The Principal Clarinet of the Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale of Santa Cecilia since 2003, Alessandro Carbonare has lived in Paris, where he was First Clarinet soloist in the Orchestre National de France for 15 years. He has held the same position in the Berliner Philharmoniker, the New York Philharmonic and the Chicago Symphony. He has been invited to the most important conservatories including the Royal College of London, the Juilliard School in New York, the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique in Paris and the School of Arts in Tokyo. At the personal invitation of Claudio Abbado, he accepted the role of first clarinet in the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and in the Mozart Orchestra, with which he recorded the Concerto K622, winning a Grammy Award in 2013. He has recorded much of the clarinet repertoire for Harmonia Mundi and JVC Victor, commissioning new music composed for his instrument. He has been teaching at the Accademia Chigiana since 2011.