Brisbane-born and raised clarinettist Dario Scalabrini is an energetic young musician who is quickly establishing himself on stage in recital, chamber and orchestral settings. He has performed with many eminent Australian arts groups including Opera Queensland, the Queensland Pops Orchestra, Ensemble Q, Southern Cross Soloists and Brisbane Music Festival.
Dario graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University as the 2019 recipient of the Brisbane Club Award’s Jim Massie Memorial Prize. During his time at the Conservatorium, Dario completed a Bachelor of Music in Performance (Distinction) with renowned clarinettist Paul Dean. After graduating Dario took up young artist positions with the Southern Cross Soloists and Brisbane Music Festival, including performances at QPAC, Judith Wright Centre and via livestream. In 2021 Dario took up a scholarship to study at the Sydney Conservatorium with clarinettist Francesco Celata (SSO) and in 2022 Dario is excited to commence training at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) under the tutelage of MSO’s Principal Clarinettist, David Thomas.
As an emerging artist, Dario has been invited to perform in masterclasses with esteemed international clarinettists such as Sabine Meyer, Andrew Marriner and Julian Bliss.
Aside from music, Dario has a strong passion for Italian cuisine and is an avid West Ham United fan.
Financial assistance supported by ANAM Syndicate donors - Igor and Jenny Zambelli, Olga Abrahams, Jenny Tatchell, Jan Williams, Barry and Joan Miskin, Michael Kent and Cristina Cappa Legora, Elizabeth and Jacob Okno
Photo credit Pia Johnson