Curriculum Vitae

Valeria Vertemati was born in 1997.

She began studying the flute at the age of 9, and that leaded her to start her academical studies at the Conservatorio “G. Verdi” in Milan (Italy), where she obtained the Bachelor with the maximum cum laude.

Valeria then continued her academical career at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano (CH) in the flute class of M. Andrea Oliva, where, in June 2021, she obtained the Master of Arts in Music Performance with full marks. Then, she attended the Master of Arts in Specialized Music Performance – Orchesterinstrumente at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste in the class of M. Sabine Poyé-Morel, obtaining it in the June of 2023.
During her academical path, Valeria also experienced many other musical experiences: from 2016 to 2018 she was selected for the High Courses of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Rome) – “I Fiati”, in the class of M. Andrea Oliva. She participated as an effective student at the festivals “Flautissimo 2015” and “Flautissimo 2017” organized by the Italian Flute Academy in Rome.

Among the many musical experiences, the orchestral one is definitely central, and that is the environment in which Valeria suits better. She actually plays as substitute Solo-Flute in the Sinfonieorchester Wuppertal for the season 23/24. In the past, she played as second flute and piccolo in the Tonhalle Orchester Zurich during season 22/23, performing under the baton of the Chief Conductor Paavo Jarvi and many other relevant conductors, such as Herbert Blomstedt, Franz Welser-Most, Krzysztof Urbanski, Michael Tilson Thomas, Kent Nagano, Philippe Herreweghe, Christoph Eschenbach. In 2021, she was selected as Voluntariat Praktikant in the Philharmonia Zürich, where she had the opportunity to play under the baton of M. Jonathan Stockhammer and M. Andrea Sanguineti. Occasionally, she had the opportunity to play in several orchestras, such as Luzerner Sinfonieorchester under the baton of M. Michael Sanderling, the Academy of Teatro alla Scala (Milan, Italy) under the direction of M. Lorenzo Viotti, and as first and second flute she played with conductors as M. Daniele Rustioni, M. Alexander Lonquich and M. Alessandro Moccia.

As a chamber music artist, she also collaborated with some renowned chamber music groups, such as the Stradivari Quartet and the SchweizerOktett.
As a concert performer she participated in several festivals, such as in the “Blaser Serenaden Zürich”, in the “Gegen der Strom” (Bad-Ems, Germany), in the “Réncontres Musicales de la Mediterranée” (Bastia, France) and in the “MI-TO Settembre Musica (Milan-Turin, Italy).

She won numerous prizes, such as the third prize at the Concorso Nazionale di Flauto “E. Krakamp” (Benevento – Italy) and she also received the important help of renewed Swiss Foundations: in November 2021 she has been awarded as a Scolarship holder from the Rahn Kulturfonds, in Zürich, and in March 2022 she has been selected for a scolarship from the Geert und Lore Blanken-Schlemper-Stiftung.