Coming from a town settled in the foothills of the Alps, it was quite the change of scenery for Federico Dalprà when he moved from Bergamo (Italy) to study flute at the Rotterdam conservatory. Besides playing the flute, Federico has a penchant for sports. Last Summer he even cycled to Paris!

Watch Federico play Debussy’s Syrinx in his Session video as well.

Get-To-Know: Federico Dalprà
Instrument: Flute

Federico Dalprà
Born in 1991 in Seriate, Italy, Federico made his first steps in music at the age of 5. He graduated in Flute at the Gaetano Donizetti Institute of Music of Bergamo at the age of 19 and the year after he was admitted to study at Codarts, Conservatory of Rotterdam - The Netherlands. There he studied with flute players Juliette Hurel, Herman van Kogelenberg, Julie Moulin and piccolo player Wim Steinmann. In 2013 Federico won the audition to become academist for the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, and since then he regularly performs with them as flute 1st, 2nd and piccolo player. In 2015 he won the audition to become member of NJO - National Youth Orchestra of The Netherlands, and from 2016 he is the principal flute player of the orchestra. In August 2016 he graduated at Codarts and and in 2017 he was admitted to study at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin; there he is currently attending a Master in Flute the class of professor Benoit Fromanger. Federico is a very enthusiastic chamber music player and he performs regularly with the Rotterdam Chamber Music Society as flute and piccolo player, the Duo Fauré with pianist Amelia Santoso, the chamber orchestra Camerata Rotterdam and the Italian woodwind quintet “Indaco”. He also strongly believes in performing and encouraging the composition of new classical music. In 2012 he was one of founders of the AKOM Ensemble, Rotterdam’s premier new music ensemble, and since then he performs for AKOM as as first flute and piccolo player.