Fabio Massimo Capogrosso

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FABIO MASSIMO CAPOGROSSO
Il compositore umbro Fabio Massimo Capogrosso (Perugia 1984) è stato il primo compositore in residenza della storia della Filarmonica Toscanini. Ha vinto il Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition negli Stati Uniti d’America nel 2015 con il brano 4 Miniature per 4 Strumenti a Fiato. Nel marzo del 2016 è stato invitato a Tampa come vincitore del Call for score del New Music Festival indetto dall’University of South Florida. E' stato ospite presso importanti Istituzioni e Festival nazionali ed internazionali come l’ Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Il Teatro Alla Scala di Milano, I concerti della IUC, i Suoni delle Dolomiti, I concerti della Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, I concerti degli Amici della Musica di Verona, San Francisco International Piano Festival, Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival, Villa Pennisi in Musica, Pietre che Cantano, il festival Internazionale di Mezza Estate; e in teatri come il Grande di Brescia, il Parco della Musica di Roma, il Cilea di Reggio, il Palladium di Roma, Britton Recital Hall dell'Università del Michigan, Barness Music Recital Hall dell'Università della Florida del Sud.
Ha lavorato con artisti come Carlo Boccadoro, Pamela Villoresi, Marius Bizau, Gianfranco Rosi . Sue composizioni sono state eseguite in Italia, Spagna, Germania, Polonia, Belgio, Florida, California, Michigan Korea del Sud, Cina da ensemble di chiara fama, tra cui: Sentieri Selvaggi, Sestetto Stradivari dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Fabrizio Meloni e i Percussionisti della Scala, Quartetto Falstaff, Red4Quartet dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, President’s Trio dell’University of South Florida, Strings & Hammers, Trio Solotarev; e da musicisti come Sesto Quatrini, Francesco Libetta, Orazio Sciortino, 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.
E' tra i vincitori della nona edizione del Discover America, il prestigioso concorso indetto dal Chicago Ensemble, e del primo premio al Keuris Composers Contest 2018.

E’ protagonista di Oltre la maschera, documentario di Andrea Campajola prodotto da Edizioni Curci e CIDIM-Comitato Nazionale Italiano Musica

COSA DICONO DI ME


for me it was important to listen to Fabio's music rirst, because that eay it was as though

I chose to want to produce the emotions I was living at the moment.

My old teacher used to tell me that when you entered a concert hall by the time the concert was over, your body temperature had to change. If your body temperature stays the same during the concert,, and if you're not somebody different by the end of the concert, there's been a failure on the part of those playing but also maybe on your part if you couldn't find a resonance whit what was being played.

Well, whit Fabio's music, bothas a player and a listener, there's no doubt my body temperature changes!


david romano - second violin section leader presso accademia nazionale di santa cecilia

Bartsch and Rizzer were joined by Snow for a more enthralling international offering, this time out of Italy: Fabio Massimo Capogrosso’s Un breve racconto notturno (2013). The ghostly atmosphere of the beginning of the work is rendered by wisp-like strings and a piano subtly muted in its lowest octave. The work grows more urgent in its second half, interpolated by a lyric theme. Capogrosso’s voice is clear-eyed and commanding, and the Chicago Ensemble rose to the occasion. Bartsch and Snow blended beautifully in their unison passages; navigating shimmering passages and jackhammer-like chords, Ritter locked in better to his string-playing compatriots than he had in the previous works.

chicago classical review

He gives you the whole thing, but, at the same time, it’s extremely fluid. This is something unique!

I belive he has something thet’s not very easy to define, and define it doesn’t matter anyway, and inside his music there’s something that overcomes the fact there are techniques that avent-garde complex. He’s a composer who manages to write music that’s very articulated, very considered, and very immediate, all at the same time.


carlo boccadoro - composer, conductor