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Luciano Tristaino
Luciano Tristaino - Biography


E-mail: [email protected]

Instrument: Flute
Luciano Tristaino was born in Perugia (Italy) where he studied classics as well as music. He studied with M.Ancillotti, first at the State Conservatory where he obtained his diploma with Distinction, then participating in virtuoso courses at the Conservatory of Lugano (Switzerland). During that period , he also attended master classes with Nicolet, Debost, Rampal, Graf and Gallois, winning prizes in several competitions (Oropa 1990, Terranuova Bracciolini 1989, Palmi 1989 etc.).
In 1991, he toured Italy and Germany as a member of the Italian Youth Orchestra. In 1994, he was finalist at the Karajan Academy audition for the Berliner Philharmonic Orchestra. From 1994 to 1996, he attended the "free study" course with Rien de Reede at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague (Holland). Luciano Tristaino has toured Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Holland, Romania, Hungary, Australia and the U.S.A. and was invited as a soloist as well as a chamber musician to the most important music festivals. He has performed as a soloist with the Swiss Radio Orchestra, the Romanian State Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of Perugia, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Debrecen (Hungary), appearing in famous concert halls such as the Swiss Radio Auditorium, Teatro Massimo of Palermo, State Theatre of Oradea (Rumania), Bartok Hall of Debrecen, Auditorium List in Hungary, Teatro della Pergola of Florence, Opera Theatre of Rome, Iwaki Auditorium of Melbourne (Australia) etc..
He has recorded for RAI (Italian Radio Television), ABC (Australia), Bayerischer Rundfunk (Germany) as well as for Koch-Schwann, Arts, Ars Publica, Move (Australia). He released a CD of works by Petrassi and another CD of music by Sciarrino, a double cd of 11 new premieres performed in the Tuchfülung Contemporary Music Festival of Nordrhein-Westfalia (Germany), and has recently published with the trio "Altrove 1.3" a CD of new compositions by Australian composers.
His interest in contemporary music has inspired composers such as Visser (Holland), Stockmeier and Reiner (Germany), Saunders (England), Hazeldine (Australia) and the Italian Anichini (concert for flute and orchestra) Colombo Taccani, Bellotti, De Rossi Re, Nicoli, Vacca, to write and dedicate new compositions to him (click here to see the compositions).
He plays with the Ensemble Nuovo Contrappunto that worked with musicians such as L. Berio, A. Corghi, I. Fedele, A.Guarnieri, L. Lombardi, G. Manzoni, M. Stroppa, F. Vacchi. He founded the Trio " Altrove 1.3" together with the German guitarist Gisbert Watty and the clarinettist Marcello Bonacchelli performing especially new music and remakes, touring and recording for important Radios (RAI Italy; ABC Australia) and making CDs of new compositions.
He teaches flute at the Conservatory of Siena and at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole.

"…a good concert, rich in human emotion, interpreted by an enthusiastic musician…"
Stefano Ragni (La Nazione, 1987)

"A satisfying Mozart played in the magnificent G Major concert, where Luciano Tristaino is revealed as a promising soloist."
Paola Maurizi (Corriere dell'Umbria, 1988)

"…The flutist Luciano Tristaino demonstrates an excellent sense of music…."
(Musica e scuola, 1992)

"Through his interpretation of Debussy, the flutist Luciano Tristaino is revealed as a musician of unconimon expressiveness...throughout the rest of the concert bis sound was beautiful, brilliant and very much alive."
Adolf Watty (West Allgemeine Zeitung, 1993)

"Tristaino tackled Stockmeier's Sonatina with incredible technical precision and musical vitality."
A.W. (Velberter Zeitung, 1996)

"The flutist Luciano Tristaino, soloist in the Flotenkonzert, fully demonstrated his outstanding skills in the difficult score dedicated to him."
Paolo Pedullà (La Nazione, 1998)

"An excellent performance by the solo finte who tackled the difficult passages in the score with sensitivity and skill."
Paolo Scarcelli (Toscana oggi, 1998)

"Luciano Tristaino has a vivid imagination and an expressive sound."
E. Cernysev (Hertener Zeitung 1998)

"Tristaino sketched Vivaldi's arabesques with a light touch."
Pa. Pu. (Il Tirreno, 1999)

"Some of us would have wanted a solo concert by each of the three members of the trio, flutist Luciano Tristaino, Dirk-Michael Kirsch playing oboe and Alessandra Gentile at the piano, because they impressed the audience with their sanguine and passionate performance…. they gave the late Romantic composer Goepfart's music a dreamlike resonance."
Bettina Bentgens (Tegernseer Zeitung, Munich 2002)
Updated to 2005