The course will focus on: flutist technique, preparation for international competitions and auditions in orchestra.

The timetable of the course will be defined by the professor according to the composition of the class.

Maximum 10 students

Andrea Manco First Flute of the Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala and of the Scala Philharmonic since 2015. He studied at the "Tito Schipa" conservatory in Lecce under the guidance of Luigi Bisanti, graduating at 16 with full marks and honors. He studied at the Academy of Imola with Persichilli, Mercelli and Cambursano, in Florence with Marasco and at the "Conservatoire Superieure de Musique" in Geneva with Jacques Zoon. Considered one of the most brilliant flutists of his generation, he obtained prizes in the major international flute competitions: "Francesco Cilea" of Palmi, "Leonardo De Lorenzo" of Viggiano, Yamaha Music Foundation of Milan, "Emanuele Krakamp" of Naples, "Pellegrini ”Of Cagliari, the XXXVIII International Competition of Budapest and the First“ Maxence Larrieu ”International Flute Competition in Nice. In 2002 he was chosen by Riccardo Muti as the first flute of the "Luigi Cherubini" Youth Orchestra, which he created. In 2003, at the age of 20, he obtained the position of first flute in the Orchestra of the Teatro Regio of Turin conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. He was invited, as first guest flute, by the orchestras: Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Opera di Roma, Stuttgart Philharmoniker, Hungarian National Philharmonic, Noord Nederlands Orkest, Symphonica Toscanini conducted by Lorin Maazel, touring Europe, USA, Japan, China and Israel. He also has, as a soloist and chamber musician, concerts in numerous Italian and international festivals; in 2018 he was invited to the Lucerne Festival Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Chailly. He recorded Prokofiev's Sonata op.115 for the CD of the music magazine Syrinx and a CD with works for flute and piano by Casella, Feld, Liebermann and Martinu, for the Italian flute magazine FaLaUt. He also recorded for Amadeus pieces by Carulli and Giuliani in collaboration with the guitarist Giulio Tampalini and for Warner Music with the octet of La Scala. He teaches flute at the "Incontri col Maestro" International Academy in Imola and at the Teatro alla Scala Academy.