Rocco Parisi (born ’59 in San Pietro a Maida (CZ) Italy) completed his studies in Italy, gaining his diploma in clarinet with the massimum marks at the Conservatorio di Alessandria, and subsequently in Holland, studying at the Rotterdam Conservatorium, where he gained “cum laude” the Getuigschrift diploma in bass clarinet. He has been the winner of various international competition, including T.I.M. Rome the Orpheus Price in Antwerpen, and the Concorso Internazionale di Stresa. For four years Parisi took paert in Giuseppe Gabarino’s masterclasses at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, each year gaining a special grant, and earning at the end of the four-years course the Diploma of Honour. Maestro Garbarino subsequently asked Parisi to become his assistant at the Academy.

Recognised as a talent interpreter of contemporary music and as an innovator of new techniques for the bass clarinet, many original compositions have been dedicated to Parisi, these being performed by him at important Italian festivals, including Chigiana Novità Siena,
Settembre Musica Turin, Biennale of Venice, Nuovi Spazi Musicali Rome, and Spazio Musica Cagliari.

He also gave the world premier of Luciano Berio’s “Sequenza IXc” for bass clarinet.

As a soloist he performed in several foreign countries (Germany,Turkey, Portugal, China, France, Switzerland …) and at prestigious venues: Basklarinetdagen Gent, Strobel Studio Freiburg, Centrum Sztuki Wspolczesnej Warsaw, Music Academy of Kracow, UHR kleinersaal Leipzig, , Lisboa Music Conservatory, Beijing Central Conservatory.

He was invited from I.C.A. (International Clarinet Association) to give a concert and a masterclass in occasion of the world clarinet convention “Clarinetfest 2001” in New Orleans – Louisiana U.S.A. and he was invited for giving a concert in the world convention “Clarinetfest 2002” in Stockholm, Swede and to the “Clarfest 2003” at Salt Lake City Utah
The RAI, BRT, and WDR are just a few of the many radio and television stations to have recorded Rocco Parisi.

He has performed as bass clarinettist with a number of italian orchestras, such as Giovanile Italiana of Fiesole, the “Arturo Toscanini” of Parma, the Orchestra da Camera of Padua, Orchestra Sinfonica “G. Verdi “ of Miland and RAI O.S.N. (Italian Radio Television National Sinphony Orchestra).
Parisi has recorded CDs for labels as Taukay, Stradivarius, DDT, Egea, Nuova Era, Alga Marghen.
He his currently teacher of clarinet at the Conservatorio “A. Vivaldi” of Alessandria.

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