Italian clarinetist Ivan Petruzziello currently serves as Assistant Principal Clarinetist of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and Principal Clarinetist of the Corpus Christi Symphony. Previously, Mr. Petruzziello served as Principal Clarinetist of the Cali Philharmonic and Valle Symphony in Colombia.
As a guest, Mr. Petruzziello has performed with orchestras around the world, including the Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia, the Latina Philharmonia, the Orquesta Filarmonica Nacional de Cuba, the Orquesta Filarmonica de Bogotá and the Orquesta Clásica of Colombia. In North America, he has performed with the Irving, Plano, Las Colinas, San Angelo and Victoria Symphony Orchestras, among others.
Festival appearances include those with the Sinfonietta di Roma, Euromediterraneo Festival, Tiroler Festspiele, Orquesta Sinfonica de Holguin and Orchestra Nuova Amadeus. Mr. Petruzziello is a teaching artist in the B Sharp Music Program. Previously, he was on faculty in several institutions in Colombia, such as the Universidad Central, Universidad del Valle, Universidad EAFIT and the Antonio María Valencia Conservatory. He has presented masterclasses in Colombia, Cuba, Italy, Panama, Perú and the United States.
Mr. Petruzziello earned a Bachelor of Music in Clarinet Performance under the tutelage of Francesco Belli, a Master of Music in Chamber Music and an Artist Dipoma Certificate from Texas Christian University. He resides in Fort Worth with his wife, cellist Laura Ospina and their children Tomas and Olivia.