Antonio Caggiano began his training as a percussionist at the Conservatory of Aquila with Maestro Striano, later improving with G. Burton and D. Friedman, and as a composer in S. Cecilia in Rome with the Bianchini and Nottoli masters.
Attentive to the most innovative experiences of the international music scene, in 1987 he founded the Ars Ludi Ensemble with Ruggeri with which he participated in important national and international festivals and reviews, weaving collaborative relationships with some of the major contemporary composers (among others: Ambrosini , Andriessen, Battistelli, Bryars, Bussotti, Ceccarelli, Curran, De Pablo, Duckworth, JacobTV, Part, Reich, Volker-Heyn) with whom he performs in Europe, United States, China, Canada, Mexico, South America, Africa.
Active for many years in the major Italian lyric-symphonic institutions, from 1998 to 2003 he was a timpanist at the O.C.I. directed by Salvatore Accardo. In his experience as an orchestra professor he has collaborated with important conductors such as: L.Bernstein, G.Sinopoli, R.Chailly, L. Maazel, D.Gatti, E. Morricone, W.Sawallish, MWChung, Z.Mehta, R. Fruhbeck De Burgos, G.Pretre. He collaborates as a soloist with various chamber groups: Solisti della Filarmonica, Algoritmo, Roma Sinfonietta, Contempoartensemble with whom he presents in 2010 at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in the Italian premiere "Six Japanese gardens" in Visual Concert by K.Saarihao. Relevant is the activity with the PMCE, Ensemble in residence of the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, aimed at the realization of projects with some of the most important composers on the international scene. Professor of percussion instruments at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome, he has always been interested in the mixture of different artistic languages.
He writes music for theater, dance and collaborates with visual artists such as I. Ducrot, C. Accardi and F. Mauri. B. Diodato, B. Bassiri. He himself participates in the exhibition "The works and the days" at the Certosa di Padula at the invitation of A. Bonito Oliva with whom he also collaborates as a performer in the series of transmissions "ABORDO DELLE ARTI" contemporary art column, and at project: "Il Ribelle imminente" presented at the 10th edition of the "Mantua Literature Festival". In 2006 he received the silver ABO - music section - for distinguishing himself in contemporary compositional research. Since 2010 he has been the artistic director of the music section of the Dello Scompiglio Cultural Association (Vorno, Lu) for which he has conceived and curated several projects, including:"John Cage: 4'33 '' Lesson on mushrooms (2012); Tradition and individuality (2013); Mozart, so fan all (2014); Made in Italy 3 × 1 (2015) and in 2016/17 provisional assemblies. He has held interpretation courses on literature for percussion instruments at the Montepulciano International Art Shipyard, at the Campus delle Arti in Fiuggi, seminars at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, at the Conservatoire Royale in Brussels, at the Universidad de Musica in Montevideo and internships in various parts of the world (Nairobi, Beijing, Berlin, Algiers).
In 2015, as a teacher, he inaugurated the specialization course for percussion instruments at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, established for the first time after over seventy years of activity.He has recorded for radio and television stations in many countries and has recorded for RCA, for EMI, for Edipan, for Lovely Music (USA), Stradivarius, La Brilliant classics and for D.G.G. with the Academy of Santa Cecilia.