Diego Dini Ciacci is considered one of the greatest Italian oboe players on the current musical scene.
After graduating cum laude at the early age of sixteen, Diego joined the Teatro alla Scala Orchestra of Milan as principal oboist, a position he held for three years. In 1983 he abandoned the orchestral activity in order to dedicate himself to his solo career. Mº Dini Ciacci currently teaches at the Conservatory in Milan and gives master classes in many parts of the world.
In 2008 he published two new CDs as a soloist, one dedicated to three concerts by G.Ferlendis (first recording), and one with E.Wolf Ferrari concerts, both for CPO label.
Alongside his many solo engagements, Mº Dini Ciacci has an extensive conducting career in Italy and abroad, collaborating with the Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia (chief conductor for six years), Ente Arena di Verona, the Orchestra del Teatro Massimo di Palermo, da Camera di Padova, Haydn di Bolzano, del Comunale di Bologna, del Teatro S.Carlo of Naples and the Philharmonic Orchestras of Timisoara, Arad, Brasov and Craiova in Romania.
He gives concerts in Italy, Russia, Romania, Brazil, Argentina, Cuba and China with soloists of the calibre of V. Mullova, P. Glass, N. Gutman, R. Ricci, E. Obratzova, P. Meyer, K. Ricciarelli, A. Diaz, R. Bruson and R. Vlatkovic.
Mº Dini Ciacci records for Naxos, CPO and Sony BMG.
In these last years four new recordings of his were published: Bellini’s youthful symphonies and Cambini’s Sinfonie Concertanti for oboe, bassoon and orchestra for Sony and Italian Oboe concertos for CPO (all containing world premieres). The most recent is the one dedicated to Donizetti’s Symphonies with the Orchestra of the San Carlo Theatre in Naples and The National Radio Orchestra, again for the Sony label.
In 1997 he won Third Prize (first prize not granted) in the M.Gusella International Conducting Competition in Pescara, Italy.