Tommaso Benciolini Italy

Flute Department

Tommaso <br>Benciolini — Middle East Classical Music Academy

Winner of the 2017 New York Respighi Prize, he made his debut on the stage of Carnegie Hall in New York in 2018 and is now the protagonist of an intense and passionate career.

His concert activity has led him to perform as a soloist in many of the most prestigious venues including the Suntory Hall in Tokyo, the Philharmonie in Berlin, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Tonhalle in Zurich, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Seoul Arts Center in Korea, the Herkulessaal in Munich, the Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice and many others. He has performed as a guest soloist with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of New York, Berliner Symphoniker, Nürnberg Symphoniker, Munchener Kammerphilharmonie, North Czech Philarmonic, State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra, Eurosinfonietta Wien, St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra, Thueringen Philharmonie Gotha -Eisenach, La Habana Chamber Orchestra, Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra, Artisee Orchestra Seoul and many others.

Tommaso is also the dedicatee of many contemporary works including the flute concerto "The Garden of Delights. A Flute Concerto after Bosch" by Andrea Battistoni, which he premiered in 2020 on the occasion of his debut at the Großer Saal of the Philharmonie of Berlin.

In 2021 his debut CD was released for the SONY Classical label: a world premiere monograph dedicated to Antonio Vivaldi together with the chamber orchestra L'Appassionata which he founded and which was unanimously acclaimed by journalists, critics and radio . His recordings have been broadcast by RAI, Swiss National Radio, Japanese National Radio NHK, Radio Classica, Venice Classic Radio and many others.

In 2012 he became the youngest teacher of the Music Conservatory “E. F. Dall'Abaco ”of Verona, and he is currently professor at the Conservatory of Music "F. A. Bonporti “ in Trento. He has also been invited to hold masterclasses as a teacher in Cuba (International Festival of Contemporary Music and Instituto de Bellas Artes), Finland (Tampere Music Academy and Suomitaly Music Festival), Estonia (Tartu Eller Music Academy), Malta (Malta Music University).

Also very active as a researcher, Tommaso is the author of the first absolute recording of Mendelssohn's Trio in D minor Op. 49 in the version for flute, cello and piano by the composer himself; and he also rediscovered a trio for flute, cello and piano by Nino Rota giving its first performance in modern times at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice in 2015. He also brought to light some pages by Antonio Vivaldi for flute, recording them for the first time time, and he also edited some world premieres by the same author on modern instruments.

Tommaso Benciolini was born in Bologna in 1991. He graduated at the age of 18 from the “E. F. Dall’Abaco "in Verona, obtaining full marks, honors and a scholarship. He also studied at the Ecole Normale de Musique "Alfred Cortot" in Paris in the class of Pierre-Yves Artaud, and then obtained the "Master of Advanced Studies in Music Interpretation ”At the CSI of Lugano under theguidance of Mario Caroli.

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