B i o g r a p h y
He's graduates with top votes at “S.Cecilia” Academy of Music in Rome with the Music Master Carlo Carfagna. He attends the regular course “Mozarteum” in Salzburg studying Klassische Guitar with the Music Masters Eliot Fisk and Joaquin Clerch-Diaz and Barockmusik with the Music Master Nicolaus Harnoncourt. He studies counterpoint and composition with the Music Master Francesco Iannitti Piromallo.
First prize winner in 7 of the most important national competitions, winner of the International “Mauro Giuliani” Guitar Competition in ’92.
Subsequently, he started his concert career, that brings him to play amongst the most important concert seasons around the world, including tours in the U.S.A. Latin America, Europe, Medio Oriente, Asia, Africa and Oceania. He has performed more than 750 concerts as soloist, as well as accompanied by the orchestra, covering a wide repertory that included the “Concierto de Aranjuez” by Joaquin Rodrigo, the Concerto n.1 in D by Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco, the Concerto in A 0p.30 by Mauro Giuliani, the Concerto in D by Antonio Vivaldi and the last new concert in A by Francesco Iannitti Piromallo dedicate to Fabio Montomoli.
Regularly invited to some of the most important international guitar festivals "Andrès Segovia Ciudad de Linares (Spain)," Dallas guitar festival (Usa) Hersbruck guitar festival (Germany), Tokyo guitar festival (Japan), "Volos winter guitar festival (Greece), Turku Guitar Festival (Finland), Morelia Guitar Festival (Mexico), FING (Chile), SMBA (Argentina)
COLLABORATIONS WITH COMPOSERS
He constantly collaborates with several composers who have dedicated their own work to him. The Music Master Francesco Iannitti Piromallo dedicated: the concert in A major for guitar and orchestra (2002) the sonata in D major for solo guitar (2007), the suite “la Porta del sole” for clarinet and guitar dedicated to the duet Giovanni Lanzini- Fabio Montomoli (2009) and “Tre fogli d’album” for solo guitar (2013). The Music Master Fabrizio Festa dedicated the suite “Paesaggi” for solo guitar.
He records 10 CD by the label “SAM” in Lari (PI) (Audioglobe distribution) among which are included various first recordings as well as transcriptions of some important instrumentals operas. (Turina: La oraciòn del torero op.34, Cinco danzas gitanas op. 55 ect) all published in the collection personally directed and taken care by “SAM edition”.
Numerous are the radio broadcasts where he has been the protagonist; Radio “Vaticana” records a program that was broadcast live on the classic channel. He has also recorded on Radio "Rai 2", on Radio "Helsinki" the concert "La rondine" live and with national broadcast, on Radio Rete Toscana Classica, etc., Radio Beethoven (Chile)
Very active as a teacher holds Master Classes all over the world in the most important guitar Festivals.
Since 2003, is the artistic director and founder of the "International Guitar Festival Palmiero Giannetti" in Grosseto and of the "International Guitar Festival Alvaro Mantovani" Follonica (Italy).
Fabio Montomoli is the artistic director of the "Palmiero Giannetti International Guitar Festival" in Grosseto (Italy), the "Alvaro Mantovani International Guitar Festival" in Follonica (Italy) and the "Noches de Guitarra" International Festival in Santiago (Chile).
In 2014, he received the Paul Harris distinction for his artistic career and contribution to the dissemination of culture.
Fabio Montomoli has been playing a Steve Connor’s Guitar since 2010 (USA)
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"Fabio Montomoli...wonderful player. His guitar sounds like a grand piano!"
UT Dallas Guitar Festival (USA)
"...his repertoire is unusual and his approach is personal and deeply felt...”
Eliot Fisk, guitar University Professor at the Mozarteum in Salzburg (Austria)
"... his expressive ability and his great human sensibility, together with a sure techique, see to it that the virtuosity doesn’t exclude the music but, on the contrary, the two things complete each other along the sublime way of music...”
Joaquin Clerch-Diaz, guitar University professor in Dussendorf (Germany).
"... fresh musical expressiveness and the natural and clear interpretation particularly perceived in his performances of contemporary music, all accompanied by a brilliant technical base...”
Toguchi Kousaku (musical critic, Tokyo) (Japan)
"...he is a concert performer who has left a vivid impression with his technical qualities and a sound that is not only soft but also transparent...”
Genday Guitar, Tokyo (Japan)