B i o g r a p h y
Fabio Montomoli is recognized by critics as one of the best interpreters of the international scene remarking his beautiful sound, power, penetration and wide variety of timbres.
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 starts his concert career which brings him to play amongst the most important concert seasons all over Italy and abroad, tour in Japan (Tokyo, Hiroshima, Hayama, Kamakura), tour USA (Miami, Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York), tour in Mexico (Morelia, Paztquaro, Zitaquaro, Ixtlauacha, Zamora, la Piedad, Aguascalientes, Messico City, Queretaro, Pachuca). tour in Finland (Tampere, Helsinki, Turku), Tour in Grecia, (Atene,Volos) Tour in Germany (Berlin, Colon, München, Norimberga, Heidelberg, Wolfsburg, Deggendorf) Tour in Spain (Granada, Valencia, Linares, Girona) Mosca, Salisburgo, Vienna, Praga, Pilsen, Malta, Minorca, Beirut, Tyro, Bitola.), Tour in Kazakistan (Astana , Almaty, Karaganda, Kokshetau). Tour in Venezuela (Caracas, San Felipe), Belgrado,Tour in Argentina (Buenos Aires, Rosario, Bahia Blanca, Trenquelauque, Gualeguaychù, San Miguel.), Santiago de Chile, Tour in Camerun ( Douala, Yahoundè), Warsaw, Singapore, Hong Kong.
Fabio Montomoli is frequently invited to some of the most important international guitar festivals “Andrès Segovia Ciudad de Linares” (Spain), Hersbruck guitar festival (Germany), Tokyo guitar festival (Japan), “Volos” Winter Guitar festival (Greece), Turku guitar festival (Finland), Morelia guitar festival (Mexico) etc.
He constantly collaborates with several composers who have dedicated their own work to him: The Music Master Fabrizio Festa dedicated the suite “Paesaggi” for solo guitar (1997). 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) and the suite “la Porta del sole” for clarinet and guitar dedicated to the duet Giovanni Lanzini- Fabio Montomoli.(2009)
He has been protagonist in many radio broadcasts: Radio Vaticano with a live broadcast on the classical channel, Radio 2, Radio Helsinki “La Rondine” with a live national concert, Radio Rete Toscana Classical etc.
He records for the record company “SAM classic” in Lari (PI) where his various first cd recordings as a soloist stand out absolute and transcript for important instrumental 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 publications”.
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 has been playing a Steve Connor’ s Guitar since 2010 and Antonino Scandurra's guitar since 1990.
"...his repertoire is unusual and his approach is personal and deeply felt...”
Eliot Fisk, guitar University Professor at the Mozarteum in Salzburg (Austria)