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Mattia Petrilli
Mattia Petrilli - Biography
Como, 1984

Instrument: Flute
Born in 1984, Mattia Petrilli began to play flute at the Conservatory of Como. He carried on with advanced training courses with János Bálint at the "Hochschule Für Musik" in Detmold, and with Jacques Zoon at the" Conservatoire Superieure" in Geneve. He also studied with Emmanuel Pahud and Aurèle Nicolet.
Since 2005 he is a member of the "Orchestra Mozart" in Bologna, composed by well-known musicians, and founded and conducted by Claudio Abbado. Abbado has invited him since 2006 to play as first flute in the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra (concerts in Europe and South America), and join the Lucerne Festival Orchestra (with concerts in Lucerne and Tokyo).
Since 2008 he plays as Principal Flute with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski, with concerts in the Royal Festival Hall, and also in Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg. Moreover he is the Principal Flute of the Orchestra Symphonica d'Italia (ex Toscanini), conducted by Lorin Maazel.
As a soloist, he performed with the Detmolder Kammerorchester, the Milano Symphony Orchestra "G. Verdi", and the Rumenian Philharmonic Orchestra "R. Valcea".
Hi has a sustained activity in chamber music as well: in 2001 he made his debut with the Uberbrettl-Ensemble, and he performed in duo with the pianist Pierpaolo Maurizzi. He is a founding member of the Woodwinds Quintet Papageno, composed by musicians from the Mozart Orchestra and the GMJO. He also performed at the Bologna Festival (2005, 2008 and 2009), "Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna", "Teatro Comunale di Modena", "Teatro Grande di Brescia", "Lucena Festival de Musica" (Spain), a.o.
He takes part in music/social projects, like "Progetto Tamino" in Bologna, Al Kamandjati (no profit organization in Ramallah), and "Human Rights Orchestra - Musicians for the human rights".


Updated to 06/2009