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Fernando Fracassi,


Würzburg, Mainfranken, Germany


Flutist, piccolo player, composer, arranger, writer, producer, instructor and coach, Fernando Fracassi studied Flute with Alessio Persichilli, Conrad Klemm, Peter Lukas Graf, William Bennett, Arrigo Tassinari and Stephen Preston achieving two Masters Degrees in Music Performance and Education, Flute and Chamber Music, respectively at `L. Perosi´ Conservatory of Music (Campobasso, Italy) and `G. Braga´ Higher College of Musical Studies (Teramo, Italy). Principal Flute Solo at Molise Symphony Orchestra (Italy), Co-Principal Flutist at the Oradea’s State Philharmonic Orchestra (Romania) and Tîrgu Mureș’ Philharmonic Orchestra (Romania), Piccolo Soloist at the European Union Military Band (Italian Representative, the Netherlands), Piccolo Soloist at the Italian Army Symphonic Band and Flutist at Rome Musicians Union Symphonic Orchestra (‘Cinecitta´Movie Studios), he has performed as a Piccolo soloist for the Head of Italian State Professor Carlo Azeglio Ciampi and Her Majesty the Queen Beatrix of Holland. Fernando Fracassi has been also Flute Instructor at the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra (ROSO), Muscat Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (MRPO) 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, Fernando Fracassi has been Flute Instructor at `Daniel Barenboim – Edward Said´ Music Foundation (`Philistine Youth Musician Orchestra´- FYMO) and worked in Ramallah (West Bank). His outstanding performances includes between others solo concerts at the famous `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 held 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 (USA), the Southern Mississippi University (USA), 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 (see References for a complete panorama about his international collaborations and principal performances). Actually, he performs live regularly and holds courses and 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 Continents. 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. Between them: Classical, Ambient, Soundtracks, Electroacoustic Music, Crossover such as Music for Imagery. From 2017, Fracassi holds his company Fernando Fracassi Music in Germany and shares different musical, theatrical, cultural and educational projects (concert-lessons) with similar companies such as State and private Institutions worldwide. He composes, writes, arranges and records his compositions and texts in his private rehearsal and recording studio at his residence in Germany. Fernando Fracassi publish his music, arrangements and books through his publishing house. Near to his principal activities of performer, composer and writer, he holds conferences and workshops concerning the psycho-physical wellness through the practice of Performing Arts or Imagery and Music. Fernando Fracassi proposes sessions of work on Creative Drama and Music near to Music for Relaxation and Music for Imagery.

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