Mantova Chamber Orchestra
Since the first performance (1981) in the beautiful Bibiena Theatre – the ideal place for chamber music – Mantova Chamber Orchestra has been showing its qualifying features: technical brilliance, the constant search for sound quality and great attention to stylistic matters. Mantua Chamber Orchestra was awarded the “Franco Abbiati” prize by Italian musical critics for its peculiar stylistic refinement and constant search for sound quality, which can effectively merge Italian instrumental tradition and classical repertoire. Mantua Chamber Orchestra has been performing for over 30 years with world renowned conductors and soloists both in Italy and abroad. It has performed in theatres and concert halls all over Europe, in the USA, South America and Asia.
A. Vivaldi: Concerto for Strings in D minor RV127
G. Donizetti: Concertino in B-flat for Clarinet and Orchestra
W.A. Mozart: Divertimento in D major K136
A. Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Violins in A minor RV522
A. Vivaldi: Concerto for Strings in C major RV114
G. Rossini: Introduction, Theme and Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra
Carlo Fabiano | Konzertmeister
Carlo Fabiano started his studies at the “Lucio Campiani” Conservatory of Music in Mantova. It was only after meeting the violinist F.C. Ferrari – that later on became his teaching guide – that he decided to make music the centre of his life. After graduating from the Conservatory of Music, Mr. Fabiano has held the post of concertmaster that was previously held by his teacher. Together with several symphony and chamber orchestras he has carried out a thoroughly intense career in several European countries as well as in the USA, Central and South America, North Africa and Asia. In 1981, Fabiano founded the Mantova Chamber Orchestra and has been concertmaster ever since. In 1997, along with director Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli, he was honoured with the Italian “Franco Abbiati” award for his artistic merits with the Mantova Chamber Orchestra In 1993, with the acknowledgement of the Ministry of Culture and the support of public and private institutions, he created Tempo d’Orchestra. This very successful concert season is held in the magnificent Bibiena Theatre in Mantova as well as in other venues within the Mantovan territory. During the 2010-2011 academic year, he was entrusted with the post of teaching chamber music in the specialized courses at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. Mo Fabiano plays on a violin from Cremona, made by Joseph Ceruti in 1848.
Aljaž Beguš | Clarinet Soloist
Aljaž Beguš was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He began his musical studies at the age of seven in the Music School Ljubljana Moste-Polje with Joze Kregar and Franc Trzan. At the age of thirteen he entered the High School for Music and Ballet of Ljubljana where he studied with Joze Kotar. He graduated in May 2009 with the highest marks. In the year 2008 he was accepted in the class of Michel Arrignon at the prestigious Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia in Madrid, Spain, where he studied for two years.
Aljaž Beguš has been awarded several international prizes and honours. He appeared as a soloist with all of the main Slovenian orchestras, with the Mantova Chamber Orchestra and also with the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, Jeaner Philharmonie, Orquesta da camara de Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia, Brass Orchestra of the Ljubljana Music Academy and with the RTV Big Band Orchestra.