Valeria Curti, Bassoon
Valeria Curti has been associate principal bassoonist at the Musikkollegium Winterthur
since the 2018/19 season, is a founder member of the Trio Lusinea ensemble and
studies in the class of Prof. Sergio Azzolini, in Basel.
Valeria Curti began her musical education in 2004 at the Musikschule Brugg, where she
was first taught bassoon by Patrik Lüscher. At the age of fourteen she was accepted as a
young student at the Zurich University of the Arts with Prof. Matthias Racz. After
completing her Bachelor's degree with distinction, she continued her studies at the
Mozarteum University in Salzburg in the class of Prof. Marco Postinghel, where she
obtained the title "Master of Arts" in June 2019 with the highest grade. Valeria
Curti received further impulses that shaped her musical personality today from bassoonist
Prof. Daniele Galaverna.
As an orchestral musician, Valeria Curti is regularly active in Switzerland and abroad,
which has already taken her to renowned festivals such as the Salzburger Festspiele and
the Lucerne Festival. She was a member of the Schleswig-Holstein Orchestra Academy
(2014/15), the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester (2018) and played as a project member of
the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, the Orchestra
della Svizzera Italiana and as principal bassoonist in the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in
London, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the City of
Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
Valeria Curti also devotes her time and exercises a great commitment to chamber music.
Chamber music concerts have taken her to Japan, France, Italy and Austria. She currently
performs regularly with the Trio Lusinea, in the extraordinary formation of flute, bassoon
Valeria Curtis' solo successes include winning the first prize and the special prize for the
best interpretation of a piece at the IDRS Young Artist Competition 2015 in Tokyo. Valeria
was a scholarship recipient of the Ruth and Ernst Burkhalter Foundation, the Friedl Wald
Foundation (2013) and she won the study prize of the Migros Kulturprozent (2017)