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Fausto Quintaba

Piano Coaching

University Mozarteum Salzburg | Conservatory of Innsbruck

Teaching languages: German | English | Italian | French | Spanish

"Extraordinary pianist and excellent interpreter..." composer Joseph Horovitz wrote of him in the aftermath of the recording of the famous Sonatina for clarinet and piano by Horovitz himself that Fausto Quintabà recorded with clarinetist Ferdinand Steiner. Pianist Fausto Quintabà was born in Palermo in 1977 and graduated in piano with highest honors under the guidance of pianist and composer M° Marcello Biondolillo at the "V. Bellini" conservatory in his city. He then specialized at the "Musici Artis" Academy in Rome, the Sommerakademie of the "Mozarteum" in Salzburg and participated in numerous Master Classes held by Aquiles Delle Vigne. He later specialized with M° Pierluigi Camicia and at the Accademia Musicale Pescarese under M° Bruno Mezzena. His artistic activity has led him to perform in many countries in Europe including: Italy - Palermo Teatro Politeama, Austria - Vienna Konzerthaus - Salzburg Wiener Saal - Solitär - Großes Studio - Steinway Galerie - ORF Innsbruck and Salzburg, Germany, Croatia, Serbia, France - Salle Gaveau Paris, Holland - Concertgebouw Amsterdam), both as a soloist and in chamber ensembles, in orchestra and in collaboration with singers (including Gabriella Costa, Nicola Alaimo, Jennifer Chamandy and Lim Hyung Joo).

He has collaborated with some of the most important Italian concert associations, including "Amici della Musica" in Palermo, "Fondazione Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana," and in 2000 he worked as Maestro Collaboratore and as Orchestra Pianist for the "Fondazione Teatro Massimo" in Palermo. With clarinetist Gaspare Vittorio Buonomano, he won first prize overall in five international chamber music competitions in July 2004 alone: City of Bojano (CB), City of Massafra (TA), Rovere d'Oro Prize (Imperia), City of Morcone Prize (BN), Europeans Lions Club International Competition (Salzburg). He has performed with ÖENM (Austrian National Ensemble for Contemporary Music) under the direction of Johannes Kalitzke, Tito Ceccherini, Peter WesenAuer and David Danzmayr, for the Austrian national radio Ö1, with Trio Broz, with the Salzburg Classical Quintett, with the Salzburg Sinfonietta, with Ensemble Acrobat for important chamber music and contemporary music festivals.

He has collaborated as an accompanist at the Mozarteum Sommerakademie with Peter Gülke, Simone Fontanelli and at the Mozarteum University with Alois Brandhofer and Grace Bumbry. In 2003 he received a degree in Electronic Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Palermo. He also earned a diploma in Piano Performance at the Mozarteum in Salzburg under Claudius Tanski with highest honors earning the title "Magister Artium." He performed as part of the opening of the famous Salzburg Festival in July 2005 and July 2006. He attended the master's program at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and is currently teaching at the Innsbruck Conservatory of Music.

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