After graduating at the prestigious Conservatorio San Pietro a Majella in Napoli, under the guidance of Ferdinando Staiano, he followed specialization studies with Severino Gazzelloni, Maxence Larrieu and Glauco Cambursano.
Winner of National and internazional competitions such as “Bardolino” 1° Prize, “Rovere D’Oro” 1° Prize, “Isola di Capri” 2° Prize (1° Prize not assigned), Capri 1987 Amici della Musica 2° Prize (1° Prize not assigned), Sorrento 1987 “Concorso Musica da Camera di Adelfia 1° Prize Adelfia 1990”, 2° Prize at the competitions “Città di Milano – 1988”, “Concorso per flauto e chitarra di Poggio Mirteto 1987”, “Festival Giovani Promesse di Taranto 1991”, Berlino 2° Prize (1° Prize not assigned) 1987, Salvatore Lombardi runs a brilliant career as contemporary music performer, in such Halls and Theatres as Carnegie Hall New York, Teatro alla Scala – Milano, Caikovskij Conservatory – Moscow; “De Paul University” – Chicago; “NFA Convention” – Las Vegas; “Heiligenkreuzer Herbst Festival” – Wien; “Staatsbibliothek” – Berlin; Universidad de Salamanca; “Slovenian Flute Festival”, Accademia di Imola – Imola, Tokio, soloist with Prague Chamber Orchestra, London Chamber Orchestra, Transilvania State Orchestra, Kosice Orchestra, Pablo Casals in Tarragona, “Camerata Romanica”, and partner of celebrated musicians such as Mario Gangi, William Bennett, James Galway, Maxence Larrieu, Peter Lukas Graf, Jean Claude Gerard, Davide Formisano, Bruno Grossi.
More than 80 new works were written for him by important italian and International composers, among them D. Anzaghi, E. Avitavile, H. Baumann, A. Gilardino, M. Gangi, D. Remigio, D. Zanettovich. He has a duo since 1985 with the guitarist Piero Viti, with whom he explored for more than 20 years the repertoire, redescovering historical works by Raphael Dressler, S. Alfonso de’ Liguori, J.L. Tulou and F. Carulli publishing for Curci, Suonare, Seicorde, Guitart, Ut Orpheus, Bèrben, Pizzicato, Edition Hage-Nurberg.
He recorded many CDs for Suonare Records, Niccolò, KiccoClasssic, Whell Records, Musikstrasse, Philarmonia and was on International radio broadcast: Radio uno, Radio Due, Radio Tre, Radio Vaticana, RSI and National televisions.
Winner of the italian competition for Conservatory teaching positions, actually he teaches at the Conservatorio Statale di Musica “Domenico Cimarosa” in Avellino.
Founder and Director of the acclaimed italian flute magazine, considered among the most complete and interesting publications appared on the global panorama.
Salvatore Lombardi is Artistic Director of the books and CDS series "FALAUT collection".
He is regularly invited to hold Master Class for important institutions worldwide, such NFA Convention in Las Vegas, De Paul University in Chicago, Università di Salamanca, Accademia Incontri con il Maestro Imola, “Festival Paganini” – Parma, “Arts Academy” – Roma, Festival “Perugia Classico 2001”.
Very recently he performer at the Teatro alla Scala in Milano, partner with Sir James Galway and other International soloists.
Salvatore Lombardi is President of the Associazione Flautisti Italiani and responsible of a flute collection for Curci Publisher.