Biography

FERNANDO FRACASSI

MUSICIAN, COMPOSER, MUSIC PEDAGOGUE, MUSIC THERAPIST, WRITER , PRODUCER

Fernando Fracassi
Fernando Fracassi,  Portrait. Photo by Isolde Krapf for ‘Main Post’, Bad Kissingen, Germany, 2017

 

♦ MUSIC PERFORMANCE

 

INSTRUMENTS PERFORMED

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MUSIC GENRES PERFORMED

  • Ambient
  • Classical
  • Easy Listenings
  • Fusion (Classical and Jazz or Rock)
  • Latin Jazz
  • Progressive Rock
  • Soundtracks
  • World Music

 

TOUR AND LIVE PERFORMANCES

  • Africa (Egypt, South Africa)
  • America (United States of America)
  • Asia (Hong Kong)
  • Europe (Italy, Finland, Germany, Hungary, the Netherland, Romania, Sweden)
  • Middle East (Sultanate of Oman)

 

OUTSTANDING EVENTS

Netherlands Gala Concert to the presence of Her Majesty the Queen Beatrix of Holland (Breda, the Netherlands, 2004)

Italy Solo Piccolo Concert to the presence of the Head of Italian Republic, prof. Carlo Azeglio Ciampi (Auditorium ‘Parco della Musica’, ‘Santa Cecilia Main Hall’, Rome, Italy, 2004)

United States ‘Rockefeller Center’s Channel Garden’ of New York City (USA, 2004)

United States Solo Piccolo Concert for the ‘Columbus Day’ (Saint Feliciano Auditorium, Lodi, New Jersey, USA, 2004)

Hong Kong Solo Concert at Hong Kong City Hall (China, 2015)

 

PRINCIPAL COLLABORATIONS 

United States New York University, Department of Contemporary Music, Prof. Dinu Ghezzo and Robert Sirota (New York, USA, 1993) – Recording and live performance at Oradea´s State Philharmonic Orchestra (Oradea, Romania)

United States The Southern Mississippi University (Hattiesburg, USA, 2004) – Recording and concerts at Italian State Army Military Band (Rome, 2004, 2005 and 2007)

Germany University of Applied Sciences, ‘Niederrhein’ (Mönchengladbach, Germany, 2017)

Italy University ´La Sapienza´, Department of Philosophy, Prof. Corrado Bologna (as a lecturer for the exhibition of his book ´Flatus Vocis´, Romanian Academy in Italy, Rome, 2005)

Germany ‘Goethe Institute’, Gulf Region (Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, 2010)

Sweden Swedish Institute of Cultural Studies of Rome (Rome, Italy, 2015)

Romania Romanian Academy in Rome (Italy, 2015)

Italy Italian Institute of Culture (Bucharest, Romania, 1991 and 1996)

Germany Carl Maria von Weber Museum (Dresden, Germany, 2018)

Germany ´Opernakademie´ (Henfenfeld, Germany, 2018)

Oman Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra (collaboration with the tenor Placido Domingo as a trainer of the Wind Section of ROSO in occasion of the official opening of the Royal Opera House) (Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, 2011) and William Bennet (assistant in relation to his Flute Masterclass at Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra) (Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, Middle East, 2012)

South Africa Dante Alighieri’ Society in South Africa (Cape Town, Republic of South Africa, 2013)

South Africa Embassy of Italy in South Africa (Pretoria, South Africa, 2015)

JapanEmbassy of Japan in the Sultanate of Oman (Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, 2012)

Italy Anffas Onlus (Subiaco, Italy, 1987)

Hungary Bálint Sándor Művelődési Ház (Újszeged, Hungary, 1991)

Hungary Állami Zeneiskola (Hódmezővásárhely, Hungary, 1991)

Finland Olaus Petri Kirka (Helsinky, Finland, 2008)

 

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SOLO PERFORMER WITH ORCHESTRA ACCOMPANIMENT

Hong Kong Hong Kong ‘Symphonia’ Orchestra (China, 2015), etc.

Romania Cluj Napoca Philharmonic Orchestra (Cluj Napoca, Romania, 1991)

Romania Constanța Symphonic Orchestra (Constanța, Romania, 1993 and 1996)

 

ORCHESTRA PLAYER

Netherlands Piccolo soloist at European Union Military Band, Italian Republic representative (Breda, the Netherlands, 2005)

Italy Piccolo Soloist at Italian Army Symphonic Band (Rome, Italy, from 2000 to 2007)

Italy Principal Flutist (Solo Flutist) at Molise Symphonic Orchestra (Campobasso, Italy, 1998 and 1999)

Romania Co-Principal Flutist at Oradea’s State Philharmonic Orchestra (Oradea, Romania, 1990 and 1993)

Romania Co- Principal Flutist at Tîrgu Mureș Philharmonic Orchestra (Tîrgu Mureș, Romania, 1991)

Romania Piccolo Player (collaborations) at Satu Mare Philharmonic Orchestra (Satu Mare, Romania, 1993)

Italy Flutist at Musicians’ Union of Rome Symphonic Orchestra (Rome, Italy, 1989)

Collaborations as orchestra player with the conductors: Piero Bellugi, Enrico de Mori, Ervin Acèl, Riz Ortolani, Alessandro Bloonksteiner

 

RECORDINGS

Germany  ´Fernando Fracassi Music´ (from 2013 to today)

United Kingdom ‘Olympia’ (London, UK) as a member of Oradea´s State Philharmonic Orchestra (Oradea, State Theatre, Romania, 1993)

Romania ‘Electrecord’ (Bucharest, Romania) as a member of Oradea´s State Philharmonic Orchestra (Oradea, State Theatre, Romania, 1993)

Italy ´Scomegna´ (Turin, Italy) – Recording as Piccolo Soloist with Symphonic Band accompaniment (Rome, Italy, 2004)

 

PRINCIPAL BROADCASTINGS

United States CBS (Interview for ‘Good Morning America’) (New York, 2004)

Italy RAI Italian State Broadcasting (Rome, Italy, 2004)

Romania Digi24 (Constanța, Romania, 1996)

Romania Radio Romania Cultural (Târgu Mureș, Romania, 1991)

 

EDUCATION (SUBJECTS)

  • Flute
  • General Music
  • History of Music
  • Pedagogy of Music
  • Theory of Music
  • Music and Imagery

 

EDUCATION (TEACHING POSITIONS)

Oman Flute Teacher and Wind Ensemble Tutor at Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra (under His Majesty the Sultan Qaboos bin Said), Muscat (Sultanate of Oman, Middle East, 2010, 2011, 2012 )

Oman Flute Teacher and Wind Ensemble Tutor at Muscat Royal Philharmonic  Orchestra (under His Majesty the Sultan Qaboos bin Said), Muscat (Sultanate of Oman, Middle East, 2011 and 2012)

Oman Flute Teacher and Wind Ensemble Tutor at the Royal Guards of Oman Military Band (under His Majesty the Sultan Qaboos bin Said), Muscat (Sultanate of Oman, Middle East, 2009)

South Africa Guest Conductor at´UNISA´, University of South Africa (Masterclass) (Soshanguve, Tswane, Republic of South Africa, 2015)

Hong Kong  LDM, Linguistic Development and Music, Fracassi Method (´Babysteps´, Hong Kong, China, 2015)

Italy History and Aesthetics of Music Teacher at Liceums ‘Terenzio Mamiani’, ‘Virgilio’, ‘Jean Piaget’, ‘Bertrand Russell’, ‘Jean Jack Rousseau’ (Rome, Italy, from 1986 to 1989)

Italy  History and Aesthetics of Music Teacher (´Giovannangelo Braschi´, Subiaco, Italy)

Italy ´Montessori Method´ Music Teacher at ´Maria Montessori´High School (Rome, Italy, 1985 and 1986)

Italy Member of Commission at ´Maria Montessori´High School for evaluation of the new teacher of ´Montessori´Method

 

MASTERCLASS

Italy William Bennett (Belveglio, Italy)

Italy Conrad Klemm (Castelsardo, Italy, 1983)

Italy Stephen Preston (Ancient Flutes, Flûte Traversière and Recorders) (Belveglio, Italy, 1983)

Italy Arrigo Tassinari (Private lessons at his home, Rome, Italy, 1983 and 1984)

 

PRIZES

Italy First Prize at the National Competition for Young Musicians at the International Music Fair of Milan (Milan, Italy, 1975)

Italy First Price at National Competition for Flutist of Terranuova Bracciolini (Terranuova Bracciolini, Italy, 1984)

Italy Second Price (First Price not assigned, equally placed) at Flute Competition of Latina (Latina, Italy, 1983)

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Italy Master Degree in Flute at Italian State Conservatory of Music (Campobasso, Italy, 1983)

Italy Master Degree in Music Performance and Pedagogy in Chamber Music at the Higher College of Musical Studies ‘Gaetano Braga’ of Teramo (Italy)

Italy Certified Music Teacher in Music Education for Middle Schools (Ministry of Education, Department for Abruzzo and Molise Regions, L´Aquila and Campobasso, Italy, 1985)

 

♦ THEATRE, LITERATURE AND RESEARCH

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Playright, Writer and Essayist

 

GENRES

  • Monologues with Music
  • Essays (History and Aesthetics of Music, Music and Imagery, Creative Drama and Music for Counselling , Stanislawsky/Fracassi System for Counselling
  • Ethnic flutes and piccolos
  • Poems
  • Fiction

 

♦ MUSIC AND IMAGERY

♦ PERFORMING ARTS FOR COUNSELLING

 

CURRENT ASSIGNMENT

Italy Director of the Center for Music and Imagery and Performing Arts for Counselling (Gambatesa, Italy, since 2018)

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND MASTERCLASS

United States Fellow Practitioner at AMI, Association for Music and Imagery (North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA since 2017)

Italy Active Music Therapy course with Rolando Benenzon (Anni Verdi´Association, Rome, Italy, 2007)

Italy Alexander Technique masterclass with Walter Vaugham Jones (Castelsardo, Italy, 1983)

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY IN THE FIELD

Germany Speaker at Congress ‘Kairos, den Wandel gestalten’ (‘Shaping the Change’), Congress, ‘Akademie Heiligenfeld GmbH’ (Bad Kissingen , Germany, 2018)

 

♦ JOURNALISM

 

MUSIC CRITICISM

Italy Music Critic for the Italian regional magazine ‘Molise Oggi’ (Campobasso, Italy, 1983)

 

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