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MELONIFabrizio Meloni has been the first clarinet in the Teatro alla Scala Orchestra and the Scala Philharmonic in Milan since 1984. He completed his clarinet studies at Milan’s G. Verdi Conservatory with top marks and the special mention for his artistic achievement.
Winner of dozens of national and international prizes (ARD Munchen - 1987, Prague –1987, to name just two), he has partnered soloists of international repute: 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 worked closely from 1989 to 1994) and Salvatore Sciarrino. With the Nuovo Quintetto Italiano he has toured South America and the Far East, receiving enthusiastic praise from the public and critics. He was greatly appreciated in various series of concerts in Japan with Phillip Moll and I Solisti della Scala.
He has made several recordings, the most recent being a DVD of Duets (Warner), 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 master classes for the Paris’ Conservatory of Music, the Advanced Conservatory of Italian Switzerland in Lugano, the Tokyo University, New York’s Manhattan School, and Chicago’s North Eastern Illinois University. He is the author of the book The Clarinet, published by Zecchini Editore, and prefaced by Riccardo Muti. The TV channel Sky-Classica made a documentary on his musical career.​