Italian flautist Luca Manghi graduated from Conservatorio Arrigo Boito in Parma with the first prize and all jury honours. He went on to study with Roberto Fabiano and at the Biella International Superior Academy with Peter Lukas Graf. From 1991 to 1996 he was Principal Flute of Orchestra Filarmonica di Parma. He moved to Paris in 1996, studying with Jean Ferrandis. He is the winner of several international competitions, including Città di Genova, D. Cimarosa and UFAM Paris. Luca Manghi is now based in New Zealand, where he is active as a concert musician and lectures in flute and chamber music at university level.