Jury

Paolo Beltramini

After winning the First Prize at the Prague Spring International Music Competition (1996), the International Chamber Music Competitions in Paris (1996) and in Trapani (1997), Paolo Beltramini established his reputation as one of the most exciting wind-instrument virtuosos on the international concert circuit. As a soloist, Mr. Beltramini has appeared throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America. As a chamber musician, he has collaborated with Martha Argerich, Yury Bashmet, Heinz Holliger, Giuliano Carmignola and Bruno Giuranna, among others.
Paolo Beltramini joined the Orchestra della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, as Principal Clarinet, in 2003. Previously he performed as principal clarinet with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica del Teatro alla Scala, Orchestra Nazionale della RAI, Orchestra di Santa Cecilia of Rome, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, under the baton of conductors such as Giuseppe Sinopoli, Bernhard Haitink, Georges Prêtre, Neeme Jaarvi, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Myung-Whun Chung, Mariss Janssons, Alain Lombard, and Eliahu Inbal.
Paolo Beltramini received his degrees from the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan and obtained a Diploma from the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Italy. In demand as a teacher, he serves on the faculty of the Music Academy in Lucerne, Switzerland, and has given master classes throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan and is regularly invited as a jury member of international competitions. His discography includes recordings for Brilliant Classics, Chandos, EMI, Fonit Cetra, Stradivarius, as well as broadcasts for RAI, RSI and Radio France, among others.
Mr. Beltramini is an exclusive Ripa Music Clarinets, Silverstein and Legère Artist.