Fabio Pirola



He has studied opera and symphonic conducting at the "N. Rimsky-Korsakov" State Conservatory in St. Petersburg (Russia) with Professors N. Alexeev - Honoured Artist of Russia - and A. Polishuck from 2010 to 2013. During this time, he also studied at the Berlin Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra (Berlin, Germany) and at the Royal Academy of Music (London, UK). His studies include also a Diploma in Violin at the “Gaetano Donizetti” State Conservatory (Bergamo, Italy) in 2002 and masterclasses in Music pedagogy at the Juilliard School (New York, USA) – 2005/2006 and at the Summer Akademie Universitat Mozarteum (Salzburg, Austria) – 2007. He worked as violin professor for the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra and for the Muscat Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Muscat, Oman) – 2009/2010 and he has played in many Italian opera and symphonic orchestras and chamber ensembles (2001-2009).

From 2014 he is Principal Conductor at the “Ensign Symphony&Chorus” (Seattle, USA), Conductor and Minister Counselor for the “European Institute of Cultural Development” (Breslau-Wroclaw, Poland), Conductor and Ambassador of the Italian Music for “Edizioni Musicali Wicky” (Milano, Italy), Guest Conductor at the “St. Petersburg City Orchestra” (St. Petersburg, Russia); from 2013 he is Principal Conductor at the “Severnij Gorod”-Youth Russian Folk Orchestra (St. Petersburg, Russia) and from 2011 Guest Conductor at the “Golden Age Baroque Ensemble” (Moscow, Russia).

His projects are always unique and especially focused on rediscoveries of the baroque and classical music as well as on contemporary composers. For this reason, many of his projects have also been sponsored and supported by European Union Delegation in Moscow (Russia) and by the Italian Government as by the Italian General Consulate and by the Italian Cultural Institute of St. Petersburg (Russia), the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco (USA) and by the Italian General Consulate and by the Italian Cultural Institute of Hong Kong (China).

Some of his most important concert-premieres conducted, conceived and arranged were: “The European Union Day Concert in St. Petersburg 2009”, “Medea” (premiere contemporary Russian opera by A. Novikova), “Musical rarities from Milan and Venice in the 1700”, “Bergamo: the cathedral music in the XVIII and XIX centuries”, “C. P. E. Bach: 300 years for his anniversary”, “Four century of Italian music from Gabrielli to Respighi”, “Italian compositors at the Ekaterina II imperial court: Traetta, Paisiello, Cimarosa”, “Italian choral music in St. Petersburg: Naples and Venice schools”, “La Traviata” (for the 200-year anniversary), “Traetta, Mozart, Tchaikovsky”, “Puccini and Antonio Fortunato’s metaphysics”, “Ode to Joy: Mozart, Sarti, Paisiello and Beethoven 9th”.

He has conducted the Ensign Symphony&Chorus (USA), in Russia, St. Petersburg State Academy Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg City Orchestra, Opera and Ballet "Rimsky-Korsakov" St. Petersburg State Conservatory Orchestra, State Symphony Academic Orchestra Capella, State Ermitage Orchestra “St. Petersburg Kamerata”, Adigea Republic Symphony Orchestra (Russia), and also Bulgaria Classic Orchestra (Bulgaria), Hong Kong Wind Symphony (China), Philharmonic Orchestra of the State Theatre of Cottbus (Germany), Westsachsisches Symphonieorchester (Germany), in Italy, Orchestra Sinfonica di Lecco, Orchestra Nazionale Artes, Orchestra Filarmonica “Ettore Pozzoli”, Orchestra da Camera “Milano Classica”.

Nearest concerts

December, 2020
7:00 pm
January, 2023
7:00 pm
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191186, St. Petersburg, Mikhailovskaya st., 2
+7 (812) 240-01-80, +7 (812) 240-01-00
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+7 (812) 240-01-70
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