Monica Finco, born in Venice, Italy, began her studies in flute at the Benedetto Marcello Conservatory in Venice with Pasquale Rispoli at the age of ten and continued with Guido Novello. After graduating from the conservatory, she completed her studies with R. Greiss (Germany) and A. Marion (France).
In 1981 she met the great Swiss flutist and teacher Conrad Klemm, who remained her guide in technique and style for many years. At this time she was also studying the Alexander Technique. Gifted with a precocious talent for interpretation, she began her concert career as early as 17, and since then has performed as a soloist and in various types of chamber ensembles, with a repertoire which ranges from the baroque to the modern period. She has performed in numerous concerts at prestigious musical institutions such as Gioventù Musicale d’italia, A.gi.mus, Istituzione Universitaria dei Concerti and Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, the Alessandro Scarlatti Society in Naples, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Teatro Verdi in Trieste, Trieste Chamber Music and in festivals such as: Settembre Musica in Turin, Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, concerts at the Auditorium Giuseppe Verdi in Milan, Festival Internazionale Vivaldi, Festival Galuppi and the Biennale in Venice, concerts at the Teatro Luciano Pavarotti in Modena, Estate Musicale Fiesolana in Fiesole-Florence, Festival Santo Stefano in Bologna, Festival LeAltreNote, Festival dei Colli, Piceno Classica.
She has also appeared on special radio broadcasts on RAI Venice, Trieste, Milan, Rome and Turin.
In France she has performed at the Teatro Municipal in Bordeaux, Brittany and Normandy, and was a guest at the Festival of Lille for a performance in association with the selection of the city as the European Capital of Culture. In Austria she has performed at the Salzburg Festival (Great Hall of the Mozarteum) and in Germany at the Guldener Autumn Festival of Early Music in Thuringen. Among international activities, it is worth mentioning the presence at Nice Conservatory (France) as a member of jury for the final examinations of bachelor and the invitation from Aveiro University in Portugal as lecturer and performer at Meeting: Research “Hands on” Flute. She has played in the Teatro La Fenice Orchestra in Venice, the Filarmonia Regionale Veneta (Regional Philhamonic of Veneto), Piccola Symphonia veneziana, Symphonia di Venezia, Accademia di San Giorgio and the Sanremo Sinfonica.
Active in the area of contemporary music, she has performed premiers, including works by A. Hacker, M.G. Zen, F. Resch, M. Lasagna, P. Pessina, M.Tortona, A. Cavicchi, L.Schiavo, A.Boschian, V.Sorrentino. Numerous interviews broadcast on radio, TV, in music magazines and national newspapers. For more than thirty years she has devoted herself to teaching, first at the Conservatories in Trieste and Vicenza; since 2004 she has been professor of higher level courses for flute and piccolo at the Benedetto Marcello Conservatory in Venice.
Since 1994 she has been giving regular master classes and advanced courses. She has often been a member of juries for national and international competitions. Since 2010 this includes the International Music Competition Agimus-City of Padua Prize, in which partecipate musicians from more than thirty countries who specialize in different instruments and chamber music. Her artistic profile is including in the first app ALL ABOUT FLUTE (USA) completely devoted to flute world, close to the most famous flutists of the history. Monica Finco is Flauti Briccialdi Italia Artist and italian Testimonial of LefreQue sound-bridge.