Luigi Magistrelli was born in S.Stefano Ticino, near Milan, Italy. He studied clarinet at the Conservatory of Milan with Prof. Primo Borali and attended some master classes with D. Kloecker, K.Leister and Giuseppe Garbarino.
He has performed as a soloist with the Orchestras of Pomeriggi musicali , Angelicum, Teatro Litta , Radio of Milan,Città di Magenta , Vivaldi Val Camonica, Haydn Chamber Orchestra, Grande Orchestra Romantica and others. He has also performed with many chamber groups (from duo with piano to large ensembles also of contemporary music). He played for one year as principal clarinet with Sanremo Symphony Orchestra and as an extra player with the orchestras of Pomeriggi Musicali, Angelicum, Gaspare da Salò, Cantelli, Radio Orchestras of Milan and Turin, La Scala Strings , Orchester der Jahrhundert in Germany, Musica Aeterna of Perm (Russia) and Moldova Radio Symphony and many more.
He has participated in some tournèes with the International Orchestra of Italy. He has won some prizes at the Competitions of Genoa and Stresa. He has performed in the principal cities of Italy and also in Swizerland, Malta, Austria, Belgium, ex Jugoslavia, France, Spain, Africa (National Theather of Nairobi), India, Germany, Finland, Israel ,Mexico, U.S.A, Canada, Russia and in duo with the pianist Sumiko Hojo in the Czech Republic, China and Japan .
He has recorded 40 Cd’s of chamber music and also as a soloist, for Pongo Classica , Bayer Records , Nuova Era, Stradivarius, Arta Records (on early clarinets) , ASV, Clarinet Classics , Leonarda, Urania/Leonardo, Centaur Records, Talent Records, Gallo, VSM, Brilliant Classics , MDG , and Orfeo with the well known clarinetist Dieter Kloecker, with the orchestra La Scala Philharmonic conducted by R. Muti for Sony Classical , with Milano Classica Orchestra for Dynamic and with Cremona Barock Orchestra for Tactus. He has recorded also two Mozart Cds for Camerata Tokyo with Prof. Karl Leister, well known solo clarinet player of Berlin Philhamonic for 34 years. He recorded for the Italian Radio and BBC of London. He edited unknown clarinet works for Eufonia, Accolade, Trio Musik, Poco Nota Verlag and Musica Rara. He is the chairman for Italy of the International Clarinet Society and performed in many clarinet congresses around the world. He held master classes and lectures in Italy, Bulgaria, Belgium (Brussels Royal Conservatory), Austria (Mozarteum Salzburg), Germany, China, Israel (Tel Aviv and Jerusalem Music Academy) , South Korea, India, Mexico and USA (Mississippi Southern University) . He has a personal clarinet collection of 220 instruments of any kind. He is Professor of Clarinet at the Conservatory of Milano.