© 2019 Fabio Antonio Falcone

ABOUT

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Photo: Stéphane Daniel Schlup

Mr Falcone can recognize the difference between the structural parts of the music and the ornamental decorative gesture. There is a flexibility that lets the music breath.

American Recording Guide, 11-12/2015

Fabio Antonio Falcone is a passionate performer who focuses his attention on Renaissance and early Baroque repertoire. He is especially interested in sixteenth-century Italian keyboard music, as well as vocal and instrumental repertoire of the Baroque period.

He is an active member of several baroque ensembles. He performs as a soloist and continuo player at international venues and festivals such as Summerwinds Festival Münster, Kunsthalle Lingen, Early Music Festival Bad Arolsen, Festival Midis Minimes Bruxelles, Festival Baroque du Pays du Mont Blanc, Concerts d’Anacréon Angers, Musik Hochschule Cologne, Maison de la Radio France, Fondazione Giorgio Cini Venice with several ensembles among which Ensemble Elyma, Sweelinck Baroque Orchestra, Stile Galante, I Piccoli Olandesi, Genève Baroque, Ensemble Lucidarium  and Ensemble Odissee Orchestra with which he tours Europe and records CDs for different labels.

As soloist he was awarded third prize and a special price for the best performance of the seventeenth-century Italian composition at the Gianni Gambi National harpsichord competition of Pesaro in 2007. Together with mandolin player Anna Schivazappa in 2012 he founded Pizzicar Galante, an ensemble specialized in galant repertoire for mandolin and basso continuo. In 2015 he also founded L’Amorosa Caccia, an ensemble with who he has been exploring instrumental and vocal repertoire from the Renaissance with a special focus on Italian frottolas and madrigals. His recordings are highly appreciated by international critics and broadcasted by the most important European radio broadcast stations. 

He studied in the Netherlands with Bob van Asperen, as well as in Italy with Maria Luisa Baldassari and Jesper Bøje Christensen, and in Switzerland with Francis Biggi and Kenneth Weiss.

PERFORMANCES

Festival MiTo Milan-Turin, Les concerts de Midi Paris-Sorbonne, Festival de Musiques Anciennes de la Réole, Festival Luths et Théorbes, Festival Embar(o)quement immédiat, Festival Frisson Baroque, Sala Puccini Milan Conservatory, Festival baroque de Sézanne, Festival Sinfonia en Périgueux, Fondazione Giorgio Cini Venice, Festival Minimes Bruxelles, Festival baroque du Pays du Mont Blanc, Maison de la Radio France, Chapelle de la Salpetrière Paris, Festival Off  Vevey-Montreux, Concerti di San Torpete Genoa, Summerwinds Festival Münster, Kunsthalle Lingen, Early Music Festival Bad Arolsen, Concerts d’Anacréon Angers, Musik Hochschule Cologne, Les Inédits de la Bibliothèque Nationale de France Paris, The Sypert Summer Concert Series Edinburgh

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PIZZICAR GALANTE

MANDOLINE-HARPSICHORD DUO

The ensemble Pizzicar Galante has already established itself as one of the most dynamic period ensembles specializing in galant music for mandolin and basso continuo and is regularly invited to festivals all over Europe and abroad. The name of the ensemble comes from the Italian ‘Pizzicare’, which evokes the transparent, sparkling sound of the plucked strings. 

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L'AMOROSA CACCIA

RENAISSANCE ENSEMBLE

L’Amorosa Caccia is an ensemble devoted to the study and discovery of unknown or seldom performed Renaissance composers. The ensemble was founded in 2015 in Geneva by harpsichord player Fabio Antonio Falcone and recorder/cornetto player Timea Nagy. They both share an interest in 16th- and 17th-century Italian music, and more specifically in frottolas and madrigals.