Fabrizio Meloni

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Fabrizio Meloni, clarinetist



Fabrizio Meloni, first clarinet soloist Teatro alla Scala – Elio Marchesini, percussion Teatro alla Scala
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Mauro Negri, Fabrizio Meloni – Il clarinetto nel jazz e nel ‘900 italiano
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Fabrizio Meloni – Takahiro Yoshikawa – Across virtuosity I
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Fabrizio Meloni – Takahiro Yoshikawa – Across virtuosity II
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Fabrizio Meloni, since 1984, is the First Solo clarinet chair of the Orchestra and the Philharmonica of La Scala Theatre in Milan. He has finished his clarinet studies at Milan’s Conservarory “G. Veri” with summa cum laude and the special mention for his artistic achievement.Winner dozens of national and international prizes (ARD Muchen, 1987 and Prague , 1987, among all) he has been partner of soloists of international reputation: Bruno Canino, Alexander Lonquich, Michele Campanella, Heinrich Schiff, Friederich Gulda, Nazzareno Carusi, Editha Gruberova, the Hagen Quartet, Myung-Whun Chung, Philip Moll, Riccardo Muti and Daniel Barenboim. He has toured the United States and Israel with the “Quintetto a fiati Italiano”, performing works specially dedicated to this ensemble by Luciano Berio (with whom he has collaborated along the years 1989-1994) and Salvatore Sciarrino. With Nuovo Quintetto Italiano, founded in 2003, he has already toured South America and Southeast Asia, receiving enthousiastic contents of public and critic. The same program of Italian music has been collected in the CD “I fiati all’Opera” (DAD Records).He has realised various recordings: the Sinfonia Concertante and the Concert K 622 for clarinet and orchestra with the Philharmonic Orchestra of La Scala Theatre, conducted by Riccardo Muti; Pulcherrima Ignota with the Bairav Ensemble: tribute to the tzigane music in the world; Duo Obliquo with Carl Boccadoro (composer, pianist and percussionist); the Mozart’s and Brahms’ Quintets for clarinet and strings; the Stravinsky’s Histoire du Soldat in the double version for trio and settimino with Domenico Nordio, Giorgia Tommasi and I Solisti della Scala and a CD dedicated to Mercadante’s unpublished works.For the most prestigious Italian musical magazine, Amadeus, in 2006 he has published the concertos for Clarinet and orchestra by Rossini, Donizetti and Mercadante with Philharmonic Academy in Verona; and the two Brahms’ Sonatas Op. 120 for clarinet and piano with Nazzareno Carusi.Cord Garben, artistic director of all Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli’s discographical productions for more than fiftheen years, has reviewed his dedut, in DUO with Nazzareno Carusi, at Brahms-Gesellshaft in Hamburg on November 2007: I musicisti hanno brillato d’un livello tecnico incredibile e spericolato. Un insieme praticamente perfetto e una scala completa di espedienti espressivi hanno fatto dell’ascolto un’avventura indimenticabile”.He has given masterclasses at the Paris’ Conservatory of Music, the Advantaced Conservatory of Italian Switzerland in Lugano, the Tokyo and Osaka University, the New York’s Manhattan School, the Chicago’s NorthEastern Illinois University, the Music Academy of the West in Los Angeles and the Academy of La Scala Theater. Annual courses: Associazione Lirico Musicale “Giovani all’Opera”, Tomadini Conservatory in Udine, Conservatorio de Musica in Zaragoza (Spain) and Istituto Musicale “Angelo Masini” in Cesena.Among his latest projects: “Il clarinetto nel Jazz e nel’900 italiano”, the second volume (CD+DVD) belonging to DUETS line, dedicated to the meeting between contemporary jazz and Italian music of the Twentieth Century, created with Limen music & arts in collaboration with Warner Chapell Music Italian music edition, and the recording of Jean Françaix’s, Carl Nielsen’s and Aaron Copland’s Concertos, unpublished project for an Italian musician.With Limen music & arts he has also published two CD+DVD box sets: the first is dedicated to Mozart’s and Brahms’ Quintets for clarinet and string quartet, with some of the pricipal instrumentalists of La Scala Orchestra, the second one is performed in DUO with the Japanese pianist Takahiro Yoshikawa.He is author of the book “Il clarinetto”, published by Zecchini Editore, coming soon also in english version.Is Principal Soloist at the Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese.
The tv channel Sky-Classica has devoted a documentary, called “Notevoli”, to his artistic life and a special edited by TVSAT2000.


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