Sergio Pallottelli, flute
Sergio Pallottelli captivates and dazzles audiences worldwide. As a soloist and avid chamber musician, he has performed in halls of Europe, Australia, US and South America. Constantly in search of a new composition or a new piece to adapt for the flute, he offers elegant and passionate programming. Pallottelli is equally at home playing and teaching music from the Baroque to our time, as well as music of Latin America. Having toured Central America and South America for over ten years, he has developed a deep passion for the music of Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela. Performing music of our time plays an important role in Pallottelli’s career as it is a living continuation of history and musical development; he frequently collaborates with composers to increase the repertoire for the flute and has premiered several new works for the instrument. This always opens new windows of knowledge, brings great freshness to his playing and broadens his musical horizon. Pallottelli holds performance degrees from the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory of Music in Milan, Italy, University of Utah and Yale School of Music. He spent several summers working intensely with French flute legend Maxence Larrieu, who taught with great discipline, style and verve, to make a significant impression on Pallottelli’s playing and musicianship. Pallottelli plays on an all wood flute made by Powell Flutes of Boston with a Cocus wood head joint made by Tobias Mancke of Germany.
The goal in my teaching is to search for every single student’s individuality. Through teaching and inspiring them I try to make them discover their personalities in a musical sense. I feel it is important to send young musicians out into the world with a great knowledge not only of the specifics of their instrument and of performance practice matters, but also of how to be a successful musician in the music world. Through dialogue, research, listening and structuring their regime as a musician during their formative years, I try to establish a solid teacher-student relationship with them so they can become great voices of music in the future. Positive attitude is at the base of my temperament as a teacher; I always treat each student as an individual, without comparing him or her to any others. They are all individuals with their own strengths and weaknesses. I try to guide them into understanding that they can overcome anything and make the best out of what they initially thought were shortcomings. Lastly and most importantly, I try to transmit to them my love for music, and the reasons we all choose to be artists. I encourage listening to, attending, and discussing musical performances of every kind as it all adds to the kind of person and musician they will be. Some will be performers, some teachers, and some will do both, and the future and development of our art depends on all these factors. Lastly, the connection between our heart, our humanity and our art, are vital to ensuring excellence in our lives. We will be kinder artists, kinder spirits and will build stronger ties with our colleagues, our students and our peers.