Fabio Massimo Capogrosso

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Fabio Massimo Capogrosso began studying the piano at an early age and immediately he prevaled in several national and international competitions. He won the First Prize at the "International Competition for young performers" of Cassino and the First Prize at the "National Competition city of Vasto.”

The combination of a certain musical and cultural vibrancy combined with a growing spirit of experimentation led him to study composition. In 2008 under the guidance of Maestro Sergio Prodigo, he obtained the first academic degree cum laude; meanwhile, he was also interested in other musical languages and studied "music applied to images," during "Copia l'autore" held by the famous Maestro Carlo Crivelli (winner at Cannes for best soundtrack with Marco Bellocchio's Vincere). He worked on a series of scores for documentaries. In 2009, he excelled in the category of composers at the Ibla Grand Prize Competition. In October 2011, he obtained a second graduated degree in composition cum laude after the performance of the Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese Symphonic Poem "For perpetuam rei memoriam.”

He was invited at international festival including:  Domeniche in Musica dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, I concerti della Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, I concerti degli Amici della Musica di Verona Suoni delle DolomitiSan Francisco International Piano Festival, Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival, Villa Pennisi in Musica, Pietre che Cantano; and important theaters icluding Grande di BresciaParco della Musica (Rome), Cilea  (Reggio), Palladium (Rome), Britton Recital Hall University of Michigan, Barness Music Recital Hall University of South Florida.

He has worked with artists such as Carlo Boccadoro, Pamela Villoresi, Marius Bizau, Gianfranco Rosi. 

His compositions have been performed in Italy, Germany, Poland, Belgium, Florida and Michigan by renowned ensembles, including  Sentieri Selvaggi, Sestetto Stradivari dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Quartetto Falstaff, Red4Quartet dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, President’s Trio dell’University of South Florida, Strings & HammersTrio Solotarev; and musicians including Sesto Quatrini, Anastasia Feruleva, Alessandro Soccorsi, Mara Oosterbaan, Dario Flammini, Edevaldo Mulla, Mina Mijovic, Eunmi Ko, Nina Kim, Conor Nelson, Emily Diez, Kevin Schempf e Susan Nelson McNamee.

His compositions are published by Edizioni Curci (Milan) and Imagine Music (New York).


WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT ME

The extraordinary original music by Fabio Massimo Capogrosso, performed live by Red4Quartet, accompany the viewer in different emotional passages the writer through retracing his own existence and the incredible events that have marked his life managing, from time to time, to create the atmospheres that prepare the viewer to fully immerse yourself in the words and putting images on stage.

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Excellent compositions by Fabio Massimo Capogrosso performed live by Red4Quartet, indispensable and inseparable sound texture of the stage which has forged in part the character.


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The beauty of timbre of the two instruments, in constant dialogue with each other, is employed by Capogrosso in multiple directions and it is perceivable a deep sound research, which certainly involved the author in probing every possible combination with the instruments of the orchestra.

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