Italian flautist MARIO CAROLI is one of the most distinguished solo flutists on the international stage. A pupil of Annamaria Morini and Manuela Wiesler, he was awarded the coveted Kranichstein Music Prize in Darmstadt when he was only 22. He performs regularly at the Berlin Philharmonie, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, London Royal Festival Hall, Bruxelles Palais des Beaux-Arts, Tokyo Suntory Hall, New York Lincoln Center and the Paris Théâtre du Châtelet.
Under Boulez, Cambreling, Eötvös, Holliger, Ono and Rophé, he has appeared as a soloist with the Italian Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai, the German Radio Symphony Orchestras of WDR and SWR, the National Orchestras of Belgium and Iceland, the Tokyo Sinfonietta, Les Percussions de Strasbourg, the Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, and at festivals such as Salzburg Festival, Ars Musica, Musica, Settembre Musica, Traiettorie, Akiyoshidai.
His discography includes some 30 recordings and has received the highest accolades by critics. Mario Caroli has given masterclasses at Harvard University (FROMM residency), at the Paris Conservatoire, Sibelius Academy Helsinki, Toho College Tokyo, and at many of the most prestigious universities of Europe, North America and Japan. He teaches at Strasbourg Conservatoire, resides in that city, and holds a degree in Philosophy.