William Castaldi

 

 

William Castaldi begin his trumpet studies with 

Gioacchino Giuliano, principal trumpet of the Bellini Theatre in Catania

His orchestral career starts in 2008 with the " Orchestra Giovanile L.Cherubini", founded and directed by Maestro Riccardo Muti.

In October 2010, he wins the audition for the "Accademia della Scala" in Milano.

With this orchestra, he takes part in numerous tour all over the

world (Russia, Denmark and Arab Emirates) playing as principal trumpet

under the baton  of several world-famous conductors  like Gustavo Dudamel, John

Axelrod and many more.

In December 2010 he decides to continue his studies in Denmark at The Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus under the guidance of Prof. Kristian Steenstrup.

He also takes part in several masterclasses with Reinhold Friedrich, David Bilger, James Watson and many more.

Really important stone in his carrier was the opportunity to play Don

Pasquale opera by Donizetti as principal trumpet at la Scala opera house

under the conducting of Enrique Mazzola. And after that an Italian

tour with la scala academy orchestra under the conduction of maestro Yuri

Temirkanov playing Mussorgsky masterpiece: pictures at an exhibition

In 2012 he keeps passing audition for extra trumpet in several Italian opera

house:

Teatro Alla Scala, Orchestra del Teatro Massimo Bellini di Catania, Teatro

Lirico di Cagliari, Teatro Regio di Parma.

 

Just two weeks later he passes the audition at Teatro Massimo di Palermo and Fondazione Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, where he used to play also like a principal trumpet.

In April 2014, he got the second prize at the "international music

competition " città di Pesaro.

He collaborates also with the Orchestra of Santa Cecilia in Rome.

in 2015 He wins both principal and Second trumpet position at Teatro Petruzzelli

di Bari.

 

In 2017 he performed the Weinberg Trumpet Concerto as soloist with the Brussel Philharmonic during Klara Festival, leading Festival for Classical music in Belgium.

Lately, he won the audition of principal trumpet for the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana and Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova

 

Recently he collaborates as principal trumpet with the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra 

In October 2019 he won the audition for the Principal Trumpet Position at the Goteborgs Opera (Sweden)

 

 

And also is the artistic director of the International trumpet masterclass held in

Sicily since 2009.

 

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