Politano was born in 1969 in Catania. He studied recorder with A. Dolci, C.
Steinmann and K. Boeke. He also attended several chamber music and performance
practice master classes with B. Kuyken, D. Collyer, and J. Christensen.
His interest in contemporary repertory brought him to the research of new performance techniques for recorder and a careful promotion of the instrument.
He has performed the prémière of works which have been often dedicated to him, by F. Donatoni, A. di Scipio, L. Garau, M. Garuti, S. Gervasoni, F. La Licata, G. Magnanensi, G. Manca, M. Pisati, F. Paris, F. Romitelli, G. Tedde and many others. He has performed in Rome ('Le voci dei Medici' for l’Académie Française, Musica Verticale), Siena (Accademia Chigiana), Montepulciano (Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte), Cagliari (Associazione Spazio Musica), Zürich (Tage für Neue Musik), Lausanne (S.I.M.C), Bonn (Beethovenhalle), Darmstadt (International Ferienkurse für Neue Musik), Cordoba, Argentina (VIII Jornadas Internacionales de Musica Electroacustica), Bourges (Festival International de Musique Electroacoustique), Helsinki (Sibelius Akademie), and in Paris.
Antonio Politano had recorded CDs for RCA, BMG, Ariola, Nuova Era, Edipan, and ICMC’95. His concerts and recordings have been broadcasted by RAI, Radio France, Radio Köln, and Radio Suisse Romande.
Together with Kees Boeke, Antionio Politano created DUIX, a duo specializing in contemporary music for bass recorders and electronics. He teaches recorder at the Conservatoire de Lausanne.