Biography - Caterina Compagno - Flute

Biography

Beginning and bachelor diploma:

She began to study flute at the age of five with Luciano Tristaino. After one year in Montreal, Canada, where she had lessons with Marie-Andrée Benny, she was admitted at the Conservatorio di Musica Luigi Cherubini of Firenze with Renzo Pelli. She attended one year of her Bachelor at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp in Belgium with the Erasmus program and finally received the Bachelor degree with highest marks cum laude.

Performance for the Bachelor Diploma in October 2018

Master in piccolo flute:

After discovering her passion for piccolo flute she studied with Nicola Mazzanti in the Conservatory in Milano where she obtained the piccolo Master degree also with highest marks cum laude and did an internship as a piccoloist at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.

Current studies:

She is now attending the Master in specialized performance (orchestra) at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste in Zürich with Matthias Ziegler and Sabine Poyé morel (first flute of the Tonhalle Orchestra) and Pamela Stahel (piccoloist of the Opernhaus Zürich) and is now doing her internship with the orchestra of the Opernhaus Philarmonia Zürich and taking lessons from the principal flutist Maurice Heugen.

Masterclasses and Orchestral experience:

She attended many masterclasses with Andrea Oliva, Davide Formisano, Emily Beynon and many others, and also piccolo Masterclasses with Gudrun Hinze, Peter Verhoyen, Davide Ferrario, etc. and she has played in different orchestra realities (ZHdK orchestra, Orchestra Regionale Toscana, Camerata Strumentale Città di Prato, Orchestra Toscana Classica, etc.).

Prizes:

She received the Elsy Meyer Stipendium scholarship, the ZHdK Fondation scholarship and the Voucher for abroad higher education from the Regione Toscana scholarship. She was also the winner of 2nd prize in International Filadelfia Competition.

Jazz:

Very interested in different styles of music, she has also played flute in blues/funk band and currently studies jazz flute with Günter Wehiger at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste.

Concert in Montreal, Quebec with the band Strawberry Jam