Giuseppe Gentile

Giuseppe Gentile began to study clarinet at the age of 5 with his grandfather. He obtained Clarinet Diploma at 16 years old at the Conservatory “O. Respighi” in Latina with M° Francesco Belli. After that he attended several masterclasses with Calogero Palermo and studied bass clarinet with Sauro Berti and Dario Goracci. In 2013-2014 he attended Master Course with Alessandro Carbonare at Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. He won various prizes in International Competitions, including First Prize at 8th International Clarinet Competition in Carlino (cat. Bass clarinet) and Second Prize (without First Prize) at 5th International Clarinet Competition “Rino Viani” in Carpi.

He has played with several orchestras: BBC Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Finnish National Opera, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Ulster Orchestra, Orchestra Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Orchestra Regionale della Toscana, Orchestra dell’Arena di Verona, conducted by Riccardo Muti, Antonio Pappano, Semyon Bychkov, Sakari Oramo, Hannu Lintu, J.P. Saraste, Manfred Honeck etc. Since January 2015 he plays in the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra as bass clarinet and clarinet player.