© Elsa Okazaki
Lecturer for clarinet & chamber music⋅Department for Wind & Percussion Instruments
Italian clarinetist Dario Zingales does not hide behind his great love for German clarinets. Since he joined the Mozarteum University, he has been passing this love on to the new generation. His passion and interest for recording is a focal point of his musical activity, and he also enjoys playing orchestral and chamber music.
Dario Zingales studied music at the Mozarteum University under the supervision of Alois Brandhofer (his mentor and source of inspiration) and completed his master's degree in January 2012 with distinction. He gained orchestral experience under conductors such as Riccardo Muti, André Previn, Gerd Albrecht and Dennis Russell Davies. From August 2009 to September 2012 he worked as 1st clarinetist with the Philharmonic of Nations under the direction of Justus Frantz. Since 2012 he has been the solo clarinetist at the Gut-Immling Opera Festival in Bavaria. In the field of chamber music, the clarinettist played with Wenzel Fuchs, Lukas Hagen, Benjamin Schmid, Pierre Amoyal, Thomas Riebl, Pavel Gililov, Peter Lang and Jacques Rouvier. Zingales has recorded numerous CDs that have been released by renowned labels: Deutsche Grammophon, Brilliant Classics, Urania Records, Da Vinci Edition, VDE-Gallo. From 2012 to 2017 he held the position of assistant for the clarinet class of Alois Brandhofer and since October 2015 he has also worked in this position for the class of Wenzel Fuchs at the Mozarteum University. In December 2018 he received the venia docendi at the Mozarteum University as part of his habilitation and has been leading his own clarinet class ever since.