Biography

FERNANDO FRACASSI

Flutist, Composer, Music Pedagogue, Music Therapist, Writer and Producer

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Fernando Fracassi – Photo by: Isolde Krapf for the ´Main Post´, Bad Kissingen (Germany), 2017

You will find here  the essential biography of Fernando Fracassi.

It is organized in different sections: Music Performance, Composition, Music Education, Theatre, Literature and Research, Music and Imagery (Couselling), Performing Arts for Counselling  (Stanislawsky / Fracassi Method and Alexander Technique) and Journalism.

Besides, every section has been divided in more detailed sub-sections to facilitate a more specific, quick and easier consultation.

It is possible also to download and print the general biography of Fernando Fracassi in German and Italian languages. You will find the files in PDF format to the end of all sections. Organizations, concert agencies and event managers can use these documents freely for flyers, booklets or media promotion.

 

♦ MUSIC PERFORMANCE

 

INSTRUMENTS PERFORMED

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MUSIC GENRES / STYLES PERFORMED

  1. Ambient
  2. Classical
  3. Crossover
  4. Easy Listenings
  5. Fusion (Classical and Jazz or Rock)
  6. Latin Jazz
  7. Progressive Rock
  8. Soundtracks
  9. World Music

 

TOURS, SOLO CONCERTS AND RECITALS

Africa 

 Egzpt Egypt

South Africa South Africa

Asia 

Hong Kong Hong Kong

Europe

Italian Italy

Finland flag Finland

German flag Germany

Hungary Hungary

Netherlands-Flag Netherlands

Romania Romania

Sweden Sweden

Middle East

Oman Sultanate of Oman

North America

usa United States of America

 

OUTSTANDING EVENTS

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

Italian 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)

usa  ‘Rockefeller Centre’s Channel Garden’ of New York City (USA, 2004)

usa 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

usa 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)

usa The Southern Mississippi University, Music Department for Band (Hattiesburg, USA, 2004) – Recording and concerts at Italian State Army Military Band (Rome, 2004, 2005 and 2007)

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

Italian 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)

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

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

Romania Romanian Academy (Rome, Italy, 2015)

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

German flag Carl Maria von Weber Museum and Memorial House (Dresden, Germany, 2018)

German flag ´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)

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

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

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

Italian Anffas Onlus (Subiaco, Italy, 1987)

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

Hungary Állami Zeneiskola (Hódmezővásárhely, Hungary, 1991)

Finland flag Olaus Petri Kirka (Helsinky, Finland, 2008)

 

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SOLO CONCERTS WITH ORCHESTRA / ENSEMBLE 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 POSITIONS

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

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

Italian 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)

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

Collaborations as orchestra player or Flute or Piccolo soloist with the conductors: Ervin Acèl, Horia Andreescu, Piero Bellugi, Alessandro Bloonksteiner, Radu Gabriel Ciorei, Enrico De Mori, Horst Gehann, Remus Georgescu, Aurel Niculescu, Miron Rațiu, Riz Ortolani.

 

RECORDINGS / INTERVIEWS

German flag ´Fernando Fracassi Music´ (from 2013 to today)

UK flag ‘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)

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

 

PRINCIPAL BROADCASTINGS

usa CBS (Interview for the tv show ‘Good Morning America’) (New York, 2004)

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

Romania Digi24 (Constanța, Romania, 1996)

Romania Radio Romania Cultural (Romanian National Broadcasting), Târgu Mureș, Romania, 1991)

 

PRIZES

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

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

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

 

♦ COMPOSITION

 

German flag Member of GEMA (Qualification: Composer), die Gesellschaft für musikalische Aufführungs- und mechanische Vervielfältigungsrechte , Munich, Germany (from 2017 to today)

Italian Member of SIAE, Italian Society of Authors and Editors (Rome, Italy, from 1985 to 2016)

 

♦ MUSIC EDUCATION

 

SUBJECTS:

  1. Flute
  2. General Music (Choir, Piano, Theory)
  3. History of Music
  4. Pedagogy of Music
  5. Theory of Music
  6. Music and Imagery

 

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 of Youth Orchestra 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)

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

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

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

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

 

MASTERCLASSES AND COURSES

UK flag William Bennett (Belveglio, Italy)

Switzerland-Flag-Photos Conrad Klemm (Castelsardo, Italy, 1983)

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

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

 

QUALIFICATIONS (UNIVERSITIES)

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

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

Italian 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

Playwright, Writer and Essayist

 

GENRES

Monologues with Music, Poems, Fiction

Essays (History and Aesthetics of Music, Music and Imagery, Creative Drama and Music for Counselling , Stanislawsky / Fracassi System for Counselling

Ethnic flutes and piccolos

 

♦ MUSIC AND IMAGERY (COUNSELLING)

♦ PERFORMING ARTS FOR COUNSELLING (STANISLAWSKY / FRACASSI METHOD)

♦ ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE

 

CURRENT POSITIONS

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

 

QUALIFICATIONS

usa Fellow Practitioner at AMI, American Association for Music and Imagery (North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA, from 2015 to today)

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

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

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES (COUNSELLING AND MUSIC, STANISLAWSKY / FRACASSI METHOD AND ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE)

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

German flag Private lessons and Counselling sessions

 

♦ JOURNALISM

 

MUSIC CRITICISM / RADIO

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

Italian Speaker for cultural programs at ´TRC, Teleradio Campobasso´ (Campobasso, Italy, 1979-1980) and Radio Canale 101 (Campobasso, Italy, 1981-1983)

 

♦ FERNANDO FRACASSI – GENERAL BIOGRAPHY

 

Germany  Fernando Fracassi – Biografie

Italian  Fernando Fracassi – Biografia

 

 

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