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FABRIZIO VON ARX

Violinist - Artistic Director of Fondazione Casa Stradivari

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Casa Stradivari exudes creative energy. 

For this reason we wanted to create spaces where artists can discuss each other to develop new ideas, maintaining the centrality of the instrument.
In fact, it was precisely the meeting between Stradivari and the violinist-composers of the time, in my opinion, one of its many secrets: the plurality of musical actors involved transformed Cremonese violin making into a universally recognized work of art, a source of inspiration for masterpieces that still amaze today.

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Fabrizio von Arx

Swiss and Neapolitan, Fabrizio von Arx began his violin studies at the age of 5 under the aegis of G. Leone.

Graduated from the San Pietro a Majella Conservatory in Naples, he won the Vittorio Veneto competition at a very young age and numerous national competitions for young talents.

He later perfected his skills in Geneva, where he obtained first prize in the Virtuosity diploma with Corrado Romano, then that of Performer in the United States at the School of Music of Indiana University in Bloomington with Franco Gulli and Nelli Skolnikova.
He also worked in Berlin with Ruggiero Ricci and in Cremona with Salvatore Accardo.

His debut at the age of 16 with the RAI Orchestra of Naples propelled him towards an intense level of activity at both national and international level.

Since then, he has been invited to play at concert seasons, such as:
- the Serate Musicali in Milan,
- the Scarlatti Association in Naples,
- Ravenna Festival,
- the RadioRai3 Concerts at the Quirinale in Rome,
- the Cité de la Musique in Paris,
- Festival de Bellerive,
- Les Grands Interprètes in Neuchâtel,
- the Tonhalle in Zürich,
- Wigmore Hall in London,
- the WienerSaal in Salzburg,
- the Berlin Philharmonic.

 

Fabrizio von Arx is regularly invited to perform with major orchestras under the baton of renowned conductors such as:
- the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto,
- the Prague Chamber Orchestra,
- the Prague Sinfonia Orchestra with Christian Benda,
- the Moscow Soloists with Yuri Bashmet,
- the Japan Royal Chamber Orchestra with Shunsaku Tsutsumi,
- the Zurich Symphonisches Orchester with Alexander Vedernikov,
- the Berliner Symphoniker with Lior Shambadal.

He also performs on tour in the United States, France, Germany, Belgium, China and Switzerland.

In the field of chamber music, his twenty-year collaboration with Bruno Canino makes them a duo particularly appreciated by the public and critics, as does the partnership with Roberto Prosseda, Julien Quentin, Franco Petracchi, Finghin Collins.

RCA Sony Classical artist since 2013, his last two albumsFrench Impressionists with piano andLive Recording in Prague with orchestra they were acclaimed by the international press.

His discography also includes the recording of the complete compositions for violin and piano by Prokofiev with Antonio Valentino, published by Nuova Era, and the complete Schumann sonatas with Bruno Canino under the Dynamic label, awarded 5 stars by the magazine "Music".

Fabrizio von Arx plays a Golden Period violin by A. Stradivari from 1720, baptized in September 2018 with its new name by Cardinal Ravasi in the Basilica of San Marco, in Venice. From then on, “Madrileno” became the StradivariusThe Angel ex–Madrileno.

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