Giammarco Casani

In 2002, Giammarco Casani was appointed Principal clarinet with the “Rome Symphony Orchestra” (as winner of the international competition). Since then, he has toured the world appearing in the foremost concert halls throughout Europe (Berlin, Brussel, Madrid, Saint Petersburg and London) as well as worldwide (from Rio de Janeiro to a long-lasting tour in China in October 2008). He has performed with conductors such as Yuri Ahronovitch, Othmar Maga, Ennio Morricone, Francesco La Vecchia, Anton Nanut, Yeruham Scharovsky, Milan Turkovic, Hansjorg Schellemberger, Gabriel Chmura, Julian Kovatchev and Oliver Knussen.

In September 2008 he was invited to play in the “Orchestra Mozart” on occasion of the first world performance of Stockhausen’s work “Funf Weitere Sternzeichen”.

His first important performances took place with the “Rome Philarmonic Orchestra”, with which he played in “Rova Music Festival”, in Nottingham, Manchester, San Leo, in Rovereto and Lanciano. Subsequently, he played principal clarinet in the “Cagliari Opera House Orchestra”, “Mantova Chamber Orchestra”, “Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese”, “Roma Sinfonietta” and “Rai Symphony Orchestra” in Rome.

Among Giammarco Casani’s memorable appearances as a soloist, his Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto and Sinfonia Concertante, Strauss’s Duett-Concertino (in the 2006/2007 season with Rome Symhony Orchestra), Mercadante’s Concerto and Rossini’s Theme and Variations for the 20th Teheran Fadjr International Music Festival in 2005.

As a chamber musician, he has collaborated for ten years with pianist Stefano Giardino, with whom he has recorded a CD entitled Il clarinetto in Francia nel ‘900. After being appointed by the Italian Cultural Institute in Rio de Janeiro in 1999, they both set out on a concert tour in Brazil.
Giammarco is also a member of the Rome Symphony Orchestra Wind Quintet.

Alongside these activities, Giammarco is much in demand as a teacher both in Italy and abroad. He is regular professor at the Arts Academy Fundation in Rome, where he teaches in yearly courses as well as being Andrew Marriner’s Assistant for the International Post-graduate Courses.

Born in Viterbo in 1973, he graduated from the conservatory “Santa Cecilia” in Rome in 1994 and then entered the “ Academia Chigiana” to study chamber music with Alain Meunier. He then continued his musical studies with Andrew Marriner and Alessandro Carbonare.
Giammarco casani plays Selmer Recital Clarinets.

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