Luca Vignali

Masterclass Application & Biography

How to apply

The Masterclass will take place from 4 to 9 March 2024 in Trani (Italy, Puglia).

The program for the lessons of the masterclass is free.

The Masterclass is open to oboists of every age and nationality.

– inscription fee: 150 euros
– masterclass tuition fee: 350 euros
– Optional addition to the masterclass, cost for playing as soloist with orchestra: 520 euros
In addition to the masterclass, every student has the possibility to play at the final concerts as soloist with orchestra. The students can choose among various concerti with a similar orchestral instrumentation to Mozart.

The deadline for sending an application to the Masterclass is the 1st of January 2024.

The organization of the Masterclass will give you the possibility to sleep and have full meal with
very cheap costs.

– Airport in Bari (40 km far from Trani) and transfer to Trani with train
– Rome airport and train from Roma Termini station to Trani

All the payment fees must be made when you send your application to attend the Masterclass by transfer to this account: 
IBAN IT79 C360 9201 6000 9579 9232 960

If the applicant is not admitted to Masterclass the fee will be refunded.
If the application is successful but the student withdraws from the Masterclass, there will be No refund.

For other information, you can call +39 3468296657 or send an e-mail to


Luca Vignali studied at “G.B. Martini” conservatory in Bologna (Italy) where he was  taught by G. Siviero; he graduated there in 1982 with the highest scores.

Already in 1980 he became leading oboe player of ‘Arena di Verona Orchestra’  while he was perfecting his oboe skills coached with Harold Gomberg in Perugia. During  the year 1981, he was leading oboe player with the ‘Orchestra Regionale Toscana’ and  was studying with Lothar Koch in Assisi, who invited him to attend the ‘H. Von Karajan  Academy’ in Berlin. It was during that time of studying at the German Academy that he  performed concerts with the Berlin Philharmonic, working with the same Karajan and other  top conductors such as L. Maazel, S. Ozawa and D. Barenboim.  

In 1984, with a score of 30 out of 30, he won the competition for the leading oboe role at the:  ‘Rome Opera Theatre Orchestra’ Position, he still holds, performing regularly. In 1986 he won the first Prize at the ‘International music contest in Martigny’: he’s the first Italian to have won this contest.  

In the year 2000 he was awarded with the “Franco Alfano – Sanremo Classica” Prize for  his talent and quality in the interpretations of oboe literature.  

He has appeared with the top Italian Orchestras such as ‘Rome S. Cecilia  Academy’, ‘RAI National Orchestra’, Milan ‘Alla Scala Theatre’, ‘Mantova Chamber  Orchestra’ (eventually receiving the ‘Abbiati della Critica’ Prize). He is constantly in demand at numerous important concert festivals and reviews such as ‘Spoleto 2 Worlds  Festival’, ‘Festival of the Nations’, ‘Settimane Internazionali’ in Stresa, ‘Siena Chigiana  Academy’.  

He has played the most important soloist repertory with acclaimed Italian Orchestras and his Chamber music performances have included concerts with many  famous soloist and pianist: Y. Bashmet, P. Vernikov, A. Pay, U. Ughi, S. Mintz, A. Specchi,  A. Lonquich, M. Campanella, S. Bunin… as well as successful tours around Europe, USA, South America, Japan, South-East Asia.  

Since 1998 he has been working with Salvatore Accardo and the ‘Italian Chamber Orchestra’ playing all around the world. Bach ‘Doppio Concerto per Oboe e Violino’  that they performed at ‘Senato della Repubblica’ was trasmitted by the main Italian network  and recorded for the label ‘Fonè’ – the same performance has also to be re-transmitted World-wide from Jerusalem. He is as well member of the new ‘Filarmonica della Fondazione Toscanini’ after their debut  in Strasburg with L. Maazel as conductor. 

In the year 2001 he recorded live from the Mozarteum in Salisburg two ‘adagio’ for  oboe and strings by the Italian composer Vittorio Fael.  

His recordings can be heard on the Edelweiss, Musikstrasse, Bongiovanni, EMI, Fonè e Tactus.

In 2008 he has played the Concertino for oboe of Marco Taralli (dedicated to Luca Vignali)  with Sydney Symphony Orchestra, conductor Gianluigi Gelmetti. From 2014 he is coach in Asian Youth Orchestra. In 2015 he has played his wind transcriptions from Verdi opera with the Malmo Symphony Orchestra. He took care and performed plenty of Italian 19th Century transcriptions for  Orchestra and woodwind Ensemble (Verdi, Daelli / Lovreglio, Bellini, Rossini…) and  Corticelli’s re-edited compositions for oboe, bassoon and piano featuring A. Specchi and P. Carlini.  

He is active teaching in many Courses and important High Specialisation Schools,  such as the one in Perugia, in Portogruaro, ‘I Fiati di Roma’ Academy, ‘Bologna  Philharmonic – Abbado Project’, Reggio Emilia Conservatory and Udine Conservatory. He  is often invited as judge in the most prestigious contests, for instance ‘Tomassini’ in  Petritoli together with F. Leleux, Ferlendis in Bergamo Muri competition in Switzerland. 

Luca Vignali plays a Yamaha duett oboe.