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Fabricio Brachetta

Artistic Director and Conductor

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Fabricio Brachetta is an Argentinean/Italian pianist, conductor and composer. He was born in 1972 and studied in his native Argentina at the National University, moving to New York in 1999, to continue his studies in conducting and composition.

Fabricio also worked and performed in Amsterdam (Holland) where he lived for 3 years, emigrating to London in 2004, where he lives at present.
He teaches and perform music including a very vast repertoire from different periods and styles of music, from tango with his Tango Ensemble to classical and choral music with the London Arte Chamber Orchestra and the LACO Soloists.

Fabricio also funded ‘O-Ton’, an ensemble based in Stuttgart (Germany) performing choral, chamber and orchestral music, in a journey from baroque music to Jazz and contemporary music.

Fabricio also composed for the theater in London: in 2007 he was commissioned to compose the original score for Bernard Pomerance’s “The Elephant Man” drama, exhibited at the West End, for a long run period with great reviews.
Fabricio is currently the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the London Arte Chamber Orchestra, working on an exciting new season, engaging young people to music through a Young Composer Competition to take place in the UK and its versatile programme for orchestra, alongside a very important cycle of chamber music recitals all throughout the year.

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As a composer, Fabricio has composed and premièred with LACO and has worked as a guest conductor with different orchestras in Europe- This includes his own Mass for Soprano, Piano and Orchestra, two string quartets, a symphony, 1 piano sonata, and he will perform this year a Piano Octet and a cycle of Songs of Borges Poems for piano and Baritone. The premier of his Clarinet Concert0 which was played together with Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto to raise funds for the Stroke Association, has been a remarkable point in his career, donating all the funding raised to the Stroke Association.
To continue with a vast activity, both for orchestral and chamber music, London Arte Chamber Orchestra will perform during a cycle of concertos, symphonies and chamber music.

E-mail: fabricio@londonartechamberorchestra.co.uk

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Fernando Morales

Orchestra Development Manager

Fernando Morales is an Arts manager, musicologist and pianist. He was born in Melilla (Spain), where he studied piano in the Conservatorio Profesional de Musica.

During his studies as a pianist he won the first prizes from the International Piano Competition city of Melilla in 1994 and 1996. He participated in the Master classes of Luca Chiantore (IT), Katia and Marielle Labèque (FR), Ton Koopman (NL), Dimitri Bashkirov (RU), Breno Ambrosini (IT), J.M. Torrecillas (SP), Ana Guijarro (SP), Pablo Gomez (SP) and Jesus M. Gomez (SP).

In 1999, at only 18 years old, he was responsible to manage and develop a European Project, called ‘Tell Me Your Story’, in his city, with excellent results.

In 2001 he participated in the first Meeting of International Young Orchestra in Melilla, where he played the premiere of Fantasia Concertante for piano and orchestra composed by the young composer Francisco Javier Lupiañez.

From 2003 and 2008 he studied musicology at the Conservatorio Superior of Musica of Salamanca. His third year of studies, he enjoyed the opportunity to study in the University of Tor Vergata in Rome, where he did an internship in the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia at Parco della Musica.

In 2008 he moved to Madrid where he worked at the Fundacion Albeniz in the Institutional Relations and Communication Department as a Content Editor and musical critic and reviewer. He’s been teaching piano and music theory in several public and private schools for more than ten years.

His passion for music, travelling, managing artists and music organisations made him move to the UK where he has recently completed his MA in Arts Management at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. During his studies in the RWCMD he did an internship with the Adain Avion project and in the fundraising department of the college. Fernando enjoined the LACO in September 2012.

E-mail: fernando@londonartechamberorchestra.co.uk

Gabriela

Gabriela Georgieva

Artistic Co-ordinator

The pianist Gabriela Georgieva was born in 1990, in Pernik, Bulgaria, where she started playing piano at the age of nine. Her first piano teacher was Russian pianist Yoanna Kozareva.

When she was 14 years old, Gabriela was awarded a scholarship for extremely talented children to continue her education at the National School of Music in Sofia, Bulgaria, where soon she won several prizes and awards.
In 2009 she was awarded a full scholarship to study piano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London with world recognized Prof. Joan Havill.

Gabriela has been performing in many solo and chamber music concerts throughout Europe (UK, Austria, Switzerland, and Bulgaria). She has been giving recitals in such venues as St. John’s Smith Square (as part of Young Musician’s Symphony Orchestra), Regent Hall, King’s Place, Helen and Douglas House, Haileybury College, etc. Gabriela has been broadcasting for Bulgarian National Radio and Television. In 2010 she took part of a performance with London Sinfonietta in King’s Place. Recently she performed in world premieres in London, and was awarded a third prize in Croydon Piano Concerto Competition, during the Croydon Festival, London.

She has participated in master classes led by such recognized musicians as Ronan O’Hora, Martin Roscoe, Charles Owen, Paul Roberts, Noriko Ogawa, Tamara Poddubnaya and others. Regularly she takes part in International Master Classes, such as Ticino Musica (Switzerland), International Summer Academy (Austria).

Gabriela performs also chamber music with her clarinet duo, which has been touring extensively in Bulgaria and the UK. She is also studying conducting with Sian Edwards and Hilary Davan Wetton.

She is in her final year of her bachelor degree and she was recently offered a place to continue her studies for a Master’s degree at the Guildhall School.

During all her studies Gabriela has been supported by the City of London Corporation.

Apart from her piano career, Gabriela has been also taking part as an assistant in organising concerts and theatre events at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Barbican Centre, etc. She is also collaborating with actors and often working with the famous actress Dinah Stabb, she was asked to participate as an actor in workshops with the Scottish actor, theatre director and broadcaster Richard Wilson.

Gabriela is current a piano and music teacher at the Bulgarian Art School ‘Boyan Maga’ in London.

E-mail: gabriela@londonartechamberorchestra.co.uk