claudio mansutti

biography

Claudio Mansutti graduated in clarinet with full marks from the conservatoire “J. Tomadini” in Udine under Maestro A. Pecile, and later studied with Maestros P. Borali (RAI of Milan) and K. Leister (Berliner Philarmoniker).

He has won 5 chamber music competitions of national and international level, and recorded for RAI and ORF. He has founded the Diapason Ensemble and the Accademia Ars Musicae Orchestra of Klagenfurt, where he was first clarinet, and reached the national finals for the European Youth Orchestra.

He performed as a soloist with: Accademia Ars Musicae Orchestra, Zagreb Radio and Television Orchestra, Orchestra UECO in Sala Verdi (Milan), Diapason Chamber Orchestra, Virtuosi di Praga, Salzburger Solisten, Vienna Mahler Orchestra, Dolomiti Sinfonia, Budapest Chamber Orchestra, Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Zlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Hradec Kralove Philharmonic Orchestra, Radom Chamber Orchestra, FVG Mitteleuropea Orchestra, Orchestra Regionale Siciliana.

He has studied orchestra direction with Maestro L. Descev, formerly conductor of the Sofia Opera, and musical interpretation with Maestro R. Repini. He has conducted the Sofia Soloists and several orchestras in Friuli Venezia-Giulia (North-East Italy). He has performed in Italy, Austria, former Yugoslavia, Germany, France, Norway, Belgium, Spain, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia collaborating with musicians of international calibre. He has conducted the Ljubliana Radio and Television Orchestra playing Mozart’s “Requiem”.

Mansutti is an experienced music events organiser and artistic director, having been involved in these activities for 20 years. Since 1991, he has been the artistic director of the Teatro Luigi Bon in Udine. He was an organisation consultant for the Teatro “Giovanni da Udine” in Udine during its first three years of activity, and director of the Foundation Città di Gorizia, for which he also took care of the artistic direction in occasion of the re-opening of the Teatro Verdi of Gorizia. Since 2009 he has been Music Art Director of Mittelfest and now he is artistic director for the FVG Mitteleuropa Orchestra.

He collaborates on a regular basis with the Berliner Philarmoniker String Quintet, with the Janacek Quartet he has founded Ensemble Variabile (a chamber group with whom he played regularly throughout Europe). In 2001 he received the “Moret d’aur” prize for Culture Personality of the Year in Friuli Venezia-Giulia.