Fausto Corbo

Fausto Corbo

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Fausto Corbo is an Italian conductor of the younger generation. He began studying music at the &bdquoN. Piccinni“ Conservatory in Bari, Italy, where in 1996 he received his Diploma in Piano teaching with Summa cum Laude distinction. From 1997 to 2000 he studied under the instruction of Edson Elias at the Music Conservatory of Geneva as a concert pianist. In 2002 he began his studies as a choral conductor at the Lucerne University of Music under the direction of Prof. Dr. Alois Koch. In 2005 he received his Degree in choir conducting, with honours. In the same year he was awarded the Prize of the Society Odd Fellows Lucerne for outstanding performance in the Department of choral conducting. From 2008 - 2010, he completed a Master's degree in Orchestra Conducting at the Lucerne University of Music with Prof. Ralf Weikert. For his final concert, in which he conducted the Suite from Janacek's Opera "The Cunning Little Vixen," he also received an award of excellence. He attended other Masterclasses, under the guidance of many famous conductors such as Bernard Haitink, Karl Anton Rickenbacher, Dejan Savic, Julius Kalmar and Uros Lajovic at the “Universität für Musik u. darstellende Kunst Wien”, which rounded out his artistic development. He conducted Orchestras such as Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento, Orchestra del Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Haydn Sinfonietta Wien, Orchestra regionale Filarmonia Veneta, Philharmonic Orchestra Ruse, Orchestra of Bulgarian State Opera Burgas. 2010 and 2011 he was semi-finalist at both the international conducting competition “Antonio Pedrotti”, Italy and at the Blue Danube International Opera Conducting Competition, Bulgaria. In March 2011 he was invited by Maestro Ralf Weikert to collaborate with him as assistant conductor at Petruzzelli Theater, Bari, Italy, for the Opera “Salome” of Richard Strauss. In August 2011 he was the Winner of the Singing and Orchestra Conducting International Selections in Verona, Italy, for the production of the Baroque Opera “Le astuzie femminili” by Domenico Cimarosa. After, the Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento chose him as guest conductor for a series of concerts in the 2011/2012 season. In the season 2012/2013 he was invited to conduct the Orchestra del Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Italy, for a series of concerts about Beethoven.  His wide repertoire includes works from the Baroque to the Second Viennese School.
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