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Valeria Curti | Fagott

Valeria Curti

Valeria Curti is an up-and-coming Swiss bassoonist with Italian roots. She is passionately committed to establishing the solo presence of the bassoon in today's music scene and therefore strives to also perform as a soloist regularly.

Valeria’s musical activity has been honored with the prestigious Göhner Music Prize (2021) and the 1st prize at the IDRS Young Artist Competition 2015 in Tokyo. She has also received grants from various foundations, such as the Rahn Kulturfonds (2020), the Migros Kulturprozent (2017), the Ruth and Ernst Burkhalter Foundation and the Friedl Wald Foundation (2013), enabling her to search archives for forgotten bassoon music.

Her musical education began at the Musikschule Brugg in 2004 under Patrik Lüscher. At the age of fourteen she was accepted in the young student program of the Zurich University of the Arts under the tutelage of Prof. Matthias Racz. After completing her bachelor’s degree with distinction, she continued her studies at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg in the class of Prof. Marco Postinghel, where she obtained the title "Master of Arts" with the highest grade in June 2019. Since 2021 Valeria studies in the soloist class of Sergio Azzolini in Basel.

As an orchestral musician, Valeria is regularly active in Switzerland and abroad, participating in renowned festivals such as the Salzburger Festspiele and the Lucerne Festival. She was a member of the Schleswig-Holstein Orchestra Academy (2014/15), the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester (2018) and has collaborated as principal bassoonist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. 

She currently performs regularly with the Trio Lusinea and has also been part of other chamber music ensembles that performed in Japan, France, Italy and Austria.

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