Music Teaching Staff - Flute
School of Arts
Luca Manghi was born in Parma, Italy the same city where he won first prize with all jury honours from the Arrigo Boito National Music Conservatory in 1991.
Three years later he was awarded the highest distinction by the Biella International Superior Music Academy "L.Perosi" for his work with Peter Lukas Graf. Luca attended flute master classes led by Sir James Galway, Roberto Fabiano, Maxence Larrieu, studied in Rome with Sir William Bennett and in Paris with Jean Ferrandis for five years until 2000. While in Paris he was often involved with chamber music groups, orchestras and theatre. He also taught music at Conservatoire de Levallois.
Winner of several soloist international competitions he collaborated as principal flautist for Orchestra Filarmonica di Parma (1991 to 96), Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana (1992 to 98), Orchestre Symphonique Français (1996 and 97), Orchestra da camera di Mantova (from 2002), Nova Amadeus and Mozart Sinfonietta Orchestras (both from 2003). Having toured many countries with these orchestras, Luca is also very active in chamber groups.
He is now freelancing in New Zealand where he is regularly invited to play as principal flute with the Christchurch Symphony, the Southern Sinfonia and, to play flute and piccolo, with the Auckland Philarmonia Orchestra and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.
Since 2008 he has taught flute and chamber music at Auckland University, and from 2009 at Otago University and Waikato University.
He has also been involved with New Zealand Opera for the past three years as an Italian tutor, and as Italian coach for Lucia di Lammermoor and Turandot.
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