Orlando Domenico

Marigaux Oboe 901

Orlando Domenico

Domenico Orlando, first oboist of the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, was born in Salerno on August 11th, 1979.

He began studying piano at the age of 6, when he discovered a true passion for music. After a few years, he decided to dedicate himself entirely to the oboe and, already at the age of 17, he graduated the Conservatory of Music in Salerno, with honours and with the maximum of votes, under the guidance of Maestro Alfonso Smaldone.

He continued his oboe studies with Luca Vignali in Rome and with Maurice Bourgue in Geneva, where he received, among others, the Diplôme de soliste avec distinction. In parallel to his studies, he participated in several prestigious national and international competitions, for example the Concorso Nazionale G. Tomassini di Petritoli, in which, in 1997, he won the 2ndPrize (1st Prize was not assigned) as well as the Special Jury Prize. In October 2003, he won the 3rd Prize at the 7th Tokyo International Oboe Competition.

He started working with several orchestras even before finishing his studies, playing as first oboe in the Santa Cecilia Youth Orchestra in Rome, under Maestro Myung-Whun Chung, at the age of 18. Few years later, he became principal oboe in the San Gallen Symphony Orchestra, in Switzerland.

In January 2000 he started to collaborate with Bayerischerrundfunk Orchestra, under Maestro Lorin Maazel. In 2001, he won the position of principal oboe at the Teatro Regio di Torino, where he remained until 2009.

As principal oboe, he has often been invited to collaborate with several orchestras, such as Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Santa Cecilia in Rome, Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Orchestra Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, Parma, Orchestra da Camera del Maestro Salvatore Accardo, etc.

This activity allows him to play regularly with important conductors, such as Lorin Maazel, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, Mstislav Rostropovich, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Myung-Whun Chung, Antonio Pappano, Daniel Harding, Kent Nagano, Salvatore Accardo, Daniel Oren, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Herbert Blomstedt,Roger Norrington,etc…..

In 2009, he won the position of Solo Oboe in the Gewandhausorchester in Leipzig, where he is currently playing, under Maestro Riccardo Chailly.