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
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
“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
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
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.