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CONDUCTOR Fabio Macelloni

Fabio Macelloni is an Orchestra and Choir conductor Born in Genoa (Italy) in 1960, he started his career as a pianist and organist, having studied under Lidia Arcuri, Giorgio Carnini and Pierre Pidoux. For orchestral conducting he was trained by Giampiero Taverna at the Verdi Conservatory in Milan, and later he has been a student of Julius Kalmar, a lecturer at the Vienna Academy.

For a number of years he worked as a pianist, accompanying singers and instrumentalists, developing his skill and experience, especially as regards the lyrical repertoire. His interest then shifted towards a polyphonic and choral repertoire, and in 1992 he founded the “I POLIFONICI di Genova” choir, which was initially made up of a single polyphonic choir, but in the years that followed this was added to by an important choir of young voices that have held numerous concerts throughout the country, among other things making a guest appearance at the National Festival of Sacred Music in Loreto, at the Centro Busoni in Empoli and at almost all the theatres in Liguria.  In addition to intense involvement in concerts, overseeing this choir (which allowed him to specialise in a symphonic-choral repertoire with a classical and romantic overtone) he has repeatedly recorded for the Philarmonia and Bongiovanni CD labels.

For more than ten years he worked as the conductor of the Children Choir at the Carlo Felice Theatre in Genoa. He was also musical assistant at the Genoa broadcast studios of RAI [National Radio and Television Service] where he acquired specific skills in the sound engineering. For some years he worked on a regular basis with the Philarmonia and Dynamic CD companies, and for the latter he produced an audio-visual work (overseeing to both the musical and sound aspects) as part of the European “Open Drama” project, an experimental Internet portal for opera.

In recent years he has engaged in more intensive activity as orchestra conductor, working with various Italian orchestras: Carlo Felice Symphonic Orchestra in Genoa,  “Pomeriggi Musicali” in Milan, Sanremo Symphony Orchestra, “I Virtuosi Italiani” Orchestra in Modena, Genoa Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, Regional Orchestra of Liguria, Classical Orchestra of Alessandria, “Serenade Ensemble” wind orchestra of Trieste, and  Genoa Chamber Orchestra.

In addition to the numerous concerts in Italy, he also has a tour of the United States of America to his credit, as guest of cultural organisations such as the University of Denver in Colorado and the Chicago Chamber Orchestra that performed under his direction.  Since 2013 he started collaborate with several orchestras in China: Xiamen Symphonic Orchestra, Chengdu Symphony Orchestra, Nanjing Symphonic Orchestra, Shanghai Conservatory Orchestra.

He has also been a lecturer at the conservatories of Florence, L’Aquila, Mantua and Trento, winner of a national competition, and since 1989 he has been holding the class of Choir Conducting at the Niccolò Paganini State Conservatory of Music in Genoa, as well as holding courses of Informatics for Music, Acoustics and Electro-Acoustics for Music. In 2014 he has been guest professor of conducting at the Shanghai Conservatory and he is actually guest Conductor at the China Conservatory in Beijing.


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