Andrea Vadrucci | Zildjian Drum Set Artist

Andrea Vadrucci

Independent

His YouTube channel, with over 90 million views, held the record among Italian independent music channels for a long time. After winning the Drummer of Tomorrow contest, and after graduating from MI in Los Angeles, he performed in prestigious international events, sharing the stage with drumming icons. In 2011 he released the solo album Classical Drumming featuring a 36-piece symphonic orchestra. A successful experiment, which took #1 on Amazon MP3 in many countries. Andrea is also very active as session artist, completing a 2-year tour with the world renowned Cirque du Soleil as a featured drummer in their show KOOZA.

Andrea Vadrucci's setup

1.18" A Custom EFX

2.6" A Zildjian Splash

3.14" A Zildjian Quick Beat HiHats – Pair

4.21" Rock Ride, Brilliant *

5.17" A Custom Projection Crash

6.Stack - 12" Oriental China Trash + 12" Prototype Splash *

7.8" A Zildjian Splash

8.18" A Custom Projection Crash

9.6" Small Zil Bel

10.18" FX Oriental China Trash

11.Stack - 10" A Splash + 10" Prototype Splash *

12.16" A Custom EFX

* May be prototype or discontinued

Andrea Vadrucci

in 3

1

WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

I try to listen to a wide variety of music always with a different approach: at times I focus on one instrument only, other times I appreciate (or not) the whole production, the quality of recording, the effects choice, etc.

2

WORDS OF WISDOM FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF DRUMMERS

Enjoy your instrument at 360. Listen, watch, ask questions, try different things and don't be afraid to explore different genres and worlds. It won't always be a walk in the park but in the end it will have been worth it.

3

FAVORITE ZILDJIAN CYMBAL/COMBO

21" A Sweet Ride Brilliant. It's the all-around cymbal for me. Crashy at the right point, not so pingy and with a great, cutting bell sound.

Behind the kit

Vadrum Intro Medley (50 Drum Intros in 5:50!)

Vadrum - Classical Drumming - Out Now!

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