Paolo Taballione, Univ.Prof.

University professor in flute

  • Mirabellplatz 1
  • 5020 Salzburg
Paolo Taballione was born in Rome in 1981. After graduating from the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome with the highest honours in the class of Prof. G. Schiavone in 2001, he studied in Switzerland at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique de Genève in the class of J. Zoon, where he obtained the “Diplôme de Solist” with unanimous approval in 2007. In addition to intensive flute studies, he began studying piano and composition in 1998, a discipline in which he graduated with honours in the class of M° F. Carotenuto at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in 2008.
His repertoire, ranging from Baroque to Contemporary music, led him to be a very young winner of numerous national and international solo competitions, including First Prize at the "V. Bucchi" International Competition for Music of the XX and XXI century for flute and piccolo in 2004 and First Prize by unanimous vote at the "D. Cimarosa" International Solo Competition with jury president M. Larrieu, in 2005.
In 2004 he was chosen by M° Riccardo Muti as Principal Flute of the "L. Cherubini" Youth Symphony Orchestra, an orchestra made up of the best young talents in Italy, and in 2005, under the direction of R. Muti, he began his career as soloist in the Cathedral of Trani at a concert in honour of the FAO, which was met with great critical acclaim: "Paolo Taballione, admirable flutist!" (Il Giornale).
From there onwards his intense activity as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician led him to perform successfully in the most important concert halls in Europe, including the Musikverein in Vienna, the Gasteig in Munich, the Festspielhaus in Salzburg, the Berliner Philharmonie, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Auditorium Parco della musica in Rome, Beethovensaal Stuttgart, Konzertsaal del KKL in Lucerne, Teatro San Carlo in Naples, playing as a soloist with orchestras such as the Bavarian State Orchestra, Bach Collegium München, Orchestra Reino de Aragón, “I cameristi” of Santa Cecilia, Georgian Sinfonietta and others.
In addition to being invited to hold recitals, concerts, and master classes at many international music institutions such as Musicarivafestival, Flautissimo Flute Festival, Oleg Kagan Musikfest, RavennaFestival, Dubrovnik Festival, Falaut Campus, Musikhochschule Stuttgart, Powell Flute Concert Hall Tokyo and Seoul, Senzoku Gakuen University of Tokyo, Flute Korea Week Festival, Universidade de Aveiro, International University of Andalucia and others, he has recorded as a soloist for the most important radio stations in Germany and Italy, including the Bayerischer Rundfunk and the Radio Rai Filodiffusione.
From 2006 to 2008 he served as principal flute in the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta and in 2008 he became the flute soloist of the "Bayerische Staatsoper" in Munich. Invited as Principal Flute by some of the most important European orchestras such as the Philharmonic Orchestra of La Scala in Milan, Orchestra of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia, Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, Zurich Opera House Orchestra, Dresden Philharmonic, he has performed under the direction of conductors such as Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Kent Nagano, Seiji Ozawa, Yury Temirkanov, Daniel Harding, Kirill Petrenko, and the most important soloists on the international music scene.
Paolo Taballione is professor at the university Mozarteum since 2018