Rossana Calvi studied at Bologna Conservatory, then in Fiesole School of Music with prof. P. Borgonovo, and later with Maurice Bourgue at the Conservatoire National Supérieure in Geneva, Switzerland.
At the age of 21 Rossana won the competition for the position of the first oboe at Tuscany Regional Orchestra (ORT) in Florence, and in 1997 – at the Orchestra of Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice. Rossana is a prize winner at the prestigious 54th International Geneva Competition 1998.
She played with the Orchestra del Teatro and the Filarmonica della Scala, the Orchestra dell’ Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Orchestra of the Staatsoper in Munich, the Bayerischer Rundfunk Symphonieorchester, the Royal Concertgebow Orchestra in Amsterdam, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Orchestra Mozart and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, playing with great conductors, including Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Muti, Mariss Janssons, Georges Prétre, Myung-whun Chung, Zubin Metha, Yuri Temirkanov.
She collaborates regularly with Camerata Salzburg and for many years a member of the Budapest Festival Orchestra at the invitation of Mº Ivan Fischer.
Rossana played solo with many orchestras in Italy and abroad and she gives oboe masterclasses in Italy, America and Australia. At the invitation of Prof. Josè Abreu she held Masterclasses in Caracas as part of the famous Sistema Nacional para las Orquestras Juveniles e Infantiles de Venezuela, where she played as a soloist with the Orquestra Juvenil Simon Bolivar, conducted by M° Claudio Abbado. The SKY Classica satellite channel dedicated to Rossana Calvi an episode of “I Notevoli,” a documentary series on some talented Italian musicians.
Rossana plays an instrument of the Howarth company.