Diego Fasolis

Conductor
representation zone: General Management - World

Highlights

-     More than 120 recordings released by major international labels such as EMI-Virgin, Universal Music, Warner Classic and Naïve (Grammy Award, Diapason D’Or, and Echo Klassik for his recordings with Cecilia Bartoli, Martha Argherich..)

-     Gluck’s Iphigenie en Tauride -  Salzburg Fest. 2015

-     Haendel’s Trionfo del Tempo & Tamerlano Scala 2016 & 2017

-     Rossini’s Turco in Italia – Hamburg Staatsoper  2018/2019

-     Rossini’s Cenerentola  – Opéra Royal de Wallonie  2018/2019

-     Rossini’s Le Comte Ory – Zurich Opernhaus  2017/2018

-     Bellini’s Norma at the Montecarlo Opera House  2016

-     Cecilia Bartoli’s St Petersbourg – World Tour  2015/2016

-     Mozart’s Zauberflöte, Clemenza di Tito and Ariodante,  Lausanne Opera  2015/16/17

-     Mozart’s “Eastern Concertcelebration in Grafenegg with the Tonkunstler Orchestra – 2017

-     Beethoven’s IX Symphony with Concentus Musicus – Musikverein 2016

BIOGRAPHY

Diego Fasolis is known worldwide as one of the reference interpreters for historically informed music. His versatility and virtuosity are combined with a rigorous style which is highly appreciated by the public and by international critics, who follow him throughout the most important European and American festivals as well as via global radio, television and discographic recordings which have been celebrated with the most coveted awards of the specialized press (more than 120 released by major international record companies such as EMI-Virgin,  Naïve, Universal Music and Warner Classic).

He studied in Zurich, Paris and Cremona obtaining four diplomas with distinction. He began his career in the 80s as a concert organist, performing in hundreds of concerts and regularly executing the complete works of Bach, Buxtehude, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Franck and Liszt. He then went on to become a music director.

It is in this capacity that he was appointed in 1993 as Chief conductor of the vocal and instrumental ensembles of Swiss Radio and Television. In 1998 he began conducting “I Barocchisti”, a baroque orchestra with period instruments, which he founded with his wife Adriana Fasolis-Brambilla.  After her premature death in 2013 he established a charitable foundation in her name to support young musicians. He also works as a guest teacher with leading groups and singers internationally. Since 2011 he has been working with the acclaimed mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli in world-famous projects, audio and video recordings and major concert tours the last of which was dedicated to Italian and German authors present in the St. Petersburg archives. With the mezzosoprano  he conducted as well Bellini’s Norma in Montecarlo.

In 2011, Pope Benedict XVI awarded him an Honorary Doctorate of Sacred Music.

For his commitment to the rediscovery of operatic repertoire, he has received numerous prizes among them many Disco d’Oro, the Grand Prix du Disque for his work on Handel and Vivaldi and an Echo Klassic for the opera Artaserse by Leonardo Vinci. In 2014 he was nominated for two Grammy Awards for his work and for the triumphant “Mission” project with included works by Agostino Steffani and in 2015 for the “St. Petersburg” project.

Since 2013 he is a regular guest at the Salzburg Festival where he takes part in concerts and opera projects, the latest of those projects the acclaimed Iphigenie en Tauride.

In 2016 La Scala entrusted him with the creation of an orchestra on period instruments and they presented Il Trionfo del tempo e del Disinganno in 2016.

In 2016 following in Nicholaus Harnoncourt footsteps, he has performed Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony three times at the Vienna Musikverein with the Concentus Musicus Wien and the A. Schoenberg Choir.

Among the presents and future engagements we mention Tamerlano with Placido Domingo at Teatro alla Scala, Gluck’s Orfeo at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Le Compte Ory at the Zurich Opernhaus, Il Turco in Italia at the Hamburg Staatsoper, Cenerentola at the Opéra Royal in Liège, Così fan tutte at Teatro Regio in Turin, Clemenza di Tito at the Opéra de Lausanne and L’Incoronazione di Poppea at the Berlin State Opera.

  Last edited March 2017

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