Mario Caroli

Mario Caroli started the flute at the age of 14 and he got his soloist diploma only five years later, when he was 19. He studied with Annamaria Morini in Bologna and  and he Manuela Wiesler in Vienna.

At the age of 22, he won in Darmstadt the international prize “Kranchstein”, which allows him to start a very intense solo career.

His activity starts, as a logical prosecution of the Darmstadt Prize, as an advocate of contemporary music: he becomes the preferred interpreters of some of the most important composers of our time. Salvatore Sciarrino, Gyorgy Kurtag, Doina Rotaru and many others write for him beautiful solo pieces and flute concertos, which significantly help the development of the solo flute literature.

After years dedicated exclusively to this activity, his career turns again toward to the wide repertoire, without distinction of styles.

Regularly present in the most prestigious festivals all over the world, Mario has performed for example at the Berlin and Cologne Philharmonie, at Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and at Wiener Konzerthaus. He has been a soloist invited by orchestras such as Philhamonia in London, Tokyo Philharmonic and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France under the baton of very important conductors.

Mario has recorded about 40 CDs, which got countless prizes from the critics. Invited for masterclasses and seminars from very important musical Institutions through the world, like the “FROMM” residency at Harvard University (Cambridge, USA) in 2008. Mario lives in Strasbourg, and he teaches flute at the Musikhochschule in Freiburg. He got a PhD in Philosophy, and he plays a Miyazawa platinum flute.