Fabio Gallucci

mandolin player


About me

Born in Ischia (Naples, Italy) in 1980, Fabio Gallucci began to play the mandolin when he was 6 years old. He was awarded the Diploma in Mandolin at the Naples Conservatory before furthering his studies with Florentino Calvo at the ENMD in Argenteuil, France, and with Juan Carlos Muñoz at the Conservatory of Esch-sur-Alzette in Luxembourg. 

He also studied baroque music with M. Squillante at the ‘La Pietà dei Turchini’ Centre for Ancient Music in Naples, as well as composition, musical analysis and counterpoint at the Conservatory of Naples and the Conservatory of Montpellier, France.

He has worked with major theatres and orchestras in Italy and in France, including the Teatro San Carlo, Naples; the Opera Garnier, Paris; the Orchestre Symphonique de Montpellier; the Maggio Musicale Florentino; the Cagliari Opera; and the Arena Sferisterio of Macerata. He has performed under conductors such as Rostropovich, Berio, Renzetti, Santi, Garforth, Pahn, and Foster.

As a soloist and chamber performer, he has performed in Italy, France, the UK, Austria, Malta, Spain, the Czech Republic, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, the USA and Israel.

In 2009 and 2013 he was invited to be the mandola tutor for the European Mandolin and Guitar Youth Orchestra (EGMYO).

In 2012 he won the first prize at the ‘José Fernandez Rojas’ international competition for musical composition in Logrogno, Spain, with a piece for plectrum orchestra.

Since 2012, Fabio has been a member of the Kerman Mandolin Quartet, which brings together four soloists from different countries (Israel, Italy, France and Spain).

His recordings include:

- Serenata Mediterranea (2007): world première recording of the concertos for mandolin and strings by the Greek composer, Dimitri Nicolau

- Dal Vesuvio all'America Latina (2009): mandolin and guitar duets

  1. -Mosaïque (2009),

  2. -Trois Portraits (2012): both with the Nov Mandolin Ensemble

  3. -Panorama de la Musique Française (2012),

  4. -Concertos (2013): both with the French group MG21

  5. -Serenata Napulitana (2013): as part of the Duo Guarracino (mandolin, voice, guitar)

-Mozart (2015) with the string quartets of W. A. Mozart

In recent years he has worked to create a new repertoire for the mandolin and to re-discover traditional music. Among the many contemporary composers who have written works for him are Gordon, Paliotti, Altieri, Schwartz, Nicolau, Blanco Ruiz, Beer-Demander, and Iacono.

As a teacher, he frequently leads classes for the mandolin and for musical ensembles in France, with orchestras and at mandolin festivals. Fabio currently teaches at the Conservatory Béziers Méditerranée in France.

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