Silvia Careddu made an outstanding start to her career by winning the First Prize unanimously (Premier Grand Prix à l’unanimité) and the Audience Prize at the 56th Concours International de Musique de Genève.
Following this award, Lorin Maazel invited Silvia to his newly founded orchestra, the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini.
She held the same position, principal flute, at the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Wiener Symphoniker, the Wiener Philharmoniker and, since November 2021, at the Orchestre National de France, Paris.
She has appeared as a soloist and as a chamber music partner in internationally renowned festivals (among which: Schleswig Holstein, Salzburg Festspiel, MiTo, Cartagena, Festival des Arcs, Bürgenstock Festival, Australian National Academy for Music, Festival de Pollenca, Festival de Salon, Musiktage Mondsee, Riva del Garda, Hitzacker Festival, Flautissimo, Festival de Colmar, Styriarte, Festival Berlioz).
Silvia Careddu is a founding member of the Alban Berg Ensemble Wien-ABEW, a chamber music group with whom she records for the Deutsche Grammophon.
Recently appointed flute professor at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste-ZHdK, she teaches in Paris as well, at the École Normale de Musique "A. Cortot" and in London, at the Royal Academy of Music as Visiting Professor.
In the past, she taught in Berlin, at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" and at the Barenboim-Said Akademie.
She regularly gives masterclasses in Europe and Asia and serves as juror for international competitions (Concours de Genève, the A.Nicolet Competition, the Premio Abbado, Prague Spring International Music competition).
Silvia Careddu was born in Cagliari (Italy). She studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, where she graduated with distinction.
She owes important influences and artistic impulses to A. Nicolet, R. Ghiani, R. Guiot, F. Souchard.