Nicola Bulfone was born in Hässleholm (Sweden) in 1963. He studied clarinet at the Udine Conservatory and continued his music studies at the Stuttgart Hochschule für Musik under Ulf Rodenhäuser obtaining an advanced diploma. Among other awards, he won first prize at the international music competition in Stresa. He also attended masterclasses held by Karl Leister, Antony Pay and Giuseppe Garbarino. He has played in the orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan and other leading Italian orchestras, and has participated in various music festivals and concert seasons with distinguished chamber music ensembles. As a soloist he has appeared with the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México, the Orquestra do Norte (Portugal), the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bjalistok Philharmonia (Poland), the Rijeka Chamber Orchestra, the Vogtland Philharmonie, the Krasnoyarsk Symphony Orchestra (Russia), and the Minsk Orchestra. He has recorded for SWR, RAI, ORF, BR and many renowned composers have written solo pieces for him. He has taught in international masterclasses in Italy, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Russia and China, and has been a member of the jury at the Jeunesses Musicales International Clarinet Competition in Belgrade and at the Saverio Mercadante International Clarinet Competition. He is clarinet professor at the Udine Conservatory and plays Herbert Wurlitzer Reform Boehm Clarinets.