Originally from Sicily (Italy), Andrea Fallico is currently principal clarinet with the Orchestre National de Montpellier.
At the age of 20, he won the First Grand Prize at the Buffet Crampon Debussy Competition in Paris, the Sacem Prize for the best performance of the contemporary piece, Sur la neige, by Philippe Hersant, and the Cyrille Mercadier Student Prize. He also won First Prize at the 24th Thomas Kuti International Clarinet Competition in Augsburg and at the International Competition “Città di Carlino“.
He is the winner of the 4th International Competition of Ghent.
After winning the “Salzburg Grand Prize Virtuoso” award at the International Music Competition, he performed in the prestigious Mozarteum Wiener Saal, and then, after winning the Golden Classical Music Awards, he played at Carnegie Hall in New York.
He studied for several years with Calogero Palermo (principal clarinet of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam). He graduated with a Master’s in Orchestra and Solo Clarinet at the Haute École de Musique of Geneva studying under Romain Guyot.
He has participated in numerous master classes with Olivier Patey, Wenzel Fuchs, Patrick Messina and Paul Meyer.
He has been invited as solo clarinet by the Orchestre National de France, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestre National d’Auvergne, The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège, and on other occasions, the Opéra National de Paris, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, under the baton of conductors such as Charles Dutoit, Philippe Jordan, Hannu Lintu, François-Xavier Roth.
As a soloist he has performed with the Brussels Philharmonic and the Orchestre National de Montpellier. Recently he has performed at the Radio France Festival and at the “Svetlanov – Universe” Festival at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow.
Andrea Fallico plays Buffet Crampon RC Prestige clarinets.