Fabrizio Falasca

1st Violin

Assistant Leader

Fabrizio was born in 1988 near Napoli and at the age of 10 began to learn to play the piano and violin. Fabrizio studied with Salvatore Accardo at W.Stauffer Academy, Felice Cusano at the Fiesole School of Music, and with Dora Schwarzberg at the Pinerolo Academy, following her in various masterclasses.

Portrait of Fabrizio Falasca

After his studies in Italy, Fabrizio was awarded a scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music in London and graduated with a Masters of Music in Violin Performance under So-Ock Kim. Fabrizio has also attended numerous masterclasses with teachers such as Maxim Vengerov, Leonidas Kavakos, György Pauk and Lenuta Ciulei among others.

Fabrizio has been a prize-winner at a number of prestigious competitions including the 2010 Vittorio Veneto Violin Competition and the 2013 Andrea Postacchini International Violin Competition. In 2016, he won the Concertmaster position of the Tiroler Symphonieorchester Innsbruck and in the same year joined the Philharmonia Orchestra as Assistant Leader.

Fabrizio has performed as soloist with major orchestras throughout the world including Europe, China, USA, South America and Iran. He has been member and guest player of several orchestras including the San Carlo Orchestra in Naples, Santa Cecilia Orchestra in Rome, Maggio Musicale Orchestra in Florence and Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxemburg. He also led the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari Orchestra, the Verdi Philharmonic Orchestra (by invitation of D. Oren) and the Tiroler Festspiele Orchestra Erl (by invitation of G. Kuhn).

Fabrizio is in demand as a guest Concertmaster with world class orchestras including the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

Fabrizio has attended music festivals as a soloist across the world including Ravello Festival, the Festival dei Due Mondi, Kassel Festival, and Kulangsu Music Festival. He performs regularly in the Philharmonia Chamber Players series and in prestigious concert halls such as San Carlo Theatre, Verdi Theatre, Salle Garnier, Vahdat Hall, Royal Festival Hall, and Musikverein Brahms Saal. He also appears on radio including RAI Radio and BBC Radio, and has recorded for Classic Produktion Osnabrück, Centaur Records, Amadeus, Aulicus Classics and Brilliant Classics.

Fabrizio plays a J.Guarneri 1727 violin gifted by the Barison family.

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