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Carlo
Fabian

His intense concert activity, his refined musical sensitivity and his extraordinary technical ability make him a leading figure on the international music scene.

In 1981 he gave life to the Mantua Chamber Orchestra of which he has always been concert violin.

Carlo Fabiano's violin and musical training began with the meeting, in 1975, with Maestro Franco Claudio Ferrari, historic shoulder of the Orchestra of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia in the post-war years, who at the time returned to Italy after a long and intense international career. From Maestro Ferrari, of whom he is one of the few Italian students, he receives five years of teaching, following which he brilliantly graduates in violin. Subsequently he followed the lessons and advice of Maestro Arrigo Pelliccia in Rome and at the same time began an intense professional activity as assistant violinist and member of numerous chamber ensembles.


Always fascinated by chamber music and attracted by making "music together" in 1981 he founded the Mantua Chamber Orchestra of which he has been Konzertmeister, concert violinist and artistic director for over thirty years. From that moment all his violin and musical activity revolves around this ensemble, with which he has played in the most prestigious halls and in the most important festivals in Italy, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, France and also in the Middle East, Asia, North, Central and South America. This activity over the years has allowed him to work alongside a very long list of celebrated artists on the Italian and international scene. Among the many: Salvatore Accardo, Gidon Kremer, Uto Ughi, Giuliano Carmignola, Shlomo Mintz, Vicktoria Mullova Joshua Bell, Mischa Maisky, Rocco Filippini, Miklos Pereny, Enrico Dindo, Mario Brunello, Sol Gabetta, Bruno Canino, Maria Tipo, Katia and Marielle Labeque, Michele Campanella, Andrea Lucchesini, Angela Hewitt and the unforgettable Astor Piazzolla, Severino Gazzelloni and Dino Asciolla.


In 1997 he received the Franco Abbiati prize from the Italian music critics for «the stylistic sensitivity and the methodical research on sonority which re-proposes a moment of high executive encounter between Italian instrumental tradition and classical repertoire». In recent years he has been heavily involved in the conception and implementation of numerous innovative projects that have had a considerable circulation and obtained extraordinary attention from the Italian musical world: between 2002 and 2004, together with Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli, the "Project Beethoven ”, reinterpretation of the symphonies and concerts in chamber form by the Genius of Bonn, according to the most up-to-date critical reviews and between 2004 and 2007 the “MozartFest”, a cycle dedicated to the sacred work of WA Mozart. With Alexander Lonquich, on the other hand, he created the complete Concertos for piano and orchestra by WA Mozart, which was received with great enthusiasm by numerous concert societies in Italy and abroad.


In 2009 he conceived and conducted the "Brahms & Tchaikovsky" project, dedicated to the symphonic work of Johannes Brahms and Pëtr Il'ič Čajkovskij, with the Mantua Chamber Orchestra and important international collaborations. Carlo Fabiano has been invited as conductor in prestigious international theaters and festivals, conducting important orchestras in Italy and abroad, such as the Orchestra of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia, the Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala, the Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the RAI National Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Teatro Regio of Turin, the Orchestra of the Teatro La Fenice of Venice, the Chamber Orchestra of Mantua, the Orchestra of the Carlo Felice Theater of Genoa, the Orchestra of the Teatro Massimo of Palermo, the Orchestra of Italian Switzerland, the Geneva Chamber Orchestra, the Sofia Radio Orchestra, the Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento, the Turin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana and many others. As a soloist, Carlo Fabiano has played with important Italian and international orchestras, performing in prestigious theaters and festivals, and has recorded several CDs dedicated to composers such as Vivaldi, Paganini, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms and Tchaikovsky.


In addition to his concert activity, Carlo Fabiano has also taught violin and chamber music in various Italian institutions and has held masterclasses in Italy and abroad. He has also been a member of juries of international violin competitions. Carlo Fabiano is considered one of the most important Italian violinists of his generation and an appreciated conductor. His musical career is characterized by a passion for chamber music and a commitment to enhancing the classical and romantic repertoire, with particular attention to the great masters such as Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms and Tchaikovsky. His intense concert activity, his refined musical sensitivity and his extraordinary technical ability make him a leading figure on the international music scene.

He plays a Cremonese violin by Giovanni Battista Ceruti from 1848.

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