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”
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
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.