Mr Frank Celata
Associate Principal Clarinet, Sydney Symphony Orchestra
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Francesco Celata is Artistic Director of the Australian International Symphonic Orchestra Institute (AISOI). He is an active chamber musician and is a founding member of one of Sydney's leading chamber ensembles, the Sydney Soloists.
Francesco Celata graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 1987. Following studies in Amsterdam with Piet Honingh of the Concertgebouw Orchestra, and in Siena with Giuseppe Garbarino, he returned to Australia in 1991 where he was appointed Principal Clarinet with the Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra.
He has appeared on a number of occasions as guest Principal Clarinet with the London Symphony Orchestra. His performances with the LSO have included concerts at the Salzburg Festival, the Yehudi Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, Switzerland, and the Olympic Cultural Festival prior to the Athens Games. He has also performed on CD recordings with the LSO.
He has been a member of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra since 1993, and has appeared as soloist on numerous occasions including performances of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, Bernstein's Prelude, Fugue and Riffs, Krommer's Double Clarinet Concerto with Lawrence Dobell, and a concerto written for him by Australian composer Gordon Kerry. He has also appeared as soloist with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonica.