Since 1984 Fabrizio Meloni, is the ?rst solo clarinet chair of the Orchestra and Philharmonic of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan. He ?nished his clarinet studies at Milan’s Conservatorio “G. Verdi”with summa cum laude and a special mention for his artistic achievement. Winner of dozens of national and international prizes (ARD München-1987, Prague –1987, inter alia), he has accompanied soloists of international repute: Bruno Canino, Alexander Lonquich, Michele Campanella, Heinrich Schiff, Friederich Gulda, Nazzareno Carusi, Editha Gruberova, the Hagen Quartet, Myung-Whun Chung, Philip Moll and the Fine Arts Quartet.
He has toured the United States and Israel with the “Quintetto di Fiati Italiano”, performing works specially dedicated to this ensemble by Luciano Berio (with whom he has collaborated throughout the years 1989-1994) and Salvatore Sciarrino. With Nuovo Quintetto Italiano he has also toured South America and the Far East, where he met with enthusiasm from both the public and the critics. He has also had the same success in various concerts in Japan with Phillip Moll and I Solisti della Scala (Tokyo and Osaka), performing a programme of Italian Opera collections recorded on the CD “I Fiati all’Opera”(DAD Records). With the ensemble I Solisti della Scala Trio he has performed all over the world. The Washington Post summed up their recital in Washington, DC as: “An evening of breathtaking artistry”. In 2007 he toured Italy, Germany, the United States, Australia and Japan playing duo with the pianist Nazzareno Carusi, celebrating the anniversaries of Johannes Brahms and Domenico Scarlatti. After their performance for the Hamburg’s Brahms-Gesellschaft, Cord Garben (the artistic producer of Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli’s Deutsche Grammophone recordings) wrote: “Listening to their recital has been an unforgettable adventure”. He has produced various recordings: the Sinfonia Concertante and the Concert K 622 for clarinet and orchestra with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala conducted by Riccardo Muti; Pulcherrima Ignota with the Bairav Ensemble: tribute to the gypsy music in the world; Duo Obliquo with Carl Boccadoro; the Quintetti for clarinet and strings by Mozart and Brahms; the Histoire du Soldat by Stravinsky in the double version for trio and settimino with Domenico Nordio, Giorgia Tomassi and I Solisti della Scala; the Quatuor pour la ?n des temps by Messiaen with the Trio Johannes.
For the most prestigious Italian musical magazine, AMADEUS, he has published the Concertos for clarinet and orchestra by Rossini, Donizetti and Mercadante with the Accademia Filarmonica of Verona; and the two Sonatas op. 120 for piano and clarinet by Brahms with Nazzareno Carusi: this recording has been de?ned “skillful”by the same review. In 2009 several recordings were released: the DVD “Duets”(Warner), the Francaix/Nielsen/Copland’s Clarinet Concertos (Amadeus), and “Ol ari Nyiro Diary” (by Fabrizio Meloni & Roberto Prosseda, from novels by Kuki Gallman). He has given masterclasses at the Paris’ Conservatory of Music, the Advanced Conservatory of Italian Switzerland in Lugano, Tokyo University, New York’s Manhattan School, Chicago’s NorthEastern Illinois University, the Academy Ca’ Zenobio in Treviso and the summer courses of Monterubbiano (AP). He also teaches at the Teatro alla Scala’s Academy, the Conservatorio di Udine (Italy) and the Conservatorio de Musica in Zaragoza (Spain). He is the author of the book “The Clarinet”, published by Zecchini Editore, and prefaced by Riccardo Muti. The tv channel Sky-Classica has devoted a documentary to his artistic life. In May 2012, he performed the ‘Mass in C Min KV417’ as Director with the ‘Orch. Sinfonica Abruzzese’ and the singers of the ‘Accademia del Teatro alla Scala‘. In November 2012, the Catalan radio programme ‘Impression’ dedicated an entire week of programming to Fabrizio. In Summer 2015, the Meloni-Yoshikawa duo went on tour in Japan and performed at the prestigious Suntory Hall – Tokyo, an event that has produced a documentary published by NHK (Japanese National Television Channel) in the ‘Classic Club’ series and subsequently broadcasted by the NHK-FM radio ‘Best of Classic’ programme. In 2015, Deutsche Grammophon released the cd ‘VIF ET RYTHMIQUE’ entirely devoted to the French repertoire for Clarinet and Piano ( with T. Yoshikawa). In 2016, Deutsche Grammophon released a new CD entirely dedicated to Mozart performed with the basset clarinet.
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