MARTINA MORELLO

Clarinetist 

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Italian clarinetist, Martina Morello is currently principal clarinet at the Cairo Symphony Orchestra. In recent years, she has collaborated with orchestras in the United States and Europe, such as the New York Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Southbank Sinfonia of London, Orchester de Chambre de Lausanne, Orchester Sinfonietta de Lausanne, Orchester de Cannes, the Orchestra of the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, Ernst&Young Orchestra in Rome.

Alongside her orchestral activities, she performs regularly in chamber music. In the United States, she won two prizes with her quintets at the Fuchs Chamber Music Festival in New York, and made her debut at Carnegie Hall in 2019. She has also collaborated with Peridance Contemporary Dance Company in New York and in a quartet at Texas Music Festival 2017. In France, she performed in duet with cellist François Salque for the “November musical des Voirons”. Passionate about discovering new cultures and new music, she took part in a project on Turkish folk music and in the “Echo Festival”, an Italian-Slovenian production on the abolition of cultural borders.

Winner of numerous prizes, she distinguished herself by winning the Nicati de Luze Foundation prize, the Italian prize from the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe as well as the first prize at the Ars Nova international competition in Trieste.

Martina Morello obtained a double Bachelor's degree in clarinet and piano at the Conservatory of Udine in Italy, then continued her studies in clarinet at the Conservatory of Nice, under the direction of Michel Lethiec. In 2017, she graduated from the Lausanne University of Music, in the class of Frédéric Rapin, where she obtained a Master's degree in musical pedagogy.

Recipient of the 2017 Leenaards Foundation cultural scholarship, she had the opportunity to perfect her skills with Pascual Martìnez-Forteza, clarinetist at the New York Philharmonic, in a Master's degree in orchestral practice at the Manhattan School of Music in New York.