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Name: Fabio Maffei
Skills: Accompanist, Composer, Conductor, Player, Soloist, Teacher (piano)
Phone: + 41 1 252 41 43
Address: Zürich, Switzerland
Links: E-mail
Fabio Maffei, an Italian native, was born in Yverdon (Switzerland) on 2nd October 1968. At the age of 4 he began to play the piano and from 1976 to 1985 he studied at the Conservatory of Lausanne, in the class of Anne-Marie Tabachnik. During several years he took proficiency and interpreting classes with the pianist Fausto Zadra, before carrying on his studies with the pianist Esther Yellin at the Heinrich Neuhaus Foundation in Zurich. From 1985 he privately studied composition with the Swiss composer René Gerber. He also studied orchestra conducting under Chen Liang-Sheng in Geneva and Michel Tabachnik. Fabio Maffei won several prizes at piano competitions. He performed in Switzerland and abroad, either solo or with orchestra. His "opus 1" (Divertimento for 7 wind instruments and piano) was first performed in 1988 in the Wiener Konzerthaus by the Vienna Virtuosi. In 1993 he won the special prize at the composing competition "Musique pour la Liturgie" of the "Procure Romande de Musique Sacrée" in Fribourg, and two years later the first prize for his work Le Petit Prince at the Competition for Young Composers of the Chamber Orchestra of Lausanne. His compositions (works for orchestra and chamber music) were performed in Switzerland, in Europe and in the USA. They were also broadcasted on radio and television. In 1996, Fabio Maffei was awarded by the Arts-Sciences-Lettres Society of Paris.



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