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Vincenzo Casale

Historical clarinet

Vincenzo Casale started to play the clarinet at the age of fourteen. He obtained the musical diploma for clarinet at the G. Verdi Conservatory in Turin when he was only nineteen years old, the first prize for clarinet and music theory at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels and the first prize for chamber music at the Royal Conservatory of Liége. He has also studied at the Accademia Chigiana. Afterwards studied chalumeau and classical and romantic clarinet in order to obtain a Masters degree in historical performance practice and historical clarinet at the Royal Conservatory of Den Haag. He has also studied conducting  in several master classes and ateliers.

He is much in demand throughout Europe and North America both as soloist and a chamber music player, and in recent years has been invited to take part in  several projects as guest conductor and artistic director. He has performed in solo and chamber music concerts with artists such as forte-pianists Claire Chevallier, Boyan Vodenitcharov and Viviana Sofronisky, as well as playing chamber music with Sergei Istomin, Roel Dieltiens, Paul Dombrecht and Marcel Ponseele.

Besides collaborating on tours throughout Europe and America in recent years, one can cite those with the Orchestre des Champs Elysées, the Chambre Philharmonique, the Orchestra of the 18th century, Freiburger Barockorchester, … and with conductors as F. Brüggen and P. Herreweghe.

He has also performed at a wide range of festivals such as Aix-en-Provence, Alden Biesen, Beaune, Leipzig Bach Festival, Klang&Raum Festival, AMUZ, MA Festival Brugge, …
As conductor and musical director he is founder of TWIS ( Taffanel Wind Instruments Society) with international tours and collaborations.

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