Principal Clarinet, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana
"A Légère reed paired with my crystal mouthpiece is like driving an Italian supercar: NO limits!!!"
Italian clarinetist Corrado Giuffredi began his clarinet studies while only 10 years old at the Conservatory of Parma where he later graduated with honors and laude. A truly versatile artist, Corrado Giuffredi is renowned as a classical, chamber, jazz and klezmer musician.
Corrado, now Principal Clarinet of the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, has also performed in numerous concerts and international festivals around the world. Amongst Corrado’s many accomplishments he has performed with Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala under the batons of Riccardo Muti and Daniel Barenboim and was invited by Giora Feidman to perform master classes and concerts in Safed and Jerusalem, Israel on more than one occasion. Recently, Cecilia Bartoli invited him to perform Rossini clarinet variations at Salzburg Whitsun Festival with I Barocchisti and Diego Fasolis.
Having performed the Italian premiere of Krzistof Penderecki’s Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, Corrado’s chamber music repertoire includes performances with: Martha Argerich, Maurizio Baglini, Boris Belkin, Silvia Chiesa, Larry Combs, Eddie Daniels, Enrico Fagone, Andrea Griminelli, Ricardo Morales, Danilo Rossi, Rino Vernizzi e l’Ensemble Strumentale Scaligero.
Corrado has also recorded for labels including EMI, Decca, Arts, Fonè and Stradivarius. In addition to numerous recordings, Corrado has also premiered a number of works including “Penderecki’s Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra.” Corrado teaches Clarinet at the Istituto Musicale Superiore in Modena and presents master classes at Città di Castello, both in Italy. In addition to being a Légère Reeds Artist Corrado also represents Backun Musical Services’ clarinets.
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