The flautist Mario Carbotta studied under the guidance of M. Saletti, E. Egaddi and M. Ancillotti at the Conservatory of Piacenza and at the specialization courses of the Fiesole Music School.
After winning several prizes, among which the 12th edition of thePalmi “F. Cilea” Competition, when still very young he began his career, first as a member of the Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana, and then as an international concert performer, appearing at the most renowned international venues, such as Vienna’s Musikverein, Prague’s Rudolfinum, Zurich’s Tonhalle, Cairo’s Opera Theatre, Bulgaria Hall of Sofia’s, the Glenn Gould Hall of Toronto’s CBC, the Seoul Arts Center; and moreover in New York, Montreal, Tokyo, London, Beijing, Geneva, Sao Paolo, Istanbul, Bucharest, Tehran, and at the festivals of Santander, Perelada, Ljubliana, Vlaanderen, Varajdin and Zagreb.
He has interpreted most of the solo repertoire with over 77 symphony and chamber orchestras, among them the European Union Chamber Orchestra, Tonkunstler Niederösterreich Wien, Israel Sinfonietta, Cairo Symphony Orchestra, Slovak Sinfonietta, Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra, State Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, Archi dell’orchestra della Scala di Milano.
He has performed in Italy whit the symphony orchestras of Milan, Bari, Parma, Sanremo, Palermo, L’Aquila and Ancona; in Germany with the orchestras of Mainz, Mannheim, Frankfurt (Deutsches Kammerorchester), Oldenburg, Sondershausen and Konstanz; in Poland with the philharmonic orchestras of Bydgoszcz, Kraków, Rszezow, Szezcin and Katowice; in the Czech Republic with the philharmonic orchestras of Ceske Budejovice, Teplice and Zlin; and collaborated with renowned musicians such as Stefan Asbury, Philippe Bernold, Enrico Dindo, Diego Fasolis, Angelo Persichilli, Jan Talich and Jonathan Webb.
He has revised unpublished works and critically edited flute and symphonic works by Fioroni, Nardini, Lichtenthal, Mercadante and Rolla, for publishers such as Suvini Zerboni, Carisch, Rugginenti and Bèrben.
His discography – which to date consists of 21 CDs for the labels Dynamic, Tactus, Brilliant and Nuova Era, all praised by the international specialized press – is noteworthy for the première recordings of concertos and chamber works by G. B. Viotti, A. Rolla, S. Mercadante, M. Pilati, N. Rota, L. Cortese, F. Devienne, C. Furstenau and G. Briccialdi.
Carbotta has also appeared as a conductor, leading the “Civica Orchestra di Fiati di Milano”, the Sanremo Symphony Orchestra, the “Orchestra Sinfonica Metropolitana di Bari”, the “Orchestra Regionale dell’Emilia-Romagna A. Toscanini” and the “Státny Komorný Orchester Zilina” (Slovakia).
He has a marked predilection for chamber music, with a repertoire that ranges from the 1700’s to contemporary works, and many pieces have been dedicated to him. He has worked with prestigious artists and ensembles: Brazil’s Camerata San Paolo; Quartetto di Cremona; the violinists Marco Bianchi (Giardino Armonico), Luigi Alberto Bianchi and Mario Hossen; the harpist Cristina Bianchi; the pianists Roberto Cognazzo and Carlo Balzaretti; and Lugano’s RTSI Choir.
Mario Carbotta is a teacher of Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali “Luigi Boccherini” in Lucca and the summer courses of Music Academy Orpheus Wien.