Silvia Coricelli


    Principal bassoon with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra (OBC) since 1987, she has recorded over 90 CD and toured Europe, Japan and the United States. She has been guest principal with orchestras such as City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Chamber Orchestra of the Lliure Theatre, and the orchestras in Aragón, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Mallorca, Malaga and Euskadi.


    She has performed as soloist with the OBC under the baton of Lawrence Foster, Franz-Paul Decker, Antoni Ros Marbà, Christian Zacharias, Andrew Parrot and Matthias Aeschbacher, as well as with orchestras in Germany, USA and Argentina. In 2000 she premiered with the OBC the "Concertango for bassoon and orchestra of Piazzolla-Wilenski", a concerto dedicated to her. In 2005 she was invited to participate in the 34th Congress of the International Double Reed Society (Austin-Texas) to perform such work in the closing concert accompanied by the Festival Orchestra.


    She has been a guest professor with the National Youth Orchestra of Spain (JONDE), National Youth Orchestra of Catalonia (JONC), Youth Orchestra of Andalusia (OJA), Youth Symphony Orchestra of Soria (JOSS) and has taught courses in several cities in Spain and in Romania.  Has given master classes at the First Congress of AFOES (double reed association of Spain) and in several “Fagotadas” in Catalonia. She was Artistic Director and professor of AIFO Orchestral Repertoire Courses (1995-1998) and the Orchestral Repertoire Courses International University Menéndez Pelayo (1990 / 2001-03)


    She has integrated juries in national and international competitions such as Jeunesses Musicales of Spain, Music Scholarship of the Generalitat of Catalonia, Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition, International Double Reed Society's Young Artist Competition, as well as for auditions in various orchestras in Spain.


    From 1996 to 2002 he was Artist and Exclusive Representative in Spain of the German bassoon maker Püchner. Under their sponsorship she participated in the 29th Congress of the International Double Reed Society (Buenos Aires, 2000) performing recitals at the Teatro Colón and Borges Foundation.


    She has performed with chamber ensembles Ensemble Modern (Salzburg Festival), Brodsky Quartet, Concerto Grosso Frankfurt (Festival of Israel), Barcelona Chamber Players, BCN216, and New York Kammermusiker. As a member of the Woodwind Quintet Soloists of the OBC she performed in Spain, Germany and Holland, and made recordings of the "twentieth century Catalan Composers" collection for the label Columna Música.


    The American publisher Trevco Music Publishing has published over 90 of her arrangements. One of her pieces was awarded a Special Mention in the "Calefax Composers Competition 2014", chosen by the Calefax Reed Quintet of the Netherlands.


    Born in Buenos Aires (Argentina) she began studying bassoon in 1975 with Pedro Chiambaretta (Teatro Colón). From 1982 to 1987 he continued his studies in the United States, being worthy of scholarships from the Teatro Colón Foundation, Cleveland Institute of Music, Manhattan School of Music and Juilliard School of Music. Her main teachers were George Goslee (Cleveland Orchestra), Stephen Maxym (Metropolitan Opera) and Judith LeClair (New York Philharmonic). Additional studies with Sherman Walt (Boston Symphony), Mordechai Rechtman (Israel Philharmonic) and Brian Pollard (Concertgebouw of Amsterdam).


    At 17 she won her first professional job as Assistant Principal with the Symphony Orchestra of San Juan, and later was a member of the Teatro Argentino Orchestra (Opera).


    Winner of young people's awards in Argentina and the U.S.: National Youth V Instrumentalists of Mar del Plata, Young Performers Radio Municipal de Buenos Aires, IX National Competition for Young Soloists Symphony Orchestra Santa Fe, Concerto Competition at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and Excellence in Performance at Manhattan School of Music.


    In 1985 and 1986 she participated in the Tanglewood Festival where she worked under the direction of Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Oliver Knussen and Kurt Masur.


    Currently she plays Heckel bassoon No. 16170.