MICHELE CARRARA, born in 1996, began clarinet studies under the guidance of
his father Claudio Carrara, professor at the “Luca Marenzio” Conservatory of
Brescia and, at the age of nine, won with his sister Elena at the piano, twenty one
prizes in national and international competitions, among which: Stresa, Val Tidone,
Carlino, Rovere d’Oro, Cortemilia, Giuseppe Tassis, etc.
In 2006 he won the prestigious “Yamaha Schoolarship Award”.
Subsequently he continued his musical studies in Bergamo, obtaining the diploma
in 2012 with honors and winning the “Lino Barbistotti” scholarship as the best
student of the year in 2011.
He continued his studies under the guidance of M. Giuseppe Bonandrini and
participated as an actual student at the Accademia Chigiana with M. Alessandro
Carbonare and at summer courses with M. Fabrizio Meloni, Calogero Palermo,
Paolo Beltramini, Yehuda Gilad and Giuseppe Bonandrini.
He plays as first clarinet with the Youth Orchestra of Italian Switzerland and in the
year 2014/15 he is admitted to the Italian Youth Orchestra in Fiesole, he has also
collaborated with the Youth Orchestra “L. Cherubini “and the Orchestra of the
Piano Festival of Brescia and Bergamo.
In 2017 he obtains the eligibility as first clarinet with the RAI National Symphony
Orchestra and with the Orchestra dei Pomeriggi Musicali in Milan.
He has the opportunity to play with conductors such as: Jeffrey Tate, Dietrich
Paredes, Stefan Solyom, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, James Conlon and with soloists
such as: Marta Argerich, Mischa Maisky, Michail Pletnëv, Victor Julien-Laferrière.
He is currently attending the first year of the Master Orchestra at the Royal College
of Music in Stockholm in the class of Andreas Sundén and for 2019 he is a
member of the reserve for EUYO.