Fabio Mancini Biography

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Fabio Mancini, born in Milan on 19th august 1967, has completed his studies under M Costante Ferrari, Enzo Corti and Rosanna Re, obtaining his organ and organ composition degree in 1989 at  Milan's "G.Verdi" Music Conservatory and his piano degree at the Bergamo's "G.Donizetti" Musical high school. He also attended composition courses with D.Lorenzini and harpsichord classes with L.Alvini. He undertook master classes in organ interpretation with several renowned artists such as: H.Vogel, M.Radulescu, W.Krumbach (for Bach and German baroque music), A.Isoir, M.Chapuis (for French music), C.Stella and M.Torrent Serra (for Spanish music). 

At the age of 18 he began his career as a classical musician, winning music competitions and performing concerts. From the age of 20, after listening to Keith Emerson and Genesis, he developed a strong interest in progressive rock and electronic keyboards, in particular moog and hammond.

In 1987 and 1988 he has won the 11th and 12th editions of the Noale’s Organ International Competition. 

Fabio alternates classical music with progressive rock music, playing piano and organ as soloist and with classical orchestras, and performing gigs playing keyboards in the progressive band "The Watch" and in the "ELP tribute band".

He works with many orchestras among which Milan’s “Pomeriggi Musicali”, “Accademia Concertante d’Archi”, “Mediolanensis” Orchestra, "Nuova Cameristica" Orchestra and Lecco’s “A.Vivaldi” Orchestra. With these orchestras he often performed Organ Concertos by F.Poulenc, G.F. Haendel, J. Haydn, W.A. Mozart, J.G Albrechtsberger, J. Stamitz and F.X. Brixi.

Engaged for the benefit of historical organs, he actively collaborates with the Artistic Organ Defence jointly with Milan’s Architectural and Ambient Foundation. Since 1989 he is also titular organist and choir conductor at St. Leonardo Murialdo’s Parish Church in Milan.

In 2003 Fabio released the CD  'Organ Music Vol. 1', with baroque organ music by J.S. Bach, D. Buxtehude, J.G. Walther and N. Bruhns. He was the first musician that produced a CD with the upcoming Hauptwerk technology.

In 2005 he produced a Piano CD called "The Solitaire Voyager" with original compositions, with a piano style somewhere between Classical, Contemporary and New Age. In 2007 he produced his second piano solo CD called "Secret World". Both the CDs received excellent reviews.

He is also teaching 'Music Editing' at the State University of Milan from 2004, Piano at the European Music Insitute of Milan and he is collaborating with the Music Web Site Vivaldistudio.com as a Music consultant.

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