Andrea Cellacchi is principal bassoonist of the Concertgebouw Orchestra since April 2022. His journey with the bassoon took off at the age of ten. At sixteen, he graduated with the highest possible grades at the Ottorino Respighi Latin Music Conservatory. Meanwhile, he was admitted to the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome for his masterstudies with Francesco Bossone. In 2020 he continued his studies with a master Specialized Music Performance, studying with Matthias Rácz at the Zurich University of the Arts. 
In 2016, Andrea Cellacchi gained international prestige after winning first prize at the Aeolus International Competition in Düsseldorf and the Muri Competition in Switzerland, the first Italian ever to win both prestigious awards. He was also the winner of the Premio Abbado 2015, the Audimozart! bassoon competition 2016 and the International Fox-Gillet Competition in Granada in 2018. At the the Internationaler Instrumentalwettbewerb Markneukirchen in 2019 he won second prize.
At nineteen years old, he was appointed principal bassoonist of the Konzerthausorchester Berlin. Between 2019 and 2021 he held the same position at the RAI National Symphony Orchestra in Turin.