Alberto Navarra | ITA | *1997
Alberto Navarra gained notable recognition in spring 2022, winning the Carl Nielsen International Flute Competition in Odense (Denmark), adding further prestige to his portfolio of recent competition successes with the Severino Gazzelloni International Flute Competition 2021 (Italy) and Dorel Baicu International Competition 2020 (Romania).
This season, Alberto joins the Berliner Philharmoniker as a member of the prestigious Karajan Akademie, studying and performing alongside world renowned flautists Emmanuel Pahud, Sebastian Jacot and others. He will also give performances of the Nielsen and Mozart flute concerti with the Aarhus Symfoniorkester, Odense Symfoniorkester and Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.
As a principal flute, Alberto has performed with orchestras and ensembles such as the Orchestra del teatro La Fenice in Venice, La Filarmonica di Milano, Solisti di Pavia, Ensemble Albéniz, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento and Orchestra Freixenet. Moreover, Alberto regularly collaborates with a range of chamber groups, performing across numerous festivals in Italy and Europe.
Born in Mondovì, Italy, he began his musical education with Maurizio Valentini at the Conservatorio di Musica Ghedini in Cuneo, followed by further studies with Andrea Manco and Andrea Oliva at the International Academy of Imola and National Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome. Awarded with scholarships to continue his studies by Francesco and Marina Moncada di Paternò and the Fundación Albéniz, he joined the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid in 2019 as a student of Jacques Zoon and Salvador Martinez Tos. There, he was awarded the Más sobresaliente, student of the year, presented by Queen Sofía of Spain.
Following his success at the Carl Nielsen International Flute Competition, Alberto will shortly record his first solo album alongside the Odense Symfoniorkester on the British label Orchid Classic.
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Stand: Januar 2023