Marco Postinghel

Marco Postinghel has been a professor at the Mozarteum University since 2005 and also teaches at the Mahler Academy of Bolzano and is a woodwind teacher of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra. He has appeared as a jury member at international competitions such as the international ARD music competition in Munich and "The Muri competition" in Switzerland. He is an honorary member of the Florentine "Accademia dei generosi".
The bassoonist from Bozen completed his musical training first in his hometown with R. Santi, later in Hanover with K. Thunemann. After two years of teaching at the Conservatorio “B. Marcello" in Venice, he perfected his playing at the Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and was a member of the European Community Youth Orchestra from 1987-1990. Winner of many prizes at international competitions, including in Martigny, Toulon and Prague, his concert career then took him across Europe, the USA, Japan, China, Korea and South America. As a soloist he has played all major bassoon concertos with conductors such as S. Bychkov, C. Davies, CM Giulini, B. Haitink, D. Harding, L. Maazel, W. Sawallisch and F. Welser-Möst. Chamber music partners included E. Ax, Y. Bronfman, I. Faust, H. Holliger, L. Kavakos, G. Kremer, V. Mullova, A. Schiff and T. Zimmermann. After four years as solo bassoonist with the Orchester de Paris, he took up the same position in the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Munich in 1994. Marco Postinghel also performs with orchestras dedicated primarily to contemporary music, such as the Ensemble Recerche, the Gruppo Maderna and the Ensemble Modern, as well as with chamber orchestras such as the Chamber Orchestra od Europe, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Cappella Andrea Barca . In addition to the classical repertoire, Marco Postinghel deals a lot with literature on historical instruments and gives concerts regularly with ensembles such as The English BAroque Soloists, Balthazar Neumann Ensemble, Accademia Bizantina, Concerto Italiano, Il Suonar Parlante, L'Accademia Giocosa and Musica Saeculorum.