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Paolo Vignaroli
Paolo Vignaroli - Biography
Perugia, 1982


Ivan Fedele Donax(1992)
for flute

Instrument: Flute

He studied from the age of 15 under the guide of Mario Ancillotti at Scuola di Musica di Fiesole (Florence).
In 2001 he graduated in Italy at the Conservatorio of Siena with the highest marks under the guide of Luciano Tristaino. Then he attended the Master of Arts in Music Performance at the Lugano Musik Hochschule (Switzerland) with Mario Ancillotti. He also attended masterclasses with Davide Formisano, Eva Furrer, Mario Caroli, Michele Marasco, Glauco Cambursano, Bartold Kujiken.
In Paris he obtained the postgraduate Diploma at the “Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Boulogne-Billncourt” in the class of Céline Nessi and Pierre Dumail.
He received important prizes in appreciation of his special artistic achievements in numerous national and international competitions  including the Nicati Contemporary Music Competition 2009, Fusignano Chamber Music Competition 2007, Ovada International Flute Competition 2006, “S.Gazzelloni” Prize 2005, Riviera Etrusca Competition 2003.
He served as Principal Flute at the Orchestra Sinfonica di Grosseto, Orchestra Accademia della Libellula, Trasimeno Chamber Orchestra, Lugano Chamber Orchestra.
He specialized in contemporary music and has worked with composers like Oscar Bianchi, Benoit Moreau, Philippe Hurel, Clement Gadenstatter, Ada Gentile, Ofer Pelz, Julien Malaussena. He attended masterclasses on contemporary music repertoire at Darmstadt Ferienkurse (Germany) and Centre Acanthes (Mets, France).
In 2007 he played at IRCAM the first performance of the piece for solo flute and live electronics Ircam Projet III by David Adamcijck.
He had been invited as a soloist at Lucerne Festival 2010 to play two first performances of new works by Oscar Bianchi, Benoit Moreau and Annette Schmucki.   
Other areas of specialization are improvisation and the expansion of flute technique on bass and alto flute.
He’s actually the flutist of Ensemble Acouphène. He plays in duo with the pianist Filippo Farinelli as well as with the harpist Iole Cerri.


Serving as First Flute in Orchestras and Ensembles:
Ensemble Acouphène (2009-2010), Orchestre des Flûtes Français (2008), Orchestre de chambre du Trasimeno (2005-2007), Orchestre “Accademia della Libellula” (2004-2006), Orchestre de chambre du Conservatoire de la Suisse Italienne (2005), Orchestre “Città di Grosseto” (2004), Orchestre “Vincenzo Galilei” (2000)
First Performances:
Hadas Pe’ery « Trio » for flute clarinet and cello, Auditorium M.Landowsky, Conservatoire de Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris
David Adamcijck « Ircam Projet III » for flute and electronics, 28/02/2008, IRCAM, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Julien Malaussena “Sur Mesure 1.Pour Paolo”, 09/05/2010, Auditorium Bibliothèque Marmottan, Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Oscar Bianchi piece for bass flute, 11/09/2010 at Lucerne Festival 2010
Benoit Moreau “Le Schizophone” for flute and live electronics, 11/09/2010 at Lucerne Festival 2010
Annette Schmucki “73 paare” for flute and clarinet, 11/09/2010 at Lucerne Festival 2010


2009  Flute Master cours COP (Cycle d’Orientation Professionnel), C.R.R. de Boulogne-Billancourt -92
2007 Degree in History of Art (BAC+3), University of Perugia, Italy
2005 Master of Art in Musical Performancede, Lugano Conservatory (Musik Hochschule), Switzerland
2001 Flute Diploma, Conservatory “Rinaldo Franci” of Siena, Italy
2000 Highschool Diploma,“G.Galilei”, Perugia, Italy

Flute masterclasses:
2010 Eva Furrer, Darmstadt Ferienkurse (Germany)
2009 Mario Caroli, Centre Acanthes, Metz (France)
2008 Bartold Kujiken, CRR de Boulogne-Billancourt (France)
2007 Glauco Cambursano, Accademia flautistica di Imola (Italy)
2007 Céline Nessi, Festival en Vallé d’Olt (Italy)
2006 Raffaele Trevisani, Flaut Day, Università la Sapienza, Roma (Italy)
2006 Davide Formisano, Accademia Musicale Federiciana, Andria (Italy)
2004 Nicola Mazzanti, Lugano Conservatory (Switzerland)
2004 Marcello Gatti, Lugano Conservatory (Switzerland)
2002 Mario Ancillotti, Scuola di Musica Sinfonia, Lucca (Italy)

2009 Nicati Contemporary Music International Competition, Bern, Switzerland. First Prize
Aide “Paris Jeunes Talents”, France. Bursary
2007 Chamber Music Competition “D.Caravita”, Fusignano, Italy. First Prize
2006 International Flute Competition “Città di Ovada”, Ovada, Italy – First Prize
2005 Prize “Severino Gazzelloni”, Florence, Italy
2004 “Riviera Etrusca” Music Competition, Grosseto, Italy – First Prize

Updated to 04/2010