In September 2017 Silvia Careddu will take up a prestigious appointment as solo flute of the Wiener Philharmoniker and the Wiener Staatsoper. She is presently based in Vienna, where she has been solo flautist for the Wiener Symphoniker since 2015. In 2016 she also became a founder member of the Alban Berg Ensemble. This flexible chamber group of virtuoso instrumentalists gives a concert series in the chamber-music hall of the Musikverein and is supported by the Alban Berg Foundation.
Silvia Careddu was born in Cagliari. She studied at the Conservatoire de Paris, where she graduated with distinction. She attended masterclasses with renowned flautists such as Aurèle Nicolet, Emmanuel Pahud, Florence Souchard-Delépine, Riccardo Ghiani and Raymond Guiot. She made an auspicious start to her career by winning First Prize and the audience prize at the 2001 Concours de Genève. Following the award, Lorin Maazel invited Silvia to become solo flute for his newly founded Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, based in Parma.
She later joined the Konzerthausorchester Berlin as solo flute and became a member and artistic partner of the Kammerakademie Potsdam. In 2015 the ensemble was awarded the ECHO Klassik prize for best orchestra, in recognition of its cycle of Schubert’s symphonies recorded for Sony Classical. She has also been a guest principal flautist with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
Silvia Careddu teaches at the Hochschule für Musik ‘Hanns Eisler’ in Berlin. She regularly gives flute master classes for solo, chamber music and orchestra repertoire in Europe and South Korea. She has served as a juror for the Concours de Genève, the Nicolet International Flute Competition in Zürich, the Premio Claudio Abbado, the Concours International de Flûte Maxence Larrieu in Nice and the Crusell International Flute Competition in Uusikaupunki, Finland.