Born in 1993, Maura Marinucci is the principal clarinet of the London Philharmonia Orchestra, after having been the principal clarinet of the Brussels Philharmonic for four seasons from 2019 to 2023. She got her bachelor's degree in Italy in 2010 at Conservatorio L. D’Annunzio of Pescara, Italy, where she teaches since November 2022. She studied then with Alessandro Carbonare at the Accademia Nazionale Santa Cecilia in Roma and got her master degree in the class of François Benda in Lugano, at Conservatorio Della Svizzera Italiana.
She’s regularly invited to play as guest principal clarinet at the Orchestra of the London Royal Opera House, London Symphony Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, BBC NOW, Welsh National Opera, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Teatro San Carlo of Naples, among others.
Her debut as soloist was in 2016 with the Mozart Concerto K622 in Torino, when she got the prestigious prize Renzo Giubergia from the De Sono foundation. She played also the Weber Clarinet Concerto n 1 with Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese and Berio’s Sequenza IXa for the Ticino Contemporary Music Festival. She regularly plays a lot of chamber music concerts with many different instruments and contemporary ensembles.
Crédit photo : Loïc Guilpain / Henri SELMER Paris