Goodbye 2018!

Dear all,

the ´old`year 2018 is ending and we are very near to celebrate the arrival of the new year 2019 with great joy and a renewed energy.

2018 has been a very interesting year for me and my company Fernando Fracassi Music from many points of view.

First of all, I would like to remember two great recitals: the first with the pianist Serena Chillemi at the famous `Steinwayhaus`, `Rubinsteinsaal`of Munich followed by the important concert at the famous `Memorial House and Museum` of Carl Maria von Weber in Dresden.

'Steinwayhaus', 'Rubinsteinsaal', Munich (Germany), Fracassi-Chillemi Duo, 2018
‘Steinwayhaus’ (‘Rubinsteinsaal’), Munich, Germany, 2018 – Serena Chillemi (Piano)

Another memorable recital has been realized at `Opernhaus`of Henfenfeld in the wonderful ancient castle of this city. The excellent pianist Anna Balint, who will be again in tour with me during 2019, and I performed a catching program based on music by W. A. Mozart, F. Schubert, G. Donizetti and A. Piazzolla.

Fernando Fracassi and Anna Balint
Anna Balint (Pf) – Chamber Music Recital at ´Opernhaus´, Schloss (Castle) Henfenfeld, Germany, 2018

Overall, I would like to give a particular emphasis to my anniversary of ´50 years in Music`which I have celebrated in Italy and Germany performing my Solo Recital ´Lebensmelodien´. The show, which will be re-scheduled during 2019, is based on my own compositions and arrangements realized at my private recording studio in Germany. I played live on twenty different flutes and piccolos coming from various Countries in the world using a live electronic equipment and orchestral backing tracks.

Fernando Fracassi in 'Lebensmelodien´
Kunsthaus Michel, Würzburg, Germany, 2018 – ‘Lebensmelodien’ – Recorders, Böhm and Ethnic Flutes, Piccolo, WX5 and Live Electronics- Solo Recital

`Lebensmelodien Tour` - Press Review

In the fields of Applied Music, it was a very nice experience for me to take part as a speaker to the big event ´Kairos`organized by the very-well known `Akademie Heiligenfeld`of Bad Kissingen. The congress has been followed by around a thousand enthusiastic participants and was really successful!

´Kairos`Congress - Bad Kissingen (2018)

The final part of the year has given me two new opportunities of work as a Flute Instructor. The first appointment has been my Masterclass at the `Municipal School of Music` of Santa Croce di Magliano (Italy) under the high professional and passionate guidance of the bass player Leo Quartieri.

Worshop @ Santa Croce di Magliano (Italy)

The second was the honor to work for the celebrated ´Daniel Baremboim – Edward Said Foundation` based in Ramallah (West Bank) where I am teaching at moment.

I have again the occasion to offer my professional experience to gifted Arab students exactly five years later the ending of my teaching period of four years in Muscat at Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra and Muscat Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under His Majesty the Sultan Qaboos bin Said. My Flute course will go on until the beginning of July 2019.

Baremboim Said Youth Orchestra (Ramallah, West Bank)
The Baremboim Said Youth Orchestra (Ramallah, West Bank) and teachers during the tour in Turkey (Ankara, Turkey, 2018)

Finally, 2019 will be again an exciting year full of interesting and original projects and live performances around the globe. I will be very happy to meet you by person at least to one of them. All events will be regularly advertised on the page ´Calendar`of my official website such as all my principal social network.

I and my collaborators wish you and your families all the best for a wonderful and prosperous 2019!!!

Fernando Fracassi