Silvia Careddu

Flute - Italy

Silvia Careddu

Silvia Careddu made an outstanding start to her career by unanimously winning the First Prize (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 her to become 1st Solo Flute in his newly founded orchestra, the Arturo Toscanini Philharmonic. She subsequently obtained the same position at the Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin, the Wiener Symphoniker, the Wiener Philharmoniker / Wiener Staatsoper, and, since 2021, has been 1st Solo Flute at the Orchestre National de France in Paris.

She is regularly invited to important festivals, including Schleswig-Holstein, Salzburg Festspiel, MiTo, Cartagena, Festival des Arcs, Bürgenstock Festival, Australian National Academy for Music, Pollenca Festival, Salon Festival, Musiktage Mondsee, Riva del Garda, Hitzacker Festival, Flautissimo, Colmar Festival, Styriarte, and Berlioz Festival.

Silvia Careddu is a founding member of the Alban Berg Ensemble Wien, a chamber music group with whom she records for the Deutsche Grammophon.

She taught in Paris at the École Normale de Musique "A. Cortot", and in London at the Royal Academy of Music as a guest professor, and in Berlin at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler", and the Barenboim-Said Akademie.

She regularly gives masterclasses in Europe and Asia, and serves as juror for international competitions, such as Concours de Genève, A. Nicolet, Premio Abbado, and Prague Spring International Music competition.

Silvia Careddu was born in Cagliari (Italy), and 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.

Silvia Careddu is currently Professor of Flute at the Zurich Superior School of Music (ZHdK), in Switzerland.