Considered by critics as one of the most interesting European guitarists of the international scene, Flavio Cucchi has given hundreds of recitals in America, Europe, Asia amd Australia in addition to participating in radio and TV shows for the some of the biggest world-wide broadcasting corporations (the BBC, RAI, ZDF, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Televisa Mexico, Television Corporation of Singapore, Radio Praga, and others).
As a soloist, he has played in over then 30 European cities with orchestras such as the Orchestra Della Toscana, the English Chamber Orchestra, the Radio Brno Chamber Orchestra, the Guitar Symphonietta, the Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano, the Orchestra Toscanini, the Orchestra dell ATER, and the Basque National Orchestra.
He has performed at important international festivals such as the Festival Estival - Paris, the Festival de la Habana - Cuba, the Festival M.Ponce - Mexico, the Wexford Opera Festival - Ireland, the Bath Guitar Festival - England, the Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte di Montepulciano, the Omaggio a Segovia - Florence, the Singapore Guitar Festival, Gendai Guitar- Tokyo, Todi Arte Festival, etc.
He won first prize at the National Competition of Contemporary music, (Chairman Goffredo Petrassi) and second prize at international competitions in Gargnano and Alessandria Specialist in contemporary muic, Flavio is one of the first Italian guitarists to popularize Leo Brouwer's compositions.
He is also very active in the domain of chamber music, and has played the world premiere of Sestina d'Autunno by Petrassi and many modern masterpieces as Boulez ?Marteau sains maitre? (at the Scala di Milano), Henze's ?Cimarron? etc.. He has also participated in several operas by Bussotti, Berio etc.
Many composers (Alvaro Company, Nuccio D'Angelo, Anthony Sidney, Oliviero Lacagnina, and recently Chick Corea) have been inspired to write for Flavio
It can thus be said that he has contributed to enriching the repertoire of classical guitar.
He is a professor at the Conservatorio Mascagni of Livorno since 1986.