David Minetti

David Minetti

David Minetti is an Italian clarinetist, born in Turin, where he obtained a First Prize unanimously at the Conservatory Giuseppe Verdi. He then perfected with Michel Lethiec and Hans Deinzer. He has collaborated with the Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana, Orchestra Haydn of Bolzano, the Poitou-Charentes Orchestra and since 1996 he is solo clarinet of the Orchester National du Capitole de Toulouse, with whom he has performed in the most prestigious venues in the world (Musikverein, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Berlin Philharmonic…).

David Minetti is regularly invited to perform as a soloist under the direction of conductors such as Tugan Sokhiev, Michel Plasson, Philippe Jordan, Arie van Beek, Pascal Rophé in a repertoire ranging from Mozart Concerto to Copland, Debussy, Weber. He also leads an intense activity of chamber music with many concerts in Paris, Tokyo, Madrid, Turin, Seoul… with artists like David Bismuth, Thierry Huillet, Clara Cernat, Michel Michalakakos, Michel Lethiec, Michel Dalberto.

In 2018 the composer Bruno Mantovani has dedicated the play Quasi lento which was created in the Halle aux Grains of Toulouse. The Toulouse composer Thierry Huillet he also dedicated the play "clarinet" for solo instrument and the same composer, participated in the creation of the "Forest of Carnival".

Very sensitive to the teaching he is professor of clarinet and chamber music at the upper pole ISDAT of Toulouse and he regularly gives master classes both in France and abroad (Brussels, Turin University, Warsaw, Tokyo, Rome, Seoul…). He was also invited by the University of Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires National Conservatory of Music as a teacher during tours of the National Orchestra of Capitole de Toulouse in South America.

In 2016 he published his first recording, On Air, in collaboration with the Balma Parachutists' Orchestra, in which a rather "jazz" repertoire can be appreciated, in which the clarinet is very comfortable.

The Languedoc Academy awarded him in 2016 the Paul Vidal Prize as a reward for his musical and educational activity in the Toulouse region (France).

Fascinated by conducting orchestras and ensembles, he leads since 2008 the Concert Band of Quint-Fonsegrives. In 2017 he gave concerts at the head of all brass and percussion of the National Orchestra the Capitol of Toulouse and in 2019 he led the same set as part of the symphonic season of ONCT.

David Minetti played on Henri SELMER Paris 'Recital' clarinets, maintained by the Duclau Muscat workshop in Toulouse.