About this project
Winner of the Principal Clarinet position at the Teatro Carlo Felice Orchestra in Genoa in 2002, Valeria Serangeli completed her musical studies at the Respighi Conservatory in Latina and at the Paganini Conservatory in Genoa. Afterward, she attended the Perosi Academy in Biella with Antony Pay and the Teatro alla Scala Academy with Denis Zanchetta, specializing in Eb clarinet.
She was the winner of several competitions and scholarships (Leonardo Savina, Caserta; Vito Di Lena, Segni; Colleferro; Fondazione Bruno Frei, Ochsenhausen). She has had the opportunity to collaborate with renowned orchestras, both as principal and as Eb clarinet, including the Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Filarmonica della Scala, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Orchestra Sinfonica dell’Emilia Romagna Arturo Toscanini, and Lorin Maazel’s Filarmonica Toscanini. Furthermore, she worked with some of the most prestigious conductors: Lorin Maazel, Kurt Masur, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Gary Bertini, Riccardo Muti, Fabio Luisi, Daniel Oren, Kirill Petrenko, Wayne Marshall, Eliahu Inbal, Kent Nagano, Hartmut Haenchen, Diego Fasolis, Andrea Battistoni and Michele Mariotti.
She was invited by Maestro Daniel Oren to collaborate with the Orchestra of the Teatro Giuseppe Verdi in Salerno, with whom she appeared at the Christmas Concert 2011 at the Senate of the Italian Republic.
As a soloist, she appeared at the Teatro Comunale in Vicenza and the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, conducted by Giampaolo Bisanti, to perform Aaron Copland’s Clarinet Concerto.
She has held masterclasses at the APM School of Saluzzo, the Civica Scuola delle Arti in Rome, the Federico Cesi Festival and the Conservatories of Vicenza, Pesaro and Taranto. In 2017, she was professor of clarinet and Eb clarinet at the Conservatorio di musica Vecchi-Tonelli in Modena, together with Corrado Giuffredi and Fabrizio Meloni.
In July 2017, she was invited to play in Teheran and at the Ravenna Festival for the project “Le vie dell’amicizia” under the conduction of Riccardo Muti.
In 2019, she joined the Europe Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Ezio Bosso, establishing with him a human and artistic partnership that lasted until the sudden death of the young and charismatic Maestro. With him, she appears in the second TV show “Che storia è la musica” on Italian TV RAI TRE.
On September 13, 2022, her first music video, entitled “Calin de Nuage” was released on YouTube and social networks, in which she performs, together with pianist Elisa Tomellini, the only short original piece for clarinet and piano currently known, composed by Ezio Bosso. The short film, written and directed by Antonio Fraioli and Luca Lardieri and self-produced by the artist in collaboration with her sponsors, is a tribute to Bosso on the fifty-first anniversary of his birth.
Among recordings, she appears in the CD “Clarinet Compositions” by Antonio Fraioli with the piece “Suggestioni” for clarinet and string quartet, dedicated to her, and in the jazz CD “Russian Crossover Project”, recorded by the homonymous group. She also took part in the video production “Corrado Giuffredi Duets”, in which she recorded the world premiere of Michele Mangani’s Sonata for two clarinets. Also by Mangani, she performed the world premiere of the Sonata for clarinet and piano at the VI European Clarinet Festival in Camerino in 2016.
She has been a guest at the Clarinet Fest 2013 in Assisi and 2015 in Madrid, at the Clarinitaly 2017, 2021, and 2022, and she’s an endorser for the brands of accessories and musical instruments Ripa Music, Pomarico Mouthpieces, Zac Ligatures, and Legére Reeds.