Silvia Careddu made an auspicious start to her career by winning unanimously the First Prize and the Audience prize at the 56. Concours International de Musique de Genève. Following the award, Lorin Maazel invited Silvia to become solo flute for his newly founded Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini. She later joined the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Wiener Symphoniker and the Wiener Philharmoniker-Wiener Staatsoper. Silvia has been guest principal flautist as well with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Budapest Festival Orchestra. Since 2012 Silvia is artistic partner of the Kammerakademie Potsdam, winner of the Opus Preis 2015 for the Best German Orchestra. She is a member of the Alban Berg Ensemble Wien. This flexible chamber group of virtuoso instrumentalists gives a concert series in the Brahms-Saal of the Musikverein Wien and records for the Deutsche Grammophon. Silvia is regularly invited to important festivals as a soloist and as a chamber music partner (Schleswig Holstein, Festival des Arcs, Bürgenstock Festival, Australian National Academy for Music, Festival de Pollenca, Festival de Salon, Musiktage Mondsee, Riva del Garda, Hitzacker Festival, Flautissimo, Fukuoka Japan Convention, NFA American Flute Convention, AFE Spanish Flute Convention, Festival de Colmar, Styriarte). Silvia Careddu is Professor at the Conservatoire et Académie Supérieure de Musique de Strasbourg-HEAR, teaches at the Hochschule für Musik ‘Hanns Eisler’ in Berlin at the Barenboim-Said Akademie Berlin and at the Scuola Musicale di Fiesole (Italy). She gives masterclasses in Europe and Asia and has served as juror for the Concours de Genève, the A. Nicolet Competition, the Premio Claudio Abbado, the Concours M. Larrieu, the Crussell International Competition and the Prague Spring International Music competition. Silvia Careddu was born in Cagliari (Italy). She studied at the Conservatoire de Musique et de Danse de Paris, where she graduated with distinction. She owes important influences and artistic impulses to A. Nicolet, E. Pahud, R. Ghiani, R. Guiot, F. Souchard and P.-Y. Artaud. With Emmanuel Pahud and Trevor Pinnock she has recorded Trio Sonatas by J. S. Bach.