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Biography

Born in Como, Luigi Fabbri was introduced to music by his father and later pursued his studies at the “G. Verdi” Conservatory in Milan attending Irlando Danieli’s Composition, Analysis and Orchestration course, Davide Gualtieri’s Choral Drills, Giovanni Acciai’s Choral Conducting as well as graduating from Università degli Studi in Arts with full marks.

The first significant successes are with the “Academia Comensis” Orchestra; particularly relevant is that of 1994 (Mozart’s symphonies KV 201 and KV 425) held at the Congress Center of Villa Erba in Cernobbio (CO) as part of “Progetto Orfeo” focused on the theme of emigration and sponsored by the Department for Youth Policy of the Municipality of Como.

Gratified by the results achieved, Luigi Fabbri attended the Master classes held by Maestro Julius Kalmar and Maestro Michael Damev, already students of the famous Maestro Hans Swarowsky, during which he conducted operas (with the remarkable success of “Don Pasquale” by Donizetti), symphonies and concerts with various soloists, obtaining the diploma of merit in Orchestral Conducting and the possibility of continuing the studies in Vienna to deepen the repertoire.

Thanks to the significant results achieved, he had the opportunity to perfect himself with Maestro Carlo Maria Giulini under whose influential guide he passed the exams (including public concerts) of the Degree Course in Orchestra Conducting of the L.U.de.S. University of Zug, graduating with full marks and honors.

Since then, at the helm of various formations, he has conducted numerous symphonic, chamber and sacred music concerts in Milan, in the churches of S. Alessandro, S. Angelo and S. Agostino; in Switzerland in the Sacro Cuore church (of particular relevance a “Requiem” by Mozart in 2000) and at the Teatro Cittadella in Lugano; in Mendrisio at the Admiral Theater; in Campione d’Italia at the Nuovo Casinò Party Hall, getting promptly enthusiastic approval from the public and flattering reviews from specialized critics.

In 2013, to select the vocal cast of “Elisir d’Amore”, “Boheme” and “Traviata”, he was part of the jury of the “Voci all’opera” competition alongside important names in Opera, such as Angelo Loforese, Bruna Baglioni, Francesco Ellero D’Artegna and Armando Ariostini.

In 2015, in the Basilica of S. Agostino in Milan, in memory of the late director of the choir of R.A.I. Maestro Vittorio Pellegrini, he conducted a concert with the soprano Paola Cigna and the Italian Philharmonic Academy, warmly applauded by the large audience present.

He has worked with soloists, including violinist Mauro Rossi, currently first violinist of the Orquesta Nacional de Espana, cellist Andrea Scacchi, soprano Paola Cigna and pianist Annamaria Cigoli, with whom he also shared the artistic direction of the International Festivals “Lario in Classico” and “Ceresio Musica”.

In 2015 at the Istituto Elvetico of Lugano, as part of the XV Week of the Italian language, sponsored by the Farnesina and the Consulate General of Italy in Lugano, he held a conference entitled “L’italiano all’Opera” aimed at highlighting the diffusion of Italian as a favorite language in opera.

In 2016 for the cycle “Calendimaggio Concerts” at the helm of the European Classical Orchestra, he conducted three concerts in Milan in the church of S. Bernardino alle monache.

Constantly open to renewal, in March 2019, with an extraordinary public success, he conducted a concert in Lugano with the orchestra completely renewed in the ranks thanks to the exclusive presence of young talents selected for the occasion.

The enthusiastic expressions of consensus on the part of the public and the flattering reviews of the critique find their justification in the charismatic personality, in the marked communication skills, in the strong motivational charge and in the solidity of a cosmopolitan and wide-ranging cultural formation on both the musical and humanistic sides. Aside from making him, among other things, an appreciated teacher, these qualities represent the legacy of a path tangibly marked by the inestimable contribution of figures of excellence in the international academic circles and of the great European schools of Orchestra Direction.