MASSIMO RICCI (b 1958 )
Born in 1958, Massimo Ricci was awarded first prize for chamber music and a top class degree for clarinet at the Mons Conservatoire. He then went on to further study with Walter Boeykens. Initially soloist at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie and with the Orchestre Symphonique de la RTBF, he became solo clarinettist and E flat clarinettist in the Belgian National Orchestra. Winner of the “Tenuto” competition, he has on several occasions played solo with the Belgian Radio and Television Orchestra and Belgium’s National Orchestra. He is Professor of Clarinet at the Académie de Monceau Sur Sambre and a member of the Jean Charlier Trio, and is often invited to join other chamber music ensembles.