Claudio Montafia graduated with honours at the Conservatory “G. Verdi” in Turin with A. Evangelisti. After attending Dartington Hall and Sion courses he obtained the “Diploma Superiore” with honours and “special mention” with P.L.Graf, and later specialized with James Galway for many years getting the honour to be one of his students.
Winner of numbers of contests ( Manta, Stresa, Rassegna Giovani Interpreti RAI1 and Rai Simphony Orchestra in Turin and Angelicum Orchestra in Milan) he recorded for Fonit-Cetra ,Tactus ,Rainbow,Denon and recorder for many national and international radio – television broadcasting. He performed as a soloist or in chamber groups all over the world for international music festivals such as Evian, Zagreb, Plovdiv , Montreaux, Settembre Musica Lancut, Frankfurt, J.Galway Flute Festival . He holds master classes and he’s often guest as jury member in many national and international competitions.
He also worked as principal flute with Rai Orchestra and Teatro Regio Orchestra in Turin, Orchestra Internazionale D’Italia , Teatro Lirico Orchestra in Cagliari , Turin’s Chamber Orchestra , Padova’s Chamber Orchestra , I Solisti Veneti , Antidogma Musica , Camerata Casella , Musica Insieme di Cremona. He performed with musicians such as L. Laskine . R.V. La Croix. W.Mikulca. W.Mendelshon ,D. Renzetti , A. Cigoli , A. Sacchetti, Salzburg Soloist and many others. He’s flute Professor at the Pollini Conservatoire in Padova and principal flute in the Orchestra Filarmonia Veneta.