Biography

FULVIO CAPRA, CLARINET

Fulvio Capra was born in Brescia (Italy) in 1992. At  Brescia’s Conservatorio “L. Marenzio” he completed his Bachelor of Music in 2010, achieving Summa Cum Laude with a special mention for artistic achievement, and in 2013 he obtained the Diploma with Merit at the Accademia Chigiana di Siena in the chamber music class of Alexander Loquich. Fulvio continued his studies in Geneva with Romain Guyot at the Haute Ecole de Musique, graduating Master en interpretation Musicale in 2014, and then in London with Mark van de Wiel at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating Master of Arts in Performance in 2015.

Fulvio has won awards in music competitions throughout Italy and UK among which  the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Scholarship London 2015.

As principal clarinet Fulvio’s orchestral experience began with the Orchestra Giovanile Italiana (Italian National Youth Orchestra) and the Orchestra del Teatro Olimpico di Vicenza. He subsequently played as principal clarinet with the Royal Northern Sinfonia, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra da Camera di Mantova, the Orchestra Luigi Cherubini founded by Riccardo Muti, and the Mahler Academy Orchestra founded by Claudio Abbado. Conductors he has played with include Vladimir Jurovskij, Marin Alsop, John Axelrod, Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli, James Conlon, Juraj Valcuha. In 2019 he was appointed principal clarinet at the Hyogo Performing Arts Center in Japan, conducted by Yutaka Sado.

Fulvio is also active in chamber music performance. He recorded Poulenc’s clarinet Sonata at Vatican Radio, and he performed Messiaen’s “Quatuor pour la fin du temps” for the Jeunesses Musicales International in Milan. Fulvio performed with the pianists such as Andrea Lucchesini, Massimilano Motterle and Enrico Pompili.

Fulvio is also an experienced soloist. At the age of 16 he performed Weber’s Concerto no.1 with the Orchestra of the Conservatorio di Brescia. He played Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto with the Orchestra da Camera di Brescia, conducted by Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli. In 2015, as winner of the Special Soloist Award of the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe, he performed Mozart’s clarinet concerto with the Milton Keynes City Orchestra conducted by Damian Iorio, and in 2019 he performed G. Facchinetti’s concerto with the Bazzini Consort Orchestra.