Luca Fanfoni, born in Parma in 1964, began the study of the violin in
his native town at an early age with Giuseppe Alessandri and continued his studies
at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan, where he graduated with honours under
Gigino Maestri's guide.
Mr. Fanfoni's acquaintance and studying with violinists of international reputation such as Leonid Kogan and Franco Gulli of the Chigiana Academy of Siena resulted to be decisive to his musical formation. The scholarship obtained at the Chigiana Academy of Siena enabled him to study with the above prestigious musicians and, at the same time, to be granted with both the Diploma of Merit and the Diploma of Honor. He also studied with Dora Schwarzberg at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst of Vienna.
Luca Fanfoni studied for five years with Salvatore Accardo at the W. Stauffer Foundation of Cremona and during this last phase of improvement he participated in numerous International Competitions winning, in 1988, the first prize at the International Competition Romano Romanini, Premio Città di Brescia and winning the International Competition Giovan-Batiste Viotti of Vercelli in 1987 and the Enrico Costa prize in 1989 at the International Competition Niccolò Paganini of Genoa.
His concerts took place in prestigious halls such as the Anvers Philharmonie Hall, Kaikan Hall and Geijutsu Gekijo of Tokyo, Sala Verdi in Milan, Teatro Comunale of Bologna, Hochschule Music Hall of Vienna, Concerts Hall of the Lucern Conservatory, and many others. These performances met great success both from the public and specialized critics so that he can be considered one of the most outstanding young Italian violinists.
In 2002 Mr. Fanfoni debuted at the Carnegie Hall in New York, and in 2003 the reproposal of his concert there offered him the opportunity to start a comprehensive tournée in the United States.
The new recording of the 12 Concerts Op. III and 24 Capricci by Pietro Antonio Locatelli has just been released for the Dynamic discographic house, recorded in collaboration with the Chamber orchestra Reale Concerto as director and soloist.
On October 24th the most important Italian musical magazine, Amadeus, produced and published a volume consisting of Six Sonatas for Solo Violin by Eugene Ysaye, and in May 2005 he performed in Rome's Presidential Palace Il Quirinale, broadcasted by RAI Radio 3, in duo with Massimo Guidetti at the piano.
Luca Fanfoni is a violin professor at the Parma Conservatory Arrigo Boito and plays a violin built by the important Venetian violinmaker Francesco Gobetti a.d. 1719, and recently an Ansaldo Poggi of 1971.
For OnClassical Luca Fanfoni propose a CD containing unpublished pieces and brilliant fantasies on Verdi’s themes for violin and piano.