Paolo Taballione (*1981 in Rome) completed his studies in Switzerland at the "Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique de Genève" in the class of J. Zoon, where he received the Diplôme de Soliste "avec Distinction" by unanimous decision in 2007. In addition to intensive study of the flute, since 1998 he has studied piano, harmony and music Composition, a discipline in which he completed his studies in the class of F. Carotenuto at the "S. Cecilia" in Rome in 2008. His repertoire from baroque to contemporary music has made him a prize winner of numerous national and international solo competitions since his youth, including first prize at the International Competition for Music of the Twentieth and Twenty-first Century for flute and piccolo "V.Bucchi" in 2004 and the first prize by unanimous decision at the International Solo Competition "D. Cimarosa" with M. Larrieu as jury president in 2005. In 2004 he was appointed by Riccardo Muti as principal flutist of the youth symphony orchestra "L. Cherubini", made up of the best Italian young musicians, and in 2005, still under the direction of Riccardo Muti, he begins his career as a soloist with great critical acclaim: "Paolo Taballione, an admirable flutist!" (Il Giornale From there, his intensive work as a soloist, chamber and orchestra musician took him to the most important European concert halls such as the Wiener Musikverein, the Gasteig in Munich, the Festspielhaus in Salzburg, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and the Parco della musica in Rome, the Beethoven Hall in Stuttgart, the concert hall of the KKL Lucerne, the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, where he performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the Bavarian State Orchestra, the Bach Collegium Munich, the Orchestra Reinó de Aragon, the chamber musicians of S. Cecilia, of the Georgian Sinfonietta and others.From 2006 to 2008 he was principal flutist in the orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino under the direction by Zubin Mehta and in 2008 he became principal flutist at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich. He is conducted by orchestras such as the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Milan Scala, the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Munich Philharmonic, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the NDR Symphony Orchestra Hamburg, the Orchestra of the Zurich Opera House, the Dresden Philharmonic as principal flutist invited by conductors such as Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Kent Nagano, Seiji Ozawa, Yury Temirkanov, Daniel Harding, Kirill Petrenko, and regularly collaborates with the most important soloists on the international music scene.