Giammarco Casani was appointed principal clarinet with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma in 2002. Since then, he has toured the world appearing in the foremost concert halls. He has performed with conductors such as Yuri Ahronovitch, Othmar Maga, Ennio Morricone, Francesco La Vecchia, Anton Nanut, Yeruham Scharovsky, Milan Turkovic, Hansjörg Schellemberger, Gabriel Chmura, Julian Kovatchev, Oliver Knussen, Diego Matheuz and Claudio Abbado. Born in Viterbo in 1973, he graduated at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome in 1994 and then entered the Accademia Chigiana to study chamber music with Alain Meunier. He continued his musical studies with Andrew Marriner and Alessandro Carbonare, concurrently studying with Donald Montanaro, principal clarinet of the Philadelphia Orchestra. As a chamber musician, he has collaborated for ten years with pianist Stefano Giardino, with whom he has recorded a CD entitled Il clarinetto in Francia nel ’900. For Naxos he has recorded Busoni’s Concertino [Naxos 8.572922] and he is a member of the Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma Wind Quintet. Giammarco Casani plays clarinets by Selmer, Paris.