Federico Forla began his studies in Modern Oboe at the Conservatory “G. Verdi” in Turin with B. Oddenino. He studied at the “Accademia dei Musici di Parma” with C. Hartman (Berliner Philharmonic) before moving to Den Haag. There he received his Master’s degree after studying with A. Ogrintchouk (Concertgeboworkest) and K. Schoofs (Rotterdam Philharmonic) at the Koninklijk Conservatorium. In The Netherlands Federico gained interest in the world of Historically informed performance. He studied Baroque and Classical Oboes with F. de Bruine (Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century), always at the Koninklijk Conservatorium. During the last years of his studies, Federico began performing with the Renaissance and Romantic Oboe. From 2015 until 2018 he has been awarded a scholarship from the “DeSono” association to support him in his studies and musical activities.
Federico performed with several orchestras in Europe and worldwide; these include the Orchestre de Champs Elysees, the Academy of Ancient Music, the Orchestra of the Eighteen Century, Bremer Barockorchester, the Metropole Orkest, the Residentie Orkest, the Camerata Ducale, Orchestra Guido D’Arezzo, Concerto D’Amsterdam, Concerto Bremen and Cappella Regia Praha. Since 2019 he covers the position of first Oboe Solo of the Das Neue Mannheimer Orchester.
Federico took part to CD recordings with the Orchestre de Champs Elysees and the Academy of Ancient Music and has performed with conductors and soloists such as Philippe Herreweghe, Valerij Gergiev, Richard Eggar, Salvatore Accardo, Christoph Hartman, Alexei Ogrintchouk, Justus Frantz, Enrico Pace, Amiram Ganz and Alessandro Quarta.
Federico has performed with several chamber music ensembles in different festivals, such as the MiTo-Settembre Musica, the Festspiele Zuerich, the Festival Oude Muziek in Utrecht, the Bach for All Festival in Prague and the Takemitzu Festival (De Doelen).
Federico enjoys maintaining an active career on oboes ranging from Renaissance to Modern, allowing him to perform each musical style on the most appropriate instrument.