Mario Carbotta, flute

Flute virtuoso Mario Carbotta


After obtaining a full marks diploma at the Conservatory of Piacenza, Mario Carbotta attended Mario Ancillotti’s Postgraduate Courses at the School of Music in Fiesole and at the same time he won a lot of prizes in musical competitions, the most important being the “F. Cilea” in Palmi.

Appreciated by the public and by the international critics («Flutist Carbotta is simply superb», Audiophile Audition Classical Cd; «Quant au flutiste Mario Carbotta il a des ailes», Repertoire; «Carbotta plays the pieces with a nice tone and an excellent technique», Fanfares; «Les interprètes sont d’une musicalité et d’un goût parfaits», Le Monde de la Musique) he has played all over Italy, in many countries of Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, Asia, Mexico, Canada and the United States and he has performed in some of most prestigious concert halls (Grosser Musikvereinssaal in Vienna, Rudolfinum in Praga, Auditorium of the Swiss Radio in Lugano, Sala “G.Verdi” in Milan’s Conservatorio, Glenn Gould Study in Toronto, Auditorium Manuel de Falla in Granada, Cairo Opera House, Poly Theatre of Pechino, Lithuanian Philarmonica of Vilnius, as well as at renowned events the international Festivals of Santander, Castel de Perelada, Ljubljana, Zagreb and Teheran).

As a soloist, he has played with famous chamber orchestras (Mannheim Kammerorchester, Mainzer Kammerorchester, DKO Frankfurt, Silesian Chamber Orchestra of Katowice, Solisti Aquilani, Archi della Scala,) and symphonic orchestras (Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich of Vienna, Karntner Sinfonieorchester of Klagenfurt, Thüringer Symphoniker, Loh-Orchesters Sondershausen, the Israel Sinfonietta, the Symphonic Orchestra of Istanbul, the Radiotelevison Orchestra of the Popular Republic of China, Cairo Symphony Orchestra, the Orquestra do Algarve and Orquestra Classica de Madeira in Portugal, the Symphonic Orchestra of the Provincia di Bari, the Symphonic Orchestra of Sanremo, the Orchestra Sinfnica Lucana and in the United States with the Symphonic Orchestras of Amarillo, Altoona, Garland, Las Cruces and Longmont).

Absolutely for the first time, he has performed somepieces by a number of Italian contemporary composers – among them Cattaneo, Cognazzo, Crisigiovanni, Ermirio, Fellegara, Gelmetti, Possio, Piacentini, Solbiati, Taglietti, Talmelli – some of which dedicated to him.

In addition to the artistic activity, Carbotta has constantly devoted himself to research on a lot of forgotten but important authors and to divulge his rediscoveries. He has edited the sonatas of G. A. Fioroni, P. Nardini, P. Lichtenthal, and A. Rolla for the publishers Bèrben, Carisch and Rugginenti.

His discography for Dynamic, Tactus, Nuova Era and Rugginenti includes the first recordings in our times of Giuseppe Sammartini, Mario Pilati, the whole work for flute by Nino Rota, the Lieder by Caspar Fürstenau (recorded with the choir of the Swiss Radio of Lugano directed by Diego Fasolis), the integral duets for flute and violin (with Luigi Alberto Bianchi), the six quartets and the concert for flute and orchestra by Alessandro Rolla, the Triple concert “Degli oleandri” by Raffaele Gervasio (with the Orchestra Sinfonica Lucana), “Memories from concert” of Gianni Possio (with the voice of David Riondino) and the whole concerts for flute and orchestra by Saverio Mercadante (with the Solisti Aquilani). He has also run courses and master classes in the USA at the Amarillo University (Texas), at the International Academy of music in Milan and at the international summer Courses of musical interpretation in Nowy Sacz (Poland).