ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Cadogan Hall - London Concert Tour Dubai Dubai World Trade Centre
BERLINER SYMPHONIKER ORCHESTRA Philharmonie Hall - Berlin
Charismatic and dynamic young Italian conductor Alessandro Fabrizi brings a fresh vision and deep musical insight that attracts audiences of all ages who respond with enthusiastic applause. In recent seasons, he has led prominent orchestras in Europe which earned him high praise from major newspapers. Leading British critic Robert Beattie noted "...Fabrizi managed to coax some gorgeous colors from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra..." and "...Fabrizi did an excellent job bringing out the yearning quality of the music..." In February 2015, Maestro Fabrizi toured successfully with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London performing at the Dubai World Trade Centre resulting in re-invitation. The “Gulf News” raved “Dubai swept up by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.”
In December 2014, Maestro Fabrizi performed his debut at the Berliner Philharmonie with the Berliner Symphoniker conducting Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony in addition to other Russian contemporary composers. He made headlines leading the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London at Cadogan Hall in June 2014 for the inauguration of his new concert series ”Music and Neuroscience” and again in November 2014 (Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7 amongst other works) resulting in rave response by the audience. Other conducting highlights of 2014 included his appearances in Italy with the Theatre San Carlo Orchestra in Naples featuring music of Brahms’ Hungarian Dances, Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet and Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Orchestra Sinfonica in Palermo.
On the operatic scene, Maestro Fabrizi was invited by the Theatre of Como to represent the “Opera Domani Project 2013”, performing Wagner's “Der Fliegende Hollander” at various Italian theatres including Arcimboldi of Milan, Region of Turin, and Comunale of Bologna. Alessandro Fabrizi is also the author of the new book on “Wagner between Ideology and Theatre” examining his relationship between the German philosophers Arthur Schopenhauer and Friedrich Nietzsche which was published in 2014 by University Press Lugano. In the same year, Fabrizi followed an invitation to conduct Rossini’s Stabat Mater at the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest with the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus.
In 2012, due to his previous success, Maestro Fabrizi took the podium to lead the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London again in Brahms’ First Symphony. Collaborating with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra since 2011, his performance in that year of Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Cadogan Hall received enthusiastic responses from the audience and from critics. Also in 2011, Maestro Fabrizi’s highlight in the Far East included his appearance at the Opera Festival of the Arts Center Opera House in Seoul, South Korea, to conduct “Tosca.” He also presented a Gala-Concert to commemorate Maria Callas at the National Opera Theatre in Bucharest and inaugurated the new season with Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony including three Italian choruses and the Simphonic Orchestra Monteverdi at the Flavio Vespasiano Theatre in Rieti in Italy.
Alessandro Fabrizi is engaged in various projects of cultural innovation and collaborates with UCLA (University California of Los Angeles). Fabrizi is a founding member of MEDIARS, an experimental center at UCLA which is involved in new technologies for culture and performance.
He has conducted worldwide, from Mexico to Seoul, South Korea and Japan, and throughout Europe and has been lauded by major newspapers and magazines such as Seen and Heard International, Il Messaggero, Il Tempo, Sette Giorni, Il Corriere Adriatico, Newsunday, Italoeuropeo, Amadeus, Aise, Liricamente, La Notizia, and others.
Alessandro Fabrizi began his conducting career with Maestro Jeffrey Tate with whom he studied the classical, romantic and late-romantic symphonic and opera scores, mainly in Italian and in German. He collaborated with Maestro Tate also for productions at the San Carlo Real Theatre in Naples, including Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro”, Bartok’s “The Barbablu Castle”, and Ravel’s “L’Enfant et les Sortilèges”. He served as Assistant of Maestro Donato Renzetti for operas including Tosca at the Verdi Theatre in Trieste (cast with Daniela Dessì, Marco Armiliato and Juan Pons) and Adriana Lecouvreur at the Massimo Theatre in Palermo.
His rising success at the opera scene was solidified at a concert with the “New Europe Symphony Orchestra” at the Bulgaria Hall of Sofia (in 2007). This marked the beginning of many collaborations with Eastern Europe’s National Theatres: During this period he conducted Le Nozze di Figaro, Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci, Carmen, Elisir d’Amore, Il Trovatore, Un Ballo in Maschera, La Traviata, Rigoletto, Lucia di Lammermoor, and Madame Butterfly.
Alessandro Fabrizi, a native of Italy, began his musical studies on the piano and percussion instruments at the age of five at the Italian Conservatoire “A. Casella” in L’Aquila, graduating in the latter with honors. He continued his studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London under Prof. Simon Carrington, and at the Akademie der Berliner Philharmonischen Orchester in Berlin under Prof. Rainer Seegers.
At the age of 21, he won the International Music Competition of Riviera del Conero (Ancona), of approx. five hundred participants from around the world (Gert Meditz president of the jury). A few years later he won a competition for timpanists held by the Orchestra of San Carlo in Naples, where he worked for several years, alternating frequent collaborations with the Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. At the same time, he began his composition studies and orchestra conducting at the high perfection course at the Music Academy of Pescara with M. Donato Renzetti and attending master-classes with M. Kenneth Kiesler (Professor of orchestra conducting at the University of Michigan in the United States) and Jorma Panula (Professor at the Sibelius Academy in Finland). He was among the eight Finalists selected worldwide for the master-class competition in St. Petersburg, of the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra (President Gennady Rozhdestvensky).
In addition to his concert activities, he lectures at two Italian Conservatoires: “N. Paganini” of Genova and “G. Martucci” of Salerno. Alessandro Fabrizi resides in Rome.