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Danilo Mezzadri - Flautes

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Based in the United States since 1995, Danilo is Professor of Flute at the University of Southern Mississippi and first flutist at the Gulf Coast and North Mississippi Symphony Orchestras. Danilo is also a professor at the Blue Lake International Fine Arts Camp (USA) and the International Flute Workshop (Italy).


Danilo Mezzadri's performances have garnered comments such as: "brought wonderful, impressionistic colors into the Jacques Ibert concert" (Detroit News), "filled the auditorium with clear, lyrical sound in a lovely concert" (Jackson Citizen Patriot) and "it's a of the great names of Brazilian music” (Gazeta do Povo).


His professional recordings have been critically acclaimed. Brazilian Soundscapes is “music of the highest order, which deserves and should be embraced by a global audience” (The America Record Guide) and “a highly recommended collection of contemporary Brazilian music of the highest difficulty and virtuosity” (The Flutist Quarterly). Epigrams is a CD of “wonderful quality” and Danilo has “a golden sound and captivating musicianship” (Fanfarre Magazine). Danilo has a “lovely sound and an enviable technique” (British Flute Society). On his most recent CD, titled Romantic Transcriptions, Danilo is praised for his “great variety of colors, dynamics and emotions” (The Flutist Quarterly).



Winner of international competitions, Danilo has been presenting several concerts and recitals throughout the Americas and Europe. In 2020, together with pianist Michael Bunchman, he made the North American premiere of Armando Guidoni's “Magical Concerto”. In 2022, Danilo Mezzadri gave a series of recitals in Italy, USA, Colombia and Brazil. He is currently coordinating the international commission of a new concerto for flute by Spanish composer Jose Ignacio Blesa Lull.


Danilo Mezzadri is the creator of the Spider Log interlaced practice system. Through this creative learning system, Danilo has been helping young musicians to rapidly develop repertoire and technical mastery. He graduated in Music from the Escola de Música e Belas Artes do Paraná, obtaining first place in his class, and obtained his master's and doctorate degrees from Michigan State University.

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