Andrea De Flammineis
Born in Milan Andrea De Flammineis studied at the city’s Conservatorio di Musica “G. Verdi” and the Hochschule fur Musik, Stuttgart. From 1987 – 91 he was a member of the European Community Youth Orchestra and was appointed Principal Bassoon of the Orchestra della Toscana, Florence
During his time in Italy he appeared as soloist with some of the leading Italian orchestras, including the RAI Symphony Orchestra of Milan and the Orchestra da camera di Padova e del Veneto. Andrea joined the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House as Principal Bassoon in 1993. Whilst maintaining this position he frequently appears as guest principal with other major British orchestras. Andrea is Professor of Bassoon at the Royal College of Music.