BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1985 Castelfranco Veneto, Damiano graduated in cello with highest marks under the guidance of Pietro Serafin and in chamber music with Filippo Faes e Domenico Nordio at the Conservatory of the same city. He later graduated “mit Auszeichnung” at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg with Enrico Bronzi. He studied with Meunier, Ormezowsky, Meneses, de Saram; at the Academy Walter Stauffer in Cremona with Maestro Rocco Filippini and Mario Brunello to the yearly Master Class in Castelfranco Veneto. In 2006 he won the National Competition “Società Umanitaria” in Milan, in 2007 the first prize at the sixth edition of the ” La fabbrica delle note” and the first prize at the National String Festival of Vittorio Veneto. In 2008 he won first prize at the Intenational Chamber Music Competition Award City of Padova. At the sixth edition of the International Chamber Music Competition Silvio Omizzolo in 2008 he won the prize for the best performance of the Omizzolo’s Sonata. In 2010 he won the third prize at the Enrico Mainardi Competition in Salzburg. Damiano Scarpa has performed in recitals in some of the most prestigious Italian Festivals such as the Festival internazionale di Alghero, the Chamber music Festival of the Concorso internazionale città di Brescia, Janigro cello festival, Portogruaro, Festival internazionale Dino Ciani in Cortina, Festival internazionale Valentiniano di Orvieto and many others. In 2010, at the age of twenty-five he won the position of first cello at the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg where he played until 2012.
In this same year he was offered a contract for the 2012/13 season with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra one of the most important orchestras worldwide. As principal cellist Damiano Scarpa regularly collaborates with the Hessischen Rundfunk (Frankfurt Radio Symphony), the Orchestra of the “Teatro la Fenice”, Arena di Verona, Teatro San Carlo in Naples and the Orchestra of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.
Damiano Scarpa was invited to be part of the jury of the IX International Cello Competition Antonio Janigro in Poreč (Croatia) in 2012. He held a professorship at the yearly Masterclasses at the Fondazione Santa Cecilia in Portogruaro and since 2015 he is Enrico Bronzi assistant professor at the Masterclasses of the International music Festival in Portogruaro (Venice) and in Neuberg (Austria). Damiano Scarpa plays a cello by Vincenzo Postiglione, built in Naples in 1905.

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