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Kevin Spagnolo

clarinet

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Kevin Spagnolo
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In 2018, at only 22 years old, Kevin won the First Prize of Geneva International Music Competition, one of the most important and prestigious competitions in the world. He was the youngest clarinetist of all times to get this important award in the history of this competition. From this moment on he gets invited regularly for recitals, chamber music, and solo concerts in important Festivals and tours.

Kevin performed as soloist with Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra in the Festival Musical Olympus, Sofia Philarmonic, Orquesta de Aguascalientes, Bruxelles Philarmonic, Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, Orchestre des Nations with Vitor Fernandes and Antoine Marguier, Swedish Chamber Orchestra in a tour with Martin Fröst and once with Micheal Collins, Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo, Orchestra Regionale Toscana, in a tour with Nil Venditti, with the Orchestre de Chambre de l’HEM, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana in a tour with Alessandro Bonato.

In 2022 Kevin substituted Martin Fröst in a tour, playing Mozart Clarinet Concerto with Swedish Chamber Orchestra, in Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest, transmitted live on Bartok Radio, and in Union Hall in Maribor, for the Slovenian Radio.

In 2021 Kevin released his first CD “Façades” with Swedish Chamber Orchestra and Micheal Collins playing C.M. von Weber’s “Concerto n.1 op.73” and “Andante e rondo Ongarese”, Jean Francaix’s “Clarinet Concerto”, Rossini’s “Theme and Variations”, and “Sholem Alekhem Rov Feidman” by Béla Kovacs.

He played in Chamber music groups with Beatrice Rana, Emmanuel Pahud, Stefano Bollani, Carlos Sanchis, Chloe Ji-yeong Mun, Thèo Fouchenneret, Lorenzo Soulés, Simone Rugani, the string-quartets Quartet Voce, Quartetto Guadagnini, Quartetto Prometeo, Quartet Terpsychordes, and with artists as Lise Berthaud, Sergey Ostrovsky, Ophelie Gaillard, Yubeen Kim, Sara Vidouvier, and in duo with Vitor Fernandes accompanied by Serika Saito.

He performed as soloist, and in ensemble in Berliner Philharmonie Mariinsky Theater, Rheingau Festival, Teatro Verdi Firenze, Classiche Forme Festival, Montpellier Festival (Festival Radio France), Festival de les Haudères, Festival de Jeunes Talents in Paris, Rencontres Musicales de Champery (CH), Concerts d’été à Saint Germain in Geneva, (CH) Blaibach Konzert Season (DE), France Musique Auditorium in Paris (FR), Filarmonica di Rovereto, among others, and in duo with pianist Simone Rugani, with whom he had concerts in many Festivals and concert halls in Italy, as Perugia Classica, Bologna Festival, Lucca Classica, Amici della Musica in Florence, Arezzo Classica.

Some of his concerts were recorded for Radio France, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Rai Radio 3, Radio Suisse Romande, Hungarian Radio Bartok, Slovenian Radio.

From 2021 Kevin gives lessons and masterclasses in all Europe, and teaches regularly in Rome at the International Music School Avos Project, in the heart of the city, Piazza del Popolo, and has regular masterclasses in the Conservatory in Livorno.

Kevin studied in the conservatory ”Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali Luigi Boccherini” in Lucca, and he completed the Bachelor’s Degree, with the age of 17, with the best marks and honours under the teaching of prof. Remo Pieri.

During his studies, he won several local, national and semi-international Competitions, with which he had the possibility to perform and have first recitals. After his Bachelor, he studied with Carlo Failli and Fabrizio Meloni and intensified his learning and entered the prestigious Conservatory in Geneva. After his first Master’s Degree at HEM in Geneva (Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève), completed in 2017 with a special prize, he graduated for his second Master’s Degree Soliste with Romain Guyot in 2019. Besides the Geneva International Competition Geneva, Kevin won Third Prize in Jacques Lancelot International Clarinet Competition in 2016 and in Ghent International Clarinet Competition in 2017, First Grand Prize in the Berliner International Music Competition.

OSR Live

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphonie N° 4 en si bémol majeur op. 60

Jonathan Nott

conductor

Recorded on 30 July 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

Symphonie N°9

Recorded on 30 July 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva