Brisbane-born clarinettist Dario Scalabrini is a passionate young musician who is quickly establishing himself in the Australian classical music scene. He has performed with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Opera Queensland, Ensemble Q, Southern Cross Soloists and Brisbane Music Festival.
Dario graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University with distinction under the tutelage of A/Prof Paul Dean. During his studies, Dario was the recipient of the Brisbane Club Award’s Jim Massie Memorial Prize and the Rotary Club of Brisbane Encouragement Award. In 2021, Dario received a scholarship to study with Francesco Celata (Assoc. Principal Clarinet, Sydney Symphony Orchestra).
As a Young Artist with the Southern Cross Soloists and Brisbane Music Festival, Dario performed at Queensland’s leading concert venues including the Queensland Performing Arts Centre and the Judith Wright Centre.
In 2022, Dario commenced studies at the Australian National Academy of Music with MSO Principal Clarinet, David Thomas.
When he’s not practising the clarinet, Dario loves making pizza, drinking specialty coffee, and supporting his team, West Ham United.
FROM: Brisbane, QLD. Lands of the Jagera/Turrbal peoples.
Dario’s training at ANAM is supported by ANAM Syndicate donors Olga Abrahams, Jenny Tatchell, Jan Williams, Barry and Joan Miskin, Michael Kent and Cristina Cappa Legora, Elizabeth and Jacob Okno, Igor Zambelli, Ian Hogarth and Peter Larsen
Photo credit Pia Johnson