Principal clarinet of the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra Giovanni Punzi is Born in Salerno in 1989.
Even tought the young age, Punzi actually ranks among the most distinguished european clarinet players of his generation.
After his debut as soloist at the age of 14 with the Bulgary National Orchestra he performed in the main concert halls of Europe, USA,South America, Mexico,Russia , China and Australia.
Student of Calogero Palermo and Alessandro Carbonare in Rome at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia he continued his studies at the National Conservatory of Music in Paris with Philippe Berrod and at the Royal Danish Academy with John Kruse.
He started his Orchestral Activity at the age of 20 as solo clarinet in the Orchestra ''I Pomeriggi musicali' in Milan.
After having performed with the most important italian Orchestras Since 2012 to 2013 Giovanni Punzi has been Principal Clarinet of the 'Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne''.
He has played as soloist with Cophenagen Philharmonic, Chamber Orchestra of Paris, the Freiburger Philarmoniker, Chamber Orchestra of Serbia, Odense Symphoni Orchester, Orchestra of the London Royal Academy Orchestra, the Rouen's Opera House Orchestra, The Royal Danish Academy Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Parma
In the last five years Punzi has been awarded in over then 10 among the most distinguished International Clarinet Competitions like in Paris (Claude Debussy Competition 2010), Rouen (Jacques Lancelot Competition 2011), Belgrade (Jeunesses Musicales), Freiburg and Horice (Prague).
He recorded for Radio France, Radio Vaticano, Radio 3 , Danish Radio, Brilliant Classic and Sky Classica and he is regularly invited to perform in some of the most important music Festival all around Europe.
He is regularly invited as principal clarinet by the Danish Radio Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica del Teatro alla Scala and from l'Orchestre Les Dissonances in Paris playng under the baton of some of the most important music directors like C.Abbado, R.Muti, V. Gergiev, D.Gatti, K.Nagano..
From 2017 he is Artistic Director and Principal Teacher at the Mediterranean Clarinet Academy and Teacgrr at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenaghe.