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Fabrizio Meloni

Clarinette solo de l'orchestre Teatro alla Scala

Fabrizio Meloni, since 1984, is the first solo clarinet chair of the Orchestra and the Philharmonic of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan. He has finished his clarinet studies at Milan’s Conservatorio « G. Verdi »with summa cum laude and the special mention for his artistic achievement.

Winner dozens of national and international prizes (ARD Munchen-1987- Prague –1987-, among all), he has been partner of soloists of international reputation: Bruno Canino, Alexander Lonquich, Michele Campanella, Heinrich Schiff, Friederich Gulda, Nazzareno Carusi, Editha Gruberova, the Hagen Quartet, Myung-Whun Chung, Philip Moll and the Fine Arts Quartet. He has toured the United States and Israel with the « Quintetto a Fiati Italiano », performing works specially dedicated to this ensemble by Luciano Berio (with whom he has collaborated along the years 1989-1994) and Salvatore Sciarrino. With Nuovo Quintetto Italiano he has already toured South America and Far East, receiving enthousiastic consents of public and critic. The same success he has had in various series of concerts in Japan with Phillip Moll and I Solisti della Scala (Tokyo and Osaka), performing a program of Italian Opera’s collections recorded in the CD « I Fiati all’Opera »(DAD Records).

With the ensemble I Solisti della Scala Trio he has performed all over the world. The Washington Post has written about their recital in Washington, DC: « An evening of breathtaking artistry ». In 2007 he has toured Italy, Germany, the United States, Australia and Japan playing duo with the pianist Nazzareno Carusi, celebrating the anniversaries of Johannes Brahms and Domenico Scarlatti. After their performance for the Hamburg’s Brahms-Gesellschaft, Cord Garben (the artistic producer of Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli’s Deutsche Grammophone recordings) has written: « The listening to their recital has been an unforgettable adventure ».

He has realised various recordings: the Sinfonia Concertante and the Concert K 622 for clarinet and orchestra with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala conducted by Riccardo Muti; Pulcherrima Ignota with the Bairav Ensemble: tribute to the tzigane music in the world; Duo Obliquo

with Carl Boccadoro; the Quintetti for clarinet and strings by Mozart and Brahms; the Histoire du Soldat by Stavinskij in the double version for trio and settimino with Domenico Nordio, Giorgia Tomassi and I Solisti della Scala; the Quatuor pour la fin des temps by Messiaen with the Trio Johannes. For the most prestigious Italian musical magazine, AMADEUS, he has published the Concertos for clarinetto and orchestra by Rossini, Donizetti and Mercadante with the Accademia Filarmonica of Verona; and the two Sonatas op. 120 for piano and clarinet by Brahms with Nazzareno Carusi: this recording has been defined « skillful »by the same review. In 2009 will be released several recordings: the DVD « Duets »(Warner), the Francaix/Nielsen/Copland’s Clarinet Concertos (Amadeus), and « Ol ari Nyiro Diary » (by Fabrizio Meloni & Roberto Prosseda, from novels by Kuki Gallman.

He has given masterclass for the Paris’ Conservatory of Music, the Advanced Conservatory of Italian Switzerland in Lugano, the Tokyo University, the New York’s Manhattan School, the Chicago’s NorthEastern Illinois University, the Academy Ca’ Zenobio in Treviso and for the summer courses of Monterubbiano (AP). He also teaches for the Teatro alla Scala’s Academy, the Conservatorio di Udine (Italy) and the Conservatorio de Musica in Zaragoza (Spain).

He is author of the book « The Clarinet », published by Zecchini Editore, and prefaced by Riccardo Muti.

The tv channel Sky-Classica has devoted a documentary to his artistic life.

In May 2012, he performed the ‘Mass in C Min KV417’ as Director with the ‘Orch. Sinfonica Abruzzese’ and the singers of the ‘Academia del Teatro all Scala’.

In November 2012, the Catalan radio program ‘Impression’ dedicated to Fabrizio an entire week of programming.

In Summer 2015, the Meloni-Yoshikawa duo went on tour in Japan and performed at the prestigious

Suntory Hall – Tokyo, an event that has produced a documentary published by NHK (Japanese National Television Channel) in the ‘Classic Club’ series and subsequently broadcasted by NHK-FM radio ‘Best of Classic’ program.

In 2015, DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON released the cd ‘VIEF ET RYTHMIQUE’ entirely devoted to the French repertoire for Clarinet and Piano (with T.Yoshikawa).

In 2016, DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON released a new CD entirely dedicated to Mozart performed with the BASSET CLARINET.

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Vif et Rythmique(2015) Deutsche Grammophon

Genesi, pensiero, idee, peso del suono, dialogo, complicità... legato.
Incontro Takahiro Yoshikawa nel suo camerino alla fine di un recital con queste parole nella mente.
La porta si apre, incontro lo sguardo di Takahiro e immediatamente dalle sue labbra scaturisce una domanda secca: "Cosa ne pensi?"
Mi soffermo, penso, passano pochi istanti e di nuovo incalza con la stessa domanda: "Cosa ne pensi?"
Il messaggio questa volta è chiaro: è riferito al nuovo cd che dovrò raccontare.
Un lavoro tutto improntato sulla musica da camera francese per clarinetto e pianoforte.
Provo così a dare una risposta alla insistente domanda di Takahiro, iniziando a parlare della prima volta in cui ho ascoltato Fabrizio Meloni. Fin da subito ho apprezzato il bellissimo suono, la tecnica perfetta, l'uso delle dinamiche, dei colori, del fraseggio, la sua personalità.
"E il disco?" irrompe Takahiro.
"Una meraviglia!" rispondo.
Sono rimasto veramente colpito dalla grande diversità di approccio che emerge netta in ogni singolo brano, ognuno dei quali rivela una costruzione unica e assolutamente personale del suono, del colore, del fraseggio e dell'articolazione.
Questo è, per me, l'elemento di maggiore sorpresa del disco.

Il disco comprende sei pezzi per clarinetto e pianoforte scritti nel Novecento da compositori francesi e organizzati in ordine cronologico.
Il più antico fu composto da Claude Debussy nel 1910, il più recente da Jean Françaix nel 1974.
A differenza delle grandi composizioni (per orchestra, liriche, ecc.), che devono essere più attente alle nuove tendenze o alla moda, la musica da camera o per ensemble può essere più personale e rispecchiare i veri sentimenti del compositore.

Shigeru Saito

Mozart: Clarinet Concerto - Adagio and Fugue - Clarinet Quintet(2016) Universal Music Italia s.r.l., Universal-Classics-Jazz, Deutsche Grammophon
Alexandre Tansman: Wind Concertos(2018) CPO
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