Matteo Costanzi

Oboe, English Horn & Baroque Oboe

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The Oboe, an instrument that speaks.

Music entered my life when I was just 8 years old and I began studying oboe in the music school of my hometown, Spoleto. When I heard for the first time the peculiar sound of the oboe I immediately decided that that instrument was going to be my new voice.

Such a warm and melanconic sound, but at the same time funny and full of energy. It took me some years and lots of hours spent practicing oboe and making reeds, but in the end a managed to obtain that sound that I was aiming to. Thanks to the double reed and oboist has full control over the several colors and shadings that the instrument can produce and this makes the oboe an incredible retorical instrument. An oboe is a wonderful storyteller that doesn’t need words, it transmits stories, emotions and feelings directly to the soul. That is the power of the oboe, moving people’s heart, and that is why I decided to become  professional oboist.

I would like to thank the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds and the Stichting Eigen Muziekinstrument for their support and help in buying my new oboe d’amore Bulgheroni.

When I’m not playing I love to spend time with my family, we like to travel and see new places and wonderful landscapes, I enjoy practicing athletics, in particular pole vaulting, and I also like creating websites.

Besides being a professional musician, I also teach oboe, I am a certified athletic trainer for children and I have knowledge of the html, css and wordpress, tools that I use to create websites.

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Resumé

JOB EXPERIENCES
Orchestra

2017

Radio Filharmonisch Orkest

Remplacant

2017

Koninklijke Militaire Kapel ‘Johan Willem Friso’

1st Oboe

2016 - ongoing

Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra

3rd Oboe and English Horn

Conductor: Peter Santa

2013 - ongoing

Camerata Amsterdam

2nd Oboe and English Horn

Conductor: Jeroen Weierink

2013 - ongoing

HOC Holland Sinfonie Orkest

1st and 2nd Oboe

Conductor: various

2012 - ongoing

Musica Michaelis

1st Oboe

Conductor: various

2014

Mahler Philharmonic Orchestra

1st and 2nd Oboe

Conductor: Wolfgang Scheidt

2011 - 2012

Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht

1st and 2nd Oboe

Conductor: Johannes Leertouwer

2009

ORT Orchestra Regione Toscana

2nd Oboe

Conductor: Gabriele Ferro

2008 - 2009

OGI Italian Youth Orchestra

1st and 2nd Oboe

Conductor: Nicola Paskowski

Guest conductors: Gianandrea Noseda, John Axelrod

Chamber Music

2017 - ongoing

Insomnio

2nd Oboe

Contemporary Music Ensemble

2016

Intercontinental Ensemble

1st Oboe

Nonet

2015 - ongoing

Catchpenny Ensemble

English Horn

Contemporary Music Ensemble

2014 - ongoing

Quatriola Ensemble

Oboe

Wind quartet

2012

Atlas Academy

English Horn

Contemporary Music Ensemble

EDUCATION

2015 - ongoing

Student Baroque Oboe

Koninklijk Conservatorium, Den Haag

Teacher: Frank de Bruine

2010 - 2012

Master in Oboe Performance

Specialization in orchestra and chamber music

Utrechts Conservatorium, Utrecht

Teacher: Ernest Rombout

2008 - 2010

Specialization Course in Oboe Performance

Scuola di musica di Fiesole, Firenze

Teacher: Thomas Indermuhle

2008

Bachelor in Oboe

Conservatorio ”Briccialdi”, Terni

Teacher: Andrea Mion

2002 - 2007

Atheneum

Liceo Scientifico ”A.Volta”, Spoleto

Lessons

Becoming a good musician is like training to participate in the Olympic Games, you need passion, devotion and a good plan. It is important to have specific goals and a good plan to reach them. I learned all of this not only thanks to my musical experiences, but also thanks to my career in the sport as pole vaulter and as athletics trainer for children and teenagers.
That’s why my oboe lessons are based on athletic trainings. My motto is ‘ Mens sana in corpore sano’.
If you like to have an important role and to play a musical instrument with a unique sound and color then the oboe is your instrument!

Come and try, the try-out lesson is free!
The lessons are in Dutch, English or Italian.

If you like it and you decide to continue, these are the costs:
30 minutes = € 17,50
45 minutes = € 25 (save € 1,25)
1 hour = € 30 (save € 5)

Are you jonger than 21 years old? then you don’t pay taxes.

Websites

Next to my musical career, I offer my services as web-designer.

I like to be creative by creating websites. I studied both the HTML and the CSS language and I practiced by creating websites both from scratch and also using WordPress.

 

Check out my portfolio and contact me if you would like to have your own website.

Portfolio