BIO ita eng
Michele Fattori was born 1982 in Trento, where he began at the age of 10 his musical studies. After his degree in bassoon in 2001 at the Conservatory “F. A. Bonporti” under the guidance of Prof. Steno Boesso, he moved to Austria where he studied at the University “Mozarteum” Salzburg and at the University for Music in Vienna with Prof. Richard Galler.
During the year a.y. 2005/06, thanks to an Erasmus scolarship, he achieved the possibility to study at the “Hochschule für Musik" in Freiburg in Breisgau with Prof. Stefan Schweigert. In 2006 he won the audition for the Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic, where he performed until 2008.
During his studies he collaborated with several orchestras, such as “Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg”, “RSO Orchester Wien”, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, and the Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra; additionally, in the years 2006-07 he was a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra and the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester.
Since 2007 he is a member of Spira mirabilis, a project that assembles some of the finest european musicians with the aim to study and perform symphonic repertoire without a conductor. In 2010 Spira mirabilis won the “Förderpreis des Deutschlandsfunk”, a prestigious prize awarded by the German radio for the most promising group in the musical horizon; it was also nominated as "Ambassador of European Culture" for the year 2012.
In 2009 Michele moved back to Italy, where he played with the “Orchestra Mozart” and Claudio Abbado until 2014, and started studying baroque bassoon at the Conservatory in Milan with Prof. Alberto Grazzi, graduating in 2015.
In those years he experienced many collaborations with important orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.
His passion for period instruments introduced him very quickly to perform with ensembles specialized in historical performance practice, such as: Ensemble Zefiro, Il Giardino Armonico, I Barocchisti, Orfeo 55, Ensemble Matheus, Les Arts Florissants, Les Passions de l’âme and many others.
From 2012 to 2018 Michele was Bassoon Professor at the Conservatory “B. Marcello” in Venice, while from 2018 is he teaching at the Conservatory “C. Pollini” in Padua.