Dinko Fabris - Biography#

Dinko Fabris, Italian musicologist, after first music studies in the Conservatorio di Bari, studied Lute (Conservatorio di Verona, 1991), Italian literature and Musicology (Laurea University of Bari 1980; Diploma di Perfezionamento in Musicologia at University of Bologna, 1982; PhD Royal Holloway University of London, 2002). Awarded with fellowships in Ferrara, Chicago, the University of Melbourne, the Warburg Institute London, he has been visiting professor at the Universities of Paris, Melbourne, Lubljana, Tours and Toulouse. Lecturer of History of Music at the Conservatorio di Bari and also, from 2001, at the University of Basilicata, Potenza, he is also external tutor at the Lubljana University and in the DocArtes doctoral programme (Den Haag/Leiden) and Principal Fellow (Honorary Associated Professor) at the Melbourne University. His researches focuses on Lute music, Patronage and Baroque Opera and on Naples (1500-1800). In addition to about 130 articles and essays, including books on Falconieri (Rome 1987), A. Gabrieli (Milan 1998), Purcell (Palermo 1999), Naples (1999), Baroque Music Patronage (Lucca 1999) and Cavalli (2005), his first book in English is Music in Seventeenth-century Naples (Ashgate 2007) and his critical edition of a newly founded motet by Domenico Scarlatti has been published in the series “Patrimonio Musical Español” (Madrid 2008). His book on Nino Rota is in preparation. He is one of the directors, with Philippe Vendrix and John Griffiths, of the Corpus des Luthistes, a data base for the music in Tablature notation (Tours, CESR).Member of the Scientific Commettee of the “Edizione Nazionale delle Opere di Andrea Gabrieli”, as one of directors of the IMS Study Group “Cavalli and Venetian Opera”, he is preparing the critical edition of Cavalli’s Didone (Bärenreiter Verlag). He is also a member of the new Edition of Carlo Gesualdo Opera Omnia (Bärenreiter). Member of the Editorial Board of several International Journals (Musica Disciplina, Lute Society of America Journal, Early Music, Quadernos de Musica HiberoAmericana, Revista Espanola de Musicologia, Ad Parnassum) he is the first Italian President of the International Musicological Society (2012-2017) after being the representative of Italy for ten years in the IMS Directorium.

Since 2010 he is in the Board of Directors of the Sistema delle Orchestre Giovanili in Italia (honorary president: Claudio Abbado), the Italian branch of the celebrated “El Sistema” founded in Venezuela by J.A. Abreu. In this activity, of relevant social impact, he is the responsible of the International Cooperation programs, including music exchanges with Guatemala and Caribbean and the Mediterranean Sea (Lebanon and Palestine) and also a member of the Music Consultant BOard of the Commissione Pontificia Cultura at the Vatican State.
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