Simone Nicoletta

In 2010 he won the international competition for First Clarinet in the Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali in Milan.

In 2012 he won the audition for First Clarinet in the Orchestra of the Teatro Regio in Parme.

In July 2014 he has been personally chosen by M° Riccardo Muti as Principal Clarinet of his Orchestra Luigi Cherubini.

Since October 2015 he plays as First Clarinet in the Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna. He also was finalist in the competition for First Clarinet at Orchestre National de France. He continuously cooperates with Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Filarmonica A. Toscanini and with directors such as R.Abbado, V.Ashkenazy, J.Conlon, A.Lombard, A.Lonquich, M.Mariotti, W.Marshall, D.Matheuz, R.Muti, M.Poschner, D.Rustioni. O.M. Wellber.

He performed as soloist with Filarmonica A. Toscanini, Musici di Parma, Orchestra Teatro Busseto.

He has particular passion for chamber music; he played with his brother Federico the most important pieces in the repertoire for clarinet and piano in many Festival such as Cité de la Musique et de la Danse in Strasbourg, Festival Verdi in Parma, Festival delle Nazioni in Città di Castello, Bologna Festival and prestigious theatres Teatro Bibiena in Mantova, Teatro Regio in Parma, Teatro Comunale in Modena.

He received many awards in clarinet competitions, including the International Competition Valsesia Musica (1st prize), International Competition Rino Viani 2010 (3rd prize) and 2011 (1rd prize),
International Competition Audimozart (2nd prize), International Calpurnia Prize as best pupil in the Masterclasses at Città di Castello Festival.

He was born in Salerno, Italy in 1989. Pupil of Gaetano Russo, he graduated in clarinet at the age of 16 at the Avellino Conservatory D.Cimarosa under Sisto Lino D’Onofrio’s guidance; he studied also with Larry Combs, Eddie Daniels, Fabrizio Meloni, Ricardo Morales and he postgraduated with top marks and distinction with Corrado Giuffredi in Modena and with Giovanni Riccucci and Bruno Canino in duo with his brother at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole.