Paci1After his diploma in clarinet at the Conservatory of Palermo under the guidance of Di Noto, Vincenzo Paci studied with V. Mariozzi, A. Marriner and Sabine Meyer, further developing his technical skills and musicality.
As first clarinet of the Orchestra Giovanile Italiana he toured Italy and Europe, recording for RAI, the Hungarian Radio and the European Broadcasting Union.
He qualified as first clarinet with the Teatro Regio di Torino orchestra, the Arena di Verona orchestra, the Orchestra des Jeunes de la Mediterraneè, and the E.U.Y.O. (European Union Youth Orchestra), and has collaborated with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, I Solisti Veneti, the Radio Svizzera Italiana di Lugano, the Teatro Verdi di Trieste, the Teatro Bellini di Catania, and the Teatro Massimo di Palermo.
Since 1997 he has been first clarinet of the Teatro La Fenice orchestra, debuting as soloist during the symphonic seasons of the Venice theatre in Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, Debussy’s Première Rhapsodie and the Italian première of Meyerbeer’s “Gli amori di Teolinda”.
He has played under the baton of Lorin Maazel, Kurt Masur, George Pretre, Yuri Temirkanov, Myung Whun Chung, Valery Gergiev, John Eliot Gardiner, Dmitrij Kitajenko, Carlo Maria Giulini, Riccardo Muti, Daniele Gatti, Salvatore Accardo, and Luciano Berio. Sabine Meyer invited him to the 6th Lubecker Klarinettennacht, where he was very successful with critics and audiences alike.
He is an active concert performer, both as a soloist and with the ensemble I Virtuosi della Fenice, and teaches master classes.
For Radio 3 Rai and Sky Classica he recorded Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto K 622 in the reconstructed version for basset clarinet, performed at La Fenice on 2nd April 2011. In 2012, with his colleagues of the Quartetto D’Archi del Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, he published for Dynamic Mozart’s Quintet KV 581, version for basset clarinet.
Vincenzo Paci plays Buffet Crampon clarinets.