Flute Concerto in G Major, 1st movement
Flute Concerto in G Major, 1st movement
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Produced by the Saline royale Academy in February 2021 at Arc-et-Senans.
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First Prize and the Audience prize at the 56th Concours International de Musique de Genève.
Silvia Careddu made an auspicious start to her career by winning unanimously the First Prize and the Audience prize at the 56th Concours International de Genève.
Following the award, Lorin Maazel invited Silvia to become solo flute of his newly founded Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini. She later joined the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Wiener Symphoniker and the Wiener Philharmoniker-Wiener Staatsoper, as principal flute. In 2012 she became artistic partner of the Kammerakademie Potsdam, winner of the Echo-Preis 2015 (for the category Best German Orchestra). As guest principal flute, Silvia plays with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Sinfonia Grange au Lac. Silvia is a founder member of the Alban Berg Ensemble Wien, flexible chamber music group of virtuoso instrumentalists, that has a concert series at the Brahms-Saal of the Musikverein in Vienna and records for the Deutsche Grammophon. Her presence as soloist and chamber music partner is very demanded in important festivals (Schleswig Holstein, Festival des Arcs, Bürgenstock Festival, Australian National Academy for Music, Festival de Pollenca, Festival de Salon, Musiktage Mondsee, Weggis Galway Festival, Riva del Garda, Hitzacker Festival, Flautissimo, Fukuoka Japan Convention, NFA American Flute Convention, AFE Spanish Flute Convention, Festival de Colmar). Silvia Careddu is Professor at the Conservatoire – Académie Supérieure de Strasbourg HEAR, at the Hochschule für Musik ‘Hanns Eisler’ in Berlin, at the Barenboim-Said Akademie (Berlin) and at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole (Italy) as well. She regularly gives masterclasses in Europe and Asia and has served as 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.
Silvia Careddu was born in Cagliari (Italy), studied at the Conservatoire de Musique et de Danse de Paris, where she graduated with distinctions. She owes important influences and artistic impulses to A. Nicolet, F. Souchard, R. Ghiani, R. Guiot, E. Pahud and P.-Y. Artaud. With Emmanuel Pahud and Trevor Pinnock she has recorded Trio Sonatas by J. S. Bach for EMI.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a great child prodigy of Western music and one of the most important musicians of Classicism. He wrote more than six hundred compositions and single-handedly developed and popularized the piano concerto. He was widely recognized during his lifetime, and is still regarded as the most universal composer in the history of classical music.
Born in 1756 to Anna Maria and Leopold Mozart in Salzburg, Austria, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s musical talents were recognized at an early age. By age four, the young prodigy began playing the harpsichord, and by five-years old he was composing pieces. The Mozart family would make several trips throughout Europe to exhibit the young boy and his sister’s sensational virtuosity with the harpsichord and violin.
In later years, Mozart would enjoy a flourishing career in Vienna. He frequently performed as a pianist and was regarded as the most outstanding keyboard player in the city. In addition to his career as a performer, Mozart established himself as a fine composer. In 1782, he wrote the opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail, which was very successful. Other renowned operas written by the rising composer included Le Nozze de Figaro (1786), Don Giovanni (1787), and Cósi fan Tutte (1790).
The death of his father in 1787 may have marked the decline of Mozart’s career. He composed very few works, suffered many financial problems, and in 1791 during a visit in Prague for the premier of his opera La clemenza di Tito, Mozart became very ill. In his final days, Mozart was preoccupied with completing his final oeuvre : Requiem in D Minor, K. 626. Unfortunately, he was unable to complete this piece (it was later finished by his student Franz Xaver Süssmayr) as he passed away on December 5th, 1791 possibly of rheumatic fever, however the official cause is unknown.
Despite Mozart’s tragic early demise, the brilliant instrumentalist and composer left an unparalleled legacy. He was a gifted composer all around and wrote in every major genre including but not limited to symphonies, operas, solo concertos, sonatas, masses and more. His influence is wide and profound, and his music continues to be recognized and celebrated for its ingenuity.