Biography

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

FERNANDO FRACASSI

Flutist, Piccolo player, Composer, Playwright, Writer, Imaginative Music Creator and Practitioner and Producer

Music genres: Ambient, Classical, Electroacoustic, Soundtrack, World Music

ACADEMIC STUDIES

William Bennett at The Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra during a masterclass of the British flutist with the participations of some Fernando Fracassi’s Omani students (Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, 2011)

Masters Degree in Music Performance and Education, Specialization: Chamber MusicGaetano Braga Higher College of Musical Studies (Teramo, Italy, 2007) – Mentor: Prof. Luciano Cerroni
Masters Degree in Music Performance and Education, Specialization: Flute – Lorenzo Perosi Conservatory of Music of the Italian State (Campobasso, Italy, 1983), Mentor: Prof. Alessio Persichilli
Post-graduate Mentors: Conrad Klemm, William Bennett, Arrigo Tassinari (Böhm Flutes), Stephen Preston, Berthold Kuijken (Ancient Music), Emil Simon (Conducting), Rolando Benenzon (Music Therapy in active modality), Claudio Widmann (Psychology of the Imagery)

COLLABORATIONS FOR PROJECTS AND LIVE PERFORMANCES (SELECTION)

Placido Domingo at The Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra during the rehearsals for the Official Opening of the Royal Opera House (Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, 2011)

Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences (Mönchengladbach, Germany, 2017) – Live performance
Royal Opera House (Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, 2011) – Gala Concert for the official opening of Opera House – Collaboration with Placido Domingo and Eugene Kuhn as a trainer of the wind section of the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra (ROSO)
The University of Southern Mississippi, Department of Music for Band (Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA) – Collaboration for recordings and live concerts from 2000 to 2007 – Prof. David Gregory, Prof. Thomas Fraschillo, Prof. Luigi Zaninelli
New York UniversityNYU, Department of Contemporary Music (New York City, 1993) – Collaboration for recordings and live concerts – Prof. Robert Sirota, Prof. Dinu Ghezzu

COMPOSITION – PROFESSIONAL REGISTERS

Hariprasad Chaurasia (Hindustani Indian Bansuri Flute Player) after a concert at Hong Kong City Hall (Hong Kong, China, 2015)

GEMA – Die Gesellschaft für musikalische Aufführungs- und mechanische Vervielfältigungsrechte, Munich, Germany – Composer (from 2017 to today)
SIAE – Italian Society of Authors and Editors, Rome, Italy – Composer (from 1985 to 2017)

FESTIVALS

Eugene Kuhn at The Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra during the rehearsals for the Official Opening of the Royal Opera House (Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, 2011)

Spoleto Festival (Spoleto, Italy, 2002) – Concert with the participation of Luciano Pavarotti
Mozart Anniversary (Târgu Mureș, Romania, 1991) – guest conductor: Aurel Niculescu, Nagy Emese, harp
Mozart Anniversary (Bucharest, Romania, 1991) – Italian Institute of Culture in Romania – guest conductor: Alexandru Moroșanu

JOURNALISM

Molise Oggi – Magazine – Campobasso, Italy, 1987 – Music Critic

MASTERCLASSES AND POST GRADUATED COURSES

Ancient flutes and recorders – Barthold Kuijken (2000), Stephen Preston (1983)
Active Music Therapy – Rolando Benenzon, Anni Verdi Association, Rome, Italy (1999)
Böhm Flute (William Bennett, Conrad Klemm, Arrigo Tassinari)
Experimental Psychology – Imagery – IPA, Institute of Applied Psychology of Turin (Italy, 2020) – Prof. Claudio Widmann
Solo Concert training and Conducting (Emil Simon) – Private lessons (Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 1993-1996)

MUSIC AND PSYCHOLOGY

Akademie Heiligenfeld GmbH (Bad Kissingen, Germany, 2018) – Psychology and Music Workshop – Theme: Imagery and Music – Speaker
Babysteps/Focus Media (Hong Kong, China, 2015) – LDM, Linguistic Development and Music, Fracassi Method – Copyright © 2015 – method for preschool children
Institut `Imago´ (Munich, Germany, 2015) – Receptive Music Therapy Workshop

ORCHESTRA

Fernando Fracassi (Portrait)

Piccolo Soloist at European Union Military Band (Breda, the Netherlands, 2005) – Gala concert to the presence of Her Majesty the Queen Beatrix of Holland – Golden 50th Military Taptoe
Principal Piccolo Player and Soloist at Italian Army Symphonic Band (Rome, Italy, from 2000 to 2007) – Conductor: Fulvio Creux
Principal Flutist at Molise Symphony Orchestra (Campobasso, from 1997 to 2000) – Conductor: Franz Albanese
Co-Principal Flutist and Piccolo player at Oradea State Philharmonic Orchestra – Principal conductors: Horia Andreescu, Miron Rațiu, Cristian Mandeal, Răzvan Cernat, Romeo Rimbu (Oradea, Romania, 1990-1991 and 1993-1996)
Co-Principal Flutist and Piccolo player at Târgu Mureș State Philharmonic Orchestra (Târgu Mureș, Romania, 1990-1991 and 1993-1996)
Piccolo player at Satu Mare State Philharmonic Orchestra (Satu Mare, Romania, (1991)
Flutist at Ferrazzano Festival (principal conductor: Piero Bellugi (Ferrazzano, Italy, 1989)
Flutist at Rome Union Musicians´(principal composers and conductors: Ennio Morricone, Riz Ortolani) – Cinecittà Movie Studios (Rome, Italy, 1987-1988)
Principal Flutist at Euro Shows Symphonic Orchestra (Livorno, Italy, 1983) – Conductor: Enrico De Mori
Second Flute at Piovera Youth Orchestra – Conductor: Giorgio Ferrari (Piovera, Italy, 1979)

PLAYS

Leonardo and Music – Al Haqawati National Palestinian Theater (Jerusalem, Israel, 2019)

Leonardo and Music (commissioned by Italian Consolate in Israel, West Bank, Jerusalem, 2019 – First performance: Al Haqawati National Palestinian Theater (Jerusalem, Israel, 2019) – Show included in the official celebrations of the Italian Republic for the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci
Babesch – The History of Western Classical Music from J.S.Bach to F.Poulenc – CD produced by Fernando Fracassi Productions (Campobasso, Italy – Copyright SIAE©2013)

PRICES

First Price at National Flute Competition of Terranuova Bracciolini (Arezzo, Italy, 1984) 
First Price at the International Music Exhibition of Milan (Italy, 1975) – Young Musicians Competition

RECORDINGS

Thijs van Leer (Focus) and Fernando Fracassi, Forum Berufskolleg Schloß, Paderborn, Germany, 2018

Lebensmelodien (Melodies of Life) – Fernando Fracassi: flutes and electronics, Saida Khalilova: piano, Morris Capone: double bass – Fernando Fracassi Music, Copyright © 2021 (GEMA, Munich, Germany)
Babesch – The History of Western Classical Music – Anthology – Angela Picco: piano – Fernando Fracassi Productions, Copyright © 2013 (SIAE, Rome, Italy)
Gaetano Labanchi: Gran Terzetto di Concerto for piccolo, alto clarinet, clarinet and symphonic band (Luciano Cascioli, alto clarinet – Carlo Calcagnini, clarinet – Fulvio Creux: conductor – Italian Army Symphonic Band (Scomegna Editions, Turin, Italy © 2007)
Claude Bolling: Suite No. 2 for flute and jazz piano trio (Paolo Subrizi: piano, Peter Kinda (Double Bass), László Orban (drums and percussions) (Fernando Fracassi Productions, Oradea, Romania © 1993)

SOLO PERFORMANCES (FLUTE, PICCOLO CONCERTS AND RECITALS – SELECTION)

Fernando Fracassi – Recital at ´Carl Maria von Weber Museum and Memorial House´, Dresden, Germany, 2018

Carl Maria von Weber Museum and Summer Memorial House (Dresden, Germany, 2018)
Steinway & Sons, Branch of Munich – Rubinsteinsaal – (Munich, Germany, 2018)
Hong Kong City Hall – Conductor: Sown Lee Choi – Symphonia Orchestra – (Hong Kong, China, 2015)
Rockefeller Center Gardens – Columbus Day 2004 Edition (Interview for Good Morning America by CBS, New York City, USA) – Conductor: Fulvio Creux – Italian Army Symphonic Band (New York City, USA, 2004)
San Feliciano Auditorium (Lodi, New Jersey, USA, 2004) – Conductor: Fulvio Creux – Italian Army Symphonic Band
Parco della Musica Auditorium – Santa Cecilia Main Hall – Solo Concert to the presence of the President of Italian Republic, Prof. Carlo Azeglio Ciampi – Direct worldwide broadcast for RAI International, Italian National Broadcasting (Rome, Italy, 2004)
Savoia Theater (Campobasso, Italy – Conductor: Romeo Rimbu, Oradea State Philharmonic Orchestra, 1997)
National Theater (Constanța, Romania – guest conductor: Remus Georgescu, Constanța Symphonic Orchestra – 1995)
Oradea´s National Theater (Oradea, Romania – guest conductor: Horst Gehann, 1991)

SPECIAL EDUCATION PROJECTS

Fernando Fracassi during his masterclass for UNISA, University of South Africa (Pretoria) dedicated to South African disadvantaged children and concerning the humanitarian project ‘Soshanguve Music Project and Orchestra’ (Soshanguve, Tswane, Republic of South Africa, 2013)

UNISA, University of South Africa (Pretoria, South Africa, 2013) – Soshanguve Music Project and Orchestra – Project for disadvantaged children (Coordinator: Arisa Vogel, Head of Music Department)

TEACHING

Fernando Fracassi – Flute Teacher at Daniel Baremboim/Edward Said Foundation, Ramallah, West Bank

Filistine Youth Musician Orchestra (FYMO) (Ramallah, West Bank, 2018-2019) – Principal Conductor: Eugeniy Chevkenov – Flute Section Trainer
Daniel Barenboim-Edward Said Foundation (Ramallah, West Bank, 2018-2019) – Flute Teacher, Wind Ensemble Tutor
The Royal Muscat Philharmonic Orchestra (RMPO), under His Majesty the Sultan Qaboos bin Said (Muscat. from 2011 to 2013) – Flute Teacher, Wind Ensemble Tutor
The Royal Oman Symphonic Orchestra (ROSO), under His Majesty the Sultan Qaboos bin Said) (Muscat, from 2010 to 2013) – Flute Teacher, Wind Ensemble Tutor
The Royal Guards of Oman Military School of Music (RGOMSM) under His Majesty the Sultan Qaboos bin Said (Muscat. from 2009 to 2010) – Flute Teacher
Ministry of Education of Italian State – Lazio and Molise regions – Music Education Teacher (1982-2003)

Last Update: July, 1st 2021


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