Claudio Ferrarini - flute
Claudio Ferrarini debuted as soloist at Teatro Regio of Parma when he was 24, and has since performed with orchestras such as: Moscow Bolsohj Theatre Symphony Academy, Mozarteum Chamber Soloists, I Solisti Aquilani, Philharmonic Academy of Bellini Theatre in Catania, European Soloists, Ensemble of Venice, Symphony Orchestra of San Remo, Soloists of the Comunale di Genova, Haydn Orchestra of Bruch, Stadtorchesterkonzert Leoben, Il Quartettone, Musica Insieme of Cremona, Kazakhstan State Orchestra, State Chamber Orchestra of Tirana, Grazer Synphonische Orchster. He has made concerts in prestigious theatres and music institutions all over Europe, North and South America, Israel, Russia, India, Japan, Australia: Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall), United Nations Palace (ONU) in New York, Mozarteum in Saltsburg, St Martin in the Fields, Sotheby's Concerts in London, Gasteig Kleiner Konzertsaal Munchen, Gewandhaus Lipsia, Konzerthaus Berlino, Stefaniensaales in Graz, Festival dei Due Mondi of Spoleto, Amici del Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Sala Verdi in Milan, Teatro Regio and Auditorium Paganini in Parma, Teatro Ghione, Valle di Roma (Rome, UNICEF event),Teatro Bobbiena in Mantova, POLITECNICO in Torino, Teatro Monumental de Madrid, Teatro Municipal de Rio, Teatro Leal de Tenerife and, in Japan, Salamanca Hall, Orange Hall, Kyoiku Bunka Hall, and Suntory Hall.
He has sold more than 350,000 CDs, and magazine Musica has written: Ferrarini' s sound is solid and well-timbred, with a singability that develops into relaxed virtuosity. The sound 'and formidable technique and' great American Record Guide. His discography includes more than 106 CDs for Philips, Universal Music, Warner, Fonit Cetra, Europa Musica, Frequenz, Stradivarius, CNI, Aulia, Rai Trade, Koch, Mondo Musica, and he has won important international awards, such as the Globe of the American Records Guide (nine times). One of his performances has been included in the Multimedia Encarta Encyclopaedia by Microsoft, and he is one of the most popular European flutists in iTunes, with 60 CDs. His performances have been recorded by various radio and television companies (broadcast worldwide, too) such as ORF, ZDR, RSI, RAI, RADIO VATICANA, SDR, RTE, BBC, ALL India,LifeGate, LIMEN TV, LifeGate, LimenTv.
He has given recitals with: Cappello, Demus, Magaloff, Levi Minzi, Bacchetti, Carunchio, Suzuki, Satukangas, Dingstad, Kogosowski, Tasini, Farina, Costantini, Schulz, Segre, Fabbriciani, Chailly, Mildonian, Albisetti, Kliegel, Biondi, Stone, Piastra, Casadei, Huldt, Secco, Gasdia, Cappuccilli, Terrani, Pastine, Pertusi, and with conductors such as: Campori, Polidori, Guarino, Hochstasser, Houlihan, Zechner, Streicher. He has collaborated in theatre shows with actors such as Merli, Lavia, Nero, Placido.
Besides his concert activity, he has carried out in-depth research on musicology, exploring the flute music repertoire in all its aspects, and dealing with an editorial series entitled Flutilitae (in collaboration with Mnemes - Alfieri & Ranieri Publishing), since 2009 is responsible for collection of flute for editions UT ORPHEUS from Bologna, and as the editorial director of series MUP musica (for MUP Editions, Parma).
He has collaborated with composers of our times, such as: Berio, Bereneguer, Baratello,Cage, Castaldi, Castiglioni, Corghi, Cesa, Cangemi, Chiari, Donatoni, Demus, Talmelli, Tosi, Niculau, Mannucci, Moretti, Nidi, Grisoni, Sciarrino, Stockhausen, Samori', O'Leary, Landini, Petrassi, Podio.
He was Principal Flute in the orchestra of Teatro Regio in Parma from 1976 to 1980, and has fully dedicated himself to the concert activity. He has won the Casella Contest of Citta' di Castello, and the First Prize at the Citta' di Stresa International Contest.
He is the artistic director of the Slowflute Festival of Parma. He has given masterclasses for academies and universities such as: Royal College of Music in London, Yamaha Ginza Centre in Tokyo, UBC School of Music University in Vancouver in Canada, Musikschule of Bruch in Austria, Music University of Montevideo in Uruguay, University of San Paolo in Brazil, Accademia Musicale Umbra of Perugia, Fivizzano, Sogliano al Rubicone, Canossa Master Classes in Reggio Emilia, International Courses in Cervo (IM), European Union Meridaunia International Campus in Foggia, and he is often invited to take part in panels of national and international contests.
He plays the two precious Hammig Flutes from Lahr (Germany)- one is made of platinum and is called -J.S.Bach-, built by Bernard Hammig, and the other is made of gold, is called -W.Amade' Mozart- and was built by Johann Hammig. He is professor of Flute and of the two-year course for the Postgraduate Diploma in Solo Flute at the A. Boito Conservatory of Parma. Moreover, he has rediscovered the role of Councillor for Culture of the Municipality of Sala Baganza.
He was born in Zurich, where he started his music studies. He then continued studying music all over Europe, and won scholarships to the Accademia Chigiana of Siena and the Hochschule of Wien. His teachers include Moyse, Gazzelloni, Nicolet, Klemm, Schulz, Vegh, Karlheniz Stockhausen.