Born in Apulia in southern Italy, Teodoro Anzellotti grew up near Baden-Baden and studied accordion at the Hochschule Karlsruhe and Trossingen. He wins prizes in various international competitions.
Since the 1980s, he has been regularly invited by the biggest orchestras and festivals. Teodoro Anzellotti has strongly contributed to the integration of the accordion to the world of classical music and, more particularly, to that of contemporary music by developing new techniques and sound possibilities.
More than 300 works have been written for Teodoro Anzellotti, among others by Georges Aperghis, Brice Pauset, Heinz Holliger, Toshio Hosokawa, Mauricio Kagel, Michael Jarrell, Isabel Mundry, Gerard Pesson, Matthias Pintscher, Wolfgang Rihm, Salvatore Sciarrino, Marco Stroppa, Jörg Widmann and Hans Zender. Luciano Berio composed for him his Sequenza XIII, given world premiere in Rotterdam in 1995 and since played in major festivals around the world.
Since 1987, Teodoro Anzellotti has taught at the Hochschule der Künste in Bern and since 2002 at the Musikhochschule Freiburg im Breisgau. His discography covers a wide range, from Bach and Scarlatti to Janácek, Satie, Cage and Pintscher.