Fabio Di Càsola
A native of Lugano, in Switzerland, Fabio Di Càsola won First Prize at the “Concours International d’Exécution Musicale de Genève” in 1990 at 23 years old. Since then, he has performed across the world. He is regularly invited by prestigious festivals and is winner of the Grand Prix Patek Philippe, the “Prix Suisse” for Contemporary Music and the Stresa International Competition for Contemporary Music.
In 1998, he was elected “Swiss musician of the year” by the jury and the audience. As soloist, he collaborates with orchestras such as the Russian National Orchestra, the Prague Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, the Lucerne Festival Strings and the Zurich Camerata. Fabio Di Càsola has been professor of clarinet and chamber music at the Zurich University of the Arts since 1991 and is regularly invited by international music competitions to serve as jury member. He is also Artistic Director of the Klang Festival, founded in 2006. Following one of his concerts at the Zurich Tonhalle, Sony offered to publish his recordings. Two albums with chamber music, one with Mozart’s clarinet concerto and one with Weber’s complete works for clarinet and orchestra have already been released and have received very positive reviews.