Clarinet & Saxophone Tutor
“I have found [Roberto] to be a very serious artist. As a performer, he is in command technically, displaying exceptional ease in the execution of the most difficult passages. His sound is full, well centred and expressive. As a scholar, he shows great interest in the history of the clarinet, its literature and its contemporary developments.” (Anita Garriot, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino)
Roberto first studied the clarinet with Dario Goracci at the Mabellini School of Music, Pistoia. After 1986 he studied in Rome with Vincenzo Mariozzi and graduated at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in 1989. Following that he studied with Jack Brymer in London.
“He has very considerable talent, a pleasant personality….I think he will have a most successful future, and I hope to hear of his activities in several spheres of musical activity.” (Jack Brymer)
Roberto has been awarded Diploma of Merit at the Accademia Chigiana, Siena, where he studied Chamber Music with Hansjorg Schellenberger. Most prestigious among his awards are the First Prize at the National Competition ‘Città di Camaiore’, Lucca, in 1995; the Second Prize at the National Competition ‘Amici della Musica’ , Pistoia, in 1990; Third Prize at the International Competition ‘Città di Moncalieri’, Turin, in 1991. He has appeared with many orchestras in Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom and performed as a soloist in Italy, Japan, Malta and the U.K. Roberto has also appeared in a number of important festivals like: Musicaitalia, Edinburgh; Guiting Festival, Cheltenham; Three Choirs Festival, Gloucester; Estate Fiesolana, Florence; Victoria International, and Malta; Mino-Shirakawa, Gifu. He has recorded programmes for NHK and NTV in Japan.
In 1987 Roberto co-founded the Ensemble Marino Marini, a music group based in Pistoia, to promote concerts featuring Twentieth Century and new music. The Ensemble is supported by Pistoia City Council. Most recently the ensemble premiered a new work based on an original Igor Stravinsky’s tune which was written on the back of postcard sent to Marini by the composer himself. Tours and master class have taken him to France, Germany, United Kingdom, United States, Malta and Japan.
Roberto Meoni’s new recording of chamber works by Mozart, Beethoven and Thuille were released on Salterio Music label and in its first month was ‘CD of the month’, on Tower Records Magazine, Japan and has since featured on the airwaves.