He obtained diplomas from the most important European music schools (Milan, Geneva, London, Paris and Lugano), with teachers such as Peter-Lukas Graf, Maxence Larrieu, Patrick Gallois and William Bennett. Stefano devotes himself to concertizing both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. He has performed in Europe, Americas and Asia, and has been praised by audiences and critics alike. As a soloist, he collaborated with the chamber orchestras Gli armonici, Stesichoros and the Royal Academy of Music’s Symphonia orchestra of London.
He also played live on Radio RSI with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana of Lugano conducted by Emmanuel Siffert, and on Rai 3 (both radio and television) with the Orchestra Sinfonica “Arturo Toscanini” conducted by Stephen Alltop. In Saint Petersburg he performed Mercadante’s Concerto with the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, conducted by Sergio Monterisi, while in Palermo he played Katchaturian’s Concerto with the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana conducted by Salvatore Percacciolo.
In June 2013 he performed with Francesco Parrino two double concertos with the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic conducted by Fabio Mastrangelo in the Great Philharmonic Hall. As a chamber musician, he is mainly active as a founding member of the Trio Albatros Ensemble and the Quartetto Due più Due, but has also collaborated with distinguished musicians such as Stephen Burns, Patrick Gallois, Peter-Lukas Graf, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Susan Milan and Antony Pay. He combines performing with teaching.
He has given master classes in all of Europe, North and South America, both in the ute and in circular breathing, a technique for which Stefano is an internationally recognised researcher and populariser. Amongst the words spent by many great musicians and ute pedagogues in praise of Stefano’s gifts, Peter-Lukas Graf’s comment is very signi cant: “I have had the opportunity to meet Stefano Parrino. He is a autist with above average technical, interpretative and musical qualities as well as with an interesting personality”. Stefano currently teaches at the Conservatorio “Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina” in Cagliari.