Antonio Capolupo

Antonio Capolupo

Antonio Capolupo is the winner of the solo clarinet position at the Bruxelles Opera House "La Monnaie"  in 2016, where he currently is principal clarinet.

Previously winner of the audition for first clarinet at the Belgian National Orchestra in 2015 and at the Malmö Symphony Orchestra in Sweden in 2014, he graduated with highest honors at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory of Turin, then he completed his studies in Rome at the Santa Cecilia National Academy, with the Alessandro Carbonare.

In January 2019 he made his debut as a soloist at BOZAR Palais des Beaux-Arts in Bruxelles, playing for the world premiere of a piece dedicated to him by the well known Spanish composer Mauricio Sotelo, under the baton of the Alain Altinoglu.

He also collaborated with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam as second clarinet, Opera of Toulon in France as soloist, Suisse Romande Orchestra of Geneva, Bozen Haydn Symphony Orchestra and Teatro Regio of Turin. He played under the direction of great conductors like Daniele Gatti, Gianandrea Noseda, Alain Altinoglu, Michel Plasson, Andrej Borejko,  Evelino Pidò, Mark Soustrot...

He performed in several important concert halls, both in Italy and abroad, such as Carnegie Hall of New York, Wiener Saal Mozarteum of Salzburg, Carl Orff Saal of Munich, Bozar Concert Hall of Bruxelles, Auditorium Giovanni Agnelli of Torino.

He won the first prize at the International Clarinet Competition Marco Fiorindo in 2014, first prize at the International clarinet competition of Chieri in 2011 and second prize at the International clarinet competition Saverio Mercadante in 2013. He was awarded in 11 international competitions.