a number of prestigious musical institutions including the Elizabethan Trust Orchestra, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Opera Australia and the ABC Sinfonia. With extensive experience as a ‘popular’ musician working in Europe and the United States, his career includes several years as a member of the house band on P&O cruise ship The Pacific Princess (aka “The Love Boat”)
Expert in all styles of music, including classical, Latin, jazz, funk, soul, etc., over the last 25 years Claudio has appeared as a session musician and band member in venues across Sydney including the Menzies Hotel, the Victoria Room Darlinghurst, The Marconi Club, The Mars Hill Cafe’, New Orleans Cafe’, the Darling Harbour Function Centre, the Novotel at Darling Harbour, the Lewisham Hotel, The Fraternity Club in Wollongong, as well as numerous restaurants and function centres.
With formal qualifications from a range of renowned institutions, including Wollongong University and the NSW Conservatorium of Music, Claudio has had the privilege of being further tutored by many well-known local and international musicians and performers.