Biography

Fernando Fracassi
Fernando Fracassi, ‘Main Post’, Bad Kissingen, Germany, Photo by Isolde Krapf © 2017

Fernando Fracassi, flutist, piccolo player, composer, arranger, instructor, writer and producer studied Flute with Alessio Persichilli, Conrad Klemm, Peter Lukas Graf, William Bennett, Arrigo Tassinari and Stephen Preston achieving two Masters Degree in Music Performance and Education, Flute and Chamber Music, respectively at `Lorenzo Perosi´Conservatory of Music (Campobasso, Italy) and `Gaetano Braga´Higher College of Musical Studies (Teramo, Italy).

He studied also Conducting with Emil Simon and Alexander Technique with Walter Vaugham Jones.

Principal Flute Solo at Molise Symphony Orchestra (Italy), Co-Principal Flutist at Oradea State Philharmonic Orchestra and Tîrgu Mureș Philharmonic Orchestra (Romania), Piccolo Soloist at European Union Military Band (Italian Representative, the Netherlands), Piccolo Soloist at Italian Army Symphonic Band and Flutist at Rome Musicians Union Symphonic Orchestra (`Cinecitta´Movie Studios), Fernando Fracassi has performed as a Piccolo soloist for the Head of Italian State Professor Carlo Azeglio Ciampi and Her Majesty the Queen Beatrix of Holland.

He has been also Flute Instructor at the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra, Muscat Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Guards of Oman Military School of Music working under His Majesty the Sultan Qaboos bin Said. During this period, he collaborated with Placido Domingo and William Bennett. Between 2018 and 2019, he has been Flute Instructor at Daniel Barenboim – Edward Said Foundation in Ramallah (West Bank).

His outstanding performances includes between others solo concerts at `Rockefeller Center´of New York (USA, `Columbus Day´, Edition 2004), `San Feliciano´Auditorium (Lodi, New Jersey, USA, 2004), `Hong Kong City Hall´(China, 2015),`Parco della Musica Auditorium´ of Rome (Italy, 2004) and `Carl Maria von Weber´ Museum and Memorial House of Dresden (Germany, 2018).

Fracassi recorded for Olympia (London, UK), Scomegna (Turin, Italy), Electrecord (Bucharest, Romania) such as RAI, National Italian Broadcasting (Third Channel and RAI International) and Radio Romania Cultural. He hold also an interview for the popular program ´Good Morning America` broadcast by the famous `CBS´of New York City (USA).

Fernando Fracassi cooperated with different Universities and Cultural Institutions worldwide including: the New York University, the Southern Mississippi University, Mönchengladbach University (Germany), UNISA (University of South Africa), `La Sapienza´ University (Rome, Italy), the Swedish Institute of Cultural Studies in Rome, the Romanian Academy in Rome, the `Goethe Middle East Institute´(Sultanate of Oman) near many others Institutes of Culture, Cultural Associations and Foundations in the world.

Actually, he performs live regularly and holds masterclass worldwide using Ancient, Ethnic, Modern and Amplified Flutes and Piccolos in combination with Live Electronics. His private collection includes at moment fifty flutes, piccolos and recorders coming from all over the world.

His repertoire ranges from Classical to Latin Jazz, from Easy Listening to World Music.

As a composer, Fernando Fracassi is specialized in various musical genres: Classical, Soundtracks, Electroacoustic Music and Crossover.

From 2017, he holds his company `Fernando Fracassi Music´in Germany. Fracassi composes, arranges and record his music in his private studio and publish his compositions, arrangements and books through his publishing house.

 

 

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