Silvia Careddu | Concours de Genève

Silvia Careddu

Jury Chair Flute 2023


Silvia Careddu made an auspicious start to her career by winning unanimously the First Prize and the Audience prize at the 56. Concours International de Musique de Genève. Following the award, Lorin Maazel invited Silvia to become solo flute for his newly founded Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini. She later joined the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Wiener Symphoniker and the Wiener Philharmoniker - Wiener Staatsoper.

​Since November 2021, Silvia Careddu is Principal Flute of the Orchestre National de France, in Paris. She has been guest principal flautist as well with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Budapest Festival Orchestra. In 2012 Silvia became artistic partner of the Kammerakademie Potsdam, winner of the Echo-Preis 2015 for the Best German Orchestra.

​Silvia Careddu is a founder member of the Alban Berg Ensemble Wien, flexible chamber music group with which she  records for the Deutsche Grammophon.

​She is regularly invited to important festivals as a soloist and as a chamber music partner (among which: Schleswig Holstein, Salzburg Festspiel, Cartagena, Festival des Arcs, Bürgenstock Festival, Australian National Academy for Music, Festival de Pollenca, Festival de Salon, Musiktage Mondsee, Riva del Garda, Hitzacker Festival, Flautissimo, Festival de Colmar, Styriarte).

​Recently appointed flute professor at the École Normale de Musique "A. Cortot" in Paris, she teaches in Italy as well, at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole. From 2009 to 2022, she taught at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" and at the Barenboim-Said Akademie, in Berlin. She has just been appointed professor at the Prestigious Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHDK) in Zurich.

She regularly gives masterclasses in Europe and Asia and has served as juror for the Concours de Genève, the A. Nicolet Competition, the Premio Abbado, the Concours M. Larrieu, the Crussell International Competition and the Prague Spring International Music competition.

​Silvia Careddu was born in Cagliari (Italy). She studied at the Conservatoire de Musique et de Danse de Paris, where she graduated with distinction.

She owes important influences and artistic impulses to A. Nicolet, R. Ghiani, R. Guiot, F. Souchard, E. Pahud.

Biography taken from (February 2023)