Angelo's biography. This is the official website of Italian clarinetist Angelo Montanaro. Curriculum, curricula, biografia.
Angelo Montanaro originates from the Southern Italian town of Martina Franca and currently resides in Valladolid, Spain; he studied at the Haute École de Musique in Geneva with Thomas Fridlie, Romain Guyot and Michel Westphal.
He has taken part in Festivals such as Verbier, Ritratti, Nuove Carriere, Ravenna Musica and the Orchestra Mozart's chamber music concerts. He has also played at the Koblenz Guitar Festival and recorded the premier of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's Morning in Iowa alongside David Knopfler from Dire Straits and the Ensemble '05. He has collaborated with many renowned artists including Eddie Daniels, Ray Chen, Gordan Nikolic, Kirill Troussov, Lorenzo Micheli, among others.
Angelo has a busy and varied freelance career, combining orchestral and chamber music playing. He performs with a great variety of orchestras including the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the Orchestra Mozart, the Orchestra National de France, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Hallé Orchestra, the Royal Northern Sinfonia, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, the Verbier Festival and Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra dell' Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Stresa Festival Orchestra, the Ensemble Contrachamps, the Orquesta de Castilla y Leon, the Orquesta Sinfonica de Madrid and the Teatro la Fenice. He works with conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Zubin Metha, Charles Dutoit, Frans Bruggen, Antonio Pappano, Valery Gergiev, Gianandrea Noseda, Fabio Luisi, Manfred Honeck, Daniel Harding and Yannick Nezet-Seguin.
He has performed as a soloist with the Kwazulu-Nation Orchestra (Durban), Orchestra Haydn di Trento e Bolzano, the Filarmonica di Torino, Tibor Varga Festival Orchestra, the Orchestra G.Verdi, Ensemble '05, Società dei Concerti di Bari and Orchestra della Magna Grecia.
He has obtained various prizes in international competitions, such as Unisa Pretoria, Città di Chieri, Marco Fiorindo, CNME Riddes, Rino Viani, Giuseppe Tassis, Pedro Bote, Città di Carlino, Saverio Mercadante and Audimozart.
In addition to his performance work he also gives masterclasses in Italy, Spain, Switzerland and South Africa.
Since 2016 is Chamber Music Professor at the Conservatorio Superior de Castilla y León in Salamanca (Spain).
Angelo is an endorser of Buffet Crampon and D'Addario Woodwinds.