B i o g r a p h y
Since September 2017 Silvia Careddu is solo flute of the Wiener Staatsoper (Wiener Philharmoniker).
Silvia Careddu was born in Cagliari (Italy). She studied at the Conservatoire de Paris, where she graduated with distinction. She attended masterclasses with renowned flautists such as Aurèle Nicolet, Emmanuel Pahud, Florence Souchard, Riccardo Ghiani and Raymond Guiot. She made an auspicious start to her career by winning unanimously the First Prize and the Audience prize at the Concours International de Musique de Genève. Following the award, Lorin Maazel invited Silvia to become solo flute for his newly founded Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, based in Parma. She later joined the Konzerthausorchester Berlin as solo flute, and became a member and artistic partner of the Kammerakademie Potsdam.
She also became a founder member of the Alban Berg Ensemble. This flexible chamber group of virtuoso instrumentalists gives a concert series in the chamber-music hall of the Musikverein and is supported by the Alban Berg Foundation.
She has also been a guest principal flautist with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
Silvia Careddu teaches at the Hochschule für Musik ‘Hanns Eisler’ in Berlin. She regularly gives masterclasses in Europe and Asia.
She has served as a juror for the Concours de Genève, the Nicolet International Flute Competition, the Premio Claudio Abbado, the Concours Maxence Larrieu, the Crussell International Competition and the Prague Spring International Music competition.