Luigi Magistrelli


Luigi Magistrelli was born in S.Stefano Ticino, near Milan, Italy.

He studied clarinet at the Conservatory of Milan with Prof. Primo Borali and attended some master classes with D. Kloecker, K.Leister and Giuseppe Garbarino.


He has performed as soloist with the Orchestras of ”Pomeriggi musicali”,”Angelicum”, “Teatro Litta”, “Radio of Milan”,”Cittŕ di Magenta”, “Vivaldi Val Camonica”, ”Legnano Symphony Orchestra”, “Grande Orchestra Romantica” of Milan , “Beijing wind band “.


He has also performed with many chamber groups (from duo with piano to large ensembles also of contemporary music). He played for one year as principal clarinet with Sanremo Symphony Orchestra and as extra player with the orchestras of Pomeriggi Musicali, Angelicum,

 “Cantelli”, Radio Orchestras of Milan and Turin, “Orchester der Jahrhunderte” in Germany and Moldova Radio Sympohony and many others.He has participated in some tournčes with the International Orchestra of Italy. Currently he is serving as a principal clarinet the Milano Classica Chamber Orchestra . He has won some prizes at the Competitions of Genoa and Stresa.


He has performed in the principal cities of Italy and also in Swizerland, Malta, Austria, Belgium, ex Jugoslavia,Czech Republic, France, Spain, Africa (National Theatre of Nairobi), India, Germany, Finland, Israel ,Canada, Mexico, U.S.A, South Korea, Russia and in duo with the pianist Sumiko Hojo in the Czech Republic, China and Japan.


He has recorded 50 CDs of chamber music, with orchestras and also as a soloist for Pongo Classica , Bayer Records , Gallo, Nuova Era, Stradivarius, Urania/Leonardo, Arta Records (on early clarinets) , ASV, Clarinet Classics, Centaur Records, Leonarda, Talent Records, MDG gold, and Orfeo with the well known clarinetist Dieter Kloecker, with the orchestra La Scala Philharmonic conducted by R. Muti for Sony Classical and with Milano Classica Orchestra for Dynamic.

He has recorded also two Mozart CDs for Camerata Tokyo with Prof. Karl Leister, well known solo clarinet player of Berlin Philhamonic for 34 years and two CDs with Dieter Kloecker.


He has recorded for the Italian Radio and BBC of London. He edited unknown clarinet works for “Eufonia”, “Accolade”,”Trio Musik”, “Poco Nota Verlag” and “Musica Rara”. He is the chairman for Italy of the International Clarinet Society and performed in many clarinet congresses around the world. He held master classes and gave lectures in Italy, Austria (Mozarteum Accademy and University of Vienna), Germany, Belgium, China, Israel, South Korea, Czech Republic, Bulgaria,Mexico and USA.

He owns a personal clarinet collection of 240 instruments of any kind.


He is Professor of Clarinet at the Conservatory of Milano.