Silvia Careddu made an outstanding start to her career by winning unanimously the First Prize and the Audience prize at the 56th Concours International de Musique de Genève
Following this award, Lorin Maazel invited Silvia to become the Principal flautist to his newly founded orchestra, the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini.
She later joined the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Wiener Symphoniker and the Wiener Philharmoniker, Wiener Staatsoper.
Since November 2021, Silvia has been Principal Flute of the Orchestre National de France, in Paris.
She has been guest principal flautist as well with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Budapest Festival Orchestra.
In 2012 Silvia became artistic partner of the Kammerakademie Potsdam, winner of the Opus Preis 2015 and 2022 for the Best German Orchestra. She is also a founder member of the Alban Berg Ensemble Wien, a chamber music group with which she records for the Deutsche Grammophon.
Silvia has been regularly invited to festivals as a soloist and as a chamber music partner, with highlights including Schleswig Holstein, Salzburg Festspiel, Cartagena, Festival des Arcs, Bürgenstock Festival, Australian National Academy for Music, Festival de Pollenca, Festival de Salon, Musiktage Mondsee, Riva del Garda, Hitzacker Festival, Flautissimo, Festival de Colmar, Styriarte, Festival Berlioz.
Recently appointed flute professor at the École Normale de Musique "A. Cortot" in Paris, from 2009 to 2022, she taught at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" and at the Barenboim-Said Akademie, in Berlin.
She regularly gives masterclasses in Europe and Asia and serves as juror for the Concours de Genève, the A. Nicolet Competition, the Premio Abbado, and the Prague Spring International Music Competition.
Silvia Careddu was born in Cagliari, Italy. She studied at the Conservatoire de Musique et de Danse de Paris, where she graduated with distinction.