Luciano Magnanini began his musical studies in Italy at the Conservatory Nicolo Paganini in Genoa and continued his musical training in the city of Milan. Mr. Magnanini has been principal bassoonist with the Orchestra Comunale della Opera in Genoa, The Mexico City Philharmonic, the Miami Philharmonic, the World Symphony Orchestra, the Festival Casals Orchestra, the Eastern Music Festival Orchestra. He has played under the baton of renowned conductors such as Leonard Bernstein, Zubin Meta, Carlo Maria Giuliani, Alain Lombard, Eduardo Mata, James Conlon. Mr. Magnanini has been principal bassoonist with the Florida Philharmonic from 1985 to 2003. Corrently, he is principal bassoonist of the Florida Grand Opera and the Palm Beach Symphony.
Mr. Magnanini had an active performing career playing solo concerts and chamber music in the United States, South America ,China, and Europe. He just retired as Professor of Bassoon and Director of Woodwinds at the University of Miami School of Music. He has recorded for RCA and CBS, Altarus, Albany and Harmonia Mundi.
Magnanini, Luciano. Twentieth-Century Music for Bassoon and Piano. Altarus Records, Inc. 1998.
Magnanini, Luciano. Poulenc, Saint-Saens, Elliot. Altarus Records, Inc. 1995
Magnanini, Luciano. Gordon Jacob.Concerto for Bassoon.
Albany Records,USA, 2000
Magnanini. Luciano. A Tour d’Anches. French Music for Winds.
Altarus Records, Inc. 2000