Valentino Zucchiatti trained at the Udine Conservatory with the teachers Vojko Cesar and Gilberto Grassi. Subsequently he specialized with Vincenzo Menghini in Turin, Bernard Garfield in Philadelphia and Brian Pollard in Amsterdam. At the age of 23, the Orchestra della Scala and Maestro Riccardo Muti appointed him Principal Bassoonist. He has also performed as a soloist in halls such as the Musikverein in Vienna or the Suntory Hall in Tokyo. He adores chamber music which allows him to meet exceptional musicians from all over the world and attend sublime masterpieces, especially those mixed with winds and strings. He loves ancient music with original instruments, he plays a bassoon and a hunting oboe copies of Eichentopf, J.H.Grenser and Anonimo Veneziano. Very active and passionate in teaching at the Accademia della Scala, Toscanini in Parma, Conca d'Oro in Palermo, Cà Zenobbio in Treviso, the Arts Academy in Rome, Musicarivafestival in Riva del Garda, the Festival of Nations in Città di Castello, the Dukes of Acquaviva in Atri Pescara, Furlan Bassoon Workshop of Mortegliano (UD), Royal Schools of Music of Milan. He is regularly invited to give courses and masterclasses at the Hochschule of Stuttgart and Wurzburg, at the Geidai University of Tokyo and at the Wind Academy of Hamamatsu. He currently teaches at the Universities of Maastricht and Cologne.
Born in Hässleholm in Sweden, he completed his clarinet studies at the Udine Conservatory, graduating from the school of Maestro A. Pecile with honors. From 1985 to 1988 he studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Stuttgart with Prof. Ulf Rodenhäuser ( Berliner Philharmoniker ), obtaining a higher artistic diploma. Established in various national and international competitions, he has attended master classes with K.Leister, A.Pay, G.Garbarino. He has collaborated as clarinet, bass clarinet and basset horn with the Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Orchestra of the Teatro G.Verdi in Trieste, the San Remo Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonic of La Scala, the Teatro La Fenice of Venice, the Abruzzese Symphony Institution, the Symphony Orchestra of the San Carlo Theater in Naples, the Filarmonia Veneta, under the direction of Maestros such as R.Muti, Z.Mehta, G.Sinopoli, R.Chailly,G.Gavazzeni, D. Barenboim. As a soloist and in various chamber groups, together with V. Mendelssohn, K. Bogino, P. Gallois, P.H. Xeureb, I.Goritzki, U.Rodenhäuser, C.Rossi, the Ensemble Villa Musica, I Solisti della Scala, the Moyzes Quartett, the Tartini Quartet, the Agorà Quartet, the Altenberg Trio and others, has successfully participated in numerous Festivals and concerts: Paris Saint Germain, Musica viva Munich, Ludwigsburg, Music in our time Milan, Venice Biennale, Ravello Festival, Klagenfurt, Ljubljana, Middelburg-Holland, Horovitz Festival Europe, Nomus Novi Sad, Mittelfest, Algiers, Budapest, Turin Musical Union, Bratislava, Mexico City, Seville, Stuttgart, Oporto, Ankara, Izmir (Turkey), etc. He has performed as a soloist with the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rossini Festival Orchestra in Wildbad, the Collegium Musicum of Udine, the Mexico State Symphony Orchestra, the Udine Philharmonic, the Orquestra do Norte (Portugal), the Vogtland Philharmonie, the Friuli – Venezia Giulia Symphony Orchestra, the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra ( Bulgaria ), the Bialystok Philharmonic Orchestra (Poland), the Rijeka Chamber Orchestra ( Croatia ), the Krasnoyarsk Orchestra (Russia), the Minsk Orchestra and several chamber orchestras. He has made radio and television recordings for SWF, MDR, RAI, ORF, BR, SDR, Koper, Art Kanal Beograd. Renowned composers have written solo pieces dedicated to him. He was a member of the jury of the International Clarinet Competition “Saverio Mercadante” (Noci), “Jeunesses Musicales” in Belgrade in 1997 and in 2011 of the “Republika Competition” (Serbia). For years first clarinet of the Udine Philharmonic Orchestra, from 2000 to 2006 he held the same role in the Friuli Venezia Giulia Symphony Orchestra. He is a founding member of the FVG Philharmonic Association. He collaborated as director and trainer of the wind section of the Youth Orchestra of the ENFAP professional training courses in Gorizia.) He recorded as soloist 10 Concerts for two Clarinets and Orchestra on 3 CDs for "Agorà" and for the same label a CD with recording world premiere of Carlo Paessler's Concertos for Clarinet and Orchestra, which he edited for the Kunzelmann Publisher; recently the “Naxos” label has released his recording of 30 Capricci for Clarinet by E. Cavallini on a double CD. He has held masterclasses in Lucca, Tarvisio, Chioggia, Cividale and masterclasses in Riga ( Latvia ), Ostrava ( Czech Republic ), Krasnojarsk ( Russia ), Fier / Apollonia ( Albania ), Shenyang and Dalian ( China ) Columbus ( OHIO State University, USA). He holds the clarinet chair at the Udine Conservatory of Music.