Federico Castelli

Federico Castelli is een Italiaanse gitarist, componist en leider van de band Fish Country.

Federico Castelli

Federico Castelli (San Benedetto del Tronto, 1988) is an italian guitarist, composer and educator based in Rotterdam (NL). After graduating in 2013 at Codarts University for the Arts he also obtained his master diploma in jazz guitar studying between the conservatory of Amsterdam and Rotterdam. 

Through these years Federico has been an active part of the jazz community of the Netherlands both as a leader and as a sideman in projects such as the Federico Castelli trio, The Alessandro Fongaro 5et, Dick De Graaf New Quartet, ROEST. Kika Sprangers Large Ensemble, Jo Goes Hunting etc. Federico is currently working with his new international project co-led with dutch drummer Ruud Voesten and danish bassist Adrian Chirstensen. Together, after touring The Netherlands and Denmark in late 2018 they recorded and released their debut EP named “Fish Country” (2019). “Fish Country” features an original repertoire that moves through jazz with influences of country and americana with a dose of free improvisation. 

At the same time Federico is also leading a new project named “CoNMotion” dedicated to the music of drummer and composer Paul Motian which is featuring Alessandro Fongaro (bass), Nicolò Francesco Ricci (tenor sax) and Matthias de Waele (drums).


  • Completed his Bachelor in 2013 and his Master in jazz guitar at Codarts in 2016.
  • Band leader of “Fish Country”, “CoN Motion” and “The Tremarella”.
  • Released his debut Ep “Fish Country” in 2019.