“Alberto is a leading talent of his generation... he has since distinguished himself by winning 1st Prize at the Nielsen International Competition 2022 and winning the Audition for the Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philarmonic. Both processes started with a video selection of roughly 200 candidates. Most important, it is then on stage and with live acoustics that Alberto made a tremendous difference, by his tone projection, his stage presence, his musical ideas."” - Emmanuel Pahud
Alberto Navarra gained notable recognition in the Spring of 2022, winning the Carl Nielsen International Flute Competition in Odense (Denmark), adding further prestige to his portfolio of recent competition successes including the Severino Gazzelloni International Flute Competition (Italy) in 2021 and Dorel Baicu International Competition (Romania) in 2020.
In the 2022-23 season, Alberto joined the Berliner Philharmoniker as a member of the prestigious Karajan Akademie, studying and performing alongside world renowned flautists Emmanuel Pahud, Sebastian Jacot and the entire BPO flute section. With the Berliner Philharmoniker, he has already had the opportunity to play in prestigious international festivals, such as the Salzburg Festspiele, Osterfestspiele in Baden Baden, Lucerne Festival and BBC Proms in London; under the direction of conductors such as Kirill Petrenko, Ivan Fisher, François-Xavier Roth, Christian Thielemann, Tugan Sokhiev and others. During the same season, Alberto was nominated onto the Classeek Ambassador Programme by Emmanuel Pahud, where he received solo and chamber recital opportunities in Geneva and Aubonne, Switzerland.
As a soloist, Alberto has performed with the Aarhus Symfoniorkester, Odense Symfoniorkester and upcoming performances include concerto performances with the Tampere Filharmonia and Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. As a principal flautist, he has collaborated with orchestras and ensembles such as the Orchestra del teatro "La Fenice" in Venice, La Filarmonica di Milano, Solisti di Pavia, Ensemble Albéniz, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento, Orquesta Freixenet and Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona. Alberto regularly collaborates with a range of chamber groups, performing across numerous festivals in Italy and Europe. Born in Mondovì, Italy, he began his musical education with Maurizio Valentini at the Conservatorio di Musica Ghedini in Cuneo, followed by further studies with Andrea Manco and Andrea Oliva at the International Academy of Imola and National Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome. Awarded with scholarships to continue his studies, from Fundación Albéniz and by Francesco and Marina Moncada di Paternò, in 2019 he joined the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid as a student of Jacques Zoon and Salvador Martinez Tos. Here he was also awarded the "más sobresaliente", student of the year, presented by Queen Sofía of Spain. Recently, Alberto has been selected as a winner of the Desono's Scholarship for the academic year 2023/24. Following his success at the Carl Nielsen International Flute Competition, Alberto will shortly record his first solo album alongside the Odense Symfoniorkester on the British label Orchid Classics.