Chiara Chiucchini

Chiara was born in a small town near Milan in 1982. She began her musical studies on saxophone at the age of 12 in a local music school under the direction of Claudio Carrara. In 2005, she graduated from the Conservatory of Music in Ferrara with a degree in saxophone. From there, she moved on to the Conservatory of Music in Milan where, under Mario Marzi, she received her second-level degree in saxophone with high marks. In 2011 she received her degree in flute performance at the same Conservatory, under the direction of Silvia Vergamini.
As a saxophone performer, Chiara is very involved in chamber music with the Elise Hall Saxophone Quartet and the Szabadhan Trio, however she has also worked with larger groups including wind ensembles, big bands, and orchestras such as I Pomeriggi Musicali. She has also received scholarships as well as multiple awards in national and international music competitions, both as a soloist and with ensembles.
As a flautist, Chiara joined the Esagramma Orchestra in 2006, with which she has performed concerts in many important Italian theaters and music halls. In addition to her performance work, she is also a music therapist with the same organization and also teaches saxophone and flute in many local schools.
Having been a lover of singing since she was a child, Chiara studies with Ester Piazza and has attended a number of courses with Colin Baldy and the Swingle Singers. She has been a member of the Ricercar Cantando Choir, which received third prize at the “Franchino Gaffurio” International Choral Competition in 2009. She also participates in their female vocal quintet.
From 2007 through 2009, she worked with the Suoni Antichi Quartet which revises secular and sacred music of the Renaissance. During this time, they recorded their cd, “Nocturne”, and performed throughout the north of Italy.
In 2011, Chiara played the leading role in the musical “Zaad van Satan” written by the Belgian composer, Bert Appertmont.