Giovanni Punzi

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Student won the competition as Principal Clarinet in the London Philharmonic

27-year-old Giovanni Punzi is a student of the Advanced Postgraduate programme

Giovanni Punzi has recently won the competition as Principal Clarinet in the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Northern Sinfonia.

Giovanni Punzi is a student of the Advanced Postgraduate Diploma (soloist) programme at The Royal Danish Academy of Music, where he studies under John Kruse, and in November 2017 he will play his debut concert. Since 2014 he has been principal clarinet in the Copenhagen Philharmonic.

Giovanni Punzi is born in Salerno in 1989 and after his debut as soloist at the age of 14 with the Bulgary National Orchestra he has performed in the main concert halls of Europe, USA, South America, Russia, China and South America.

He has played as soloist with the Copenhagen Philharmonic, Chamber Orchestra of Paris, the Freiburger Philharmoniker, Chamber Orchestra of Serbia, Odense Symphony Orchester, the Rouen's Opera House Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Parma and The Royal Danish Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra.

In the last seven years Punzi has been awarded in the most distinguished international clarinet competitions, e.g. in Paris (Claude Debussy Competition 2010), Rouen (Jacques Lancelot Competition 2011), Belgrade (Jeunesses Musicales), Freiburg and Horice (Prague).