Born in 1966 in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland, Curzio Petraglio began studying the clarinet at the Lucerne Conservatory at a very early age, before continuing his studies at the Lausanne Conservatory in the class of Robert Kemblinsky, where he was awarded a First Prize for Virtuosity with congratulations of the jury in 1988.

He then studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris with Guy Deplus and Michel Arrignon.

Curzio Petraglio is the winner of several competitions. In 1989 he won the Swiss Union of Musicians’ Prize, then the First Prize of the UBS Competition for Young Soloists in 1993.

He works intensively with conductors such as Jukka Pekka Saraste, Heinrich Schiff, Okko Kamu, Peter Maag, Corrado Rovaris and Susanna Mälkki.

Passionate about chamber music, he is a member of the Arion wind quintet and performs with pianists Paul Coker, Christian Favre and Adrian Oettiker.

Curzio Petraglio is the second principal clarinet of the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra.