bio

Italian saxophonist, composer and producer, Isabella Fabbri is an eclectic artist within the classical, contemporary and electronic music scenes. She performs as a soloist, in symphonic orchestras and she is co-founder of several artistic projects.

Isabella has performed in some of the most prestigious theaters and concert halls including Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, Cité de la Musique et de la Danse in Strasbourg, Flagey in Bruxelles, CENART in Mexico City, as well as in international music festivals counting Venice Biennale, Milano Musica Festival, George Enescu Festival in Bucharest, Música Nova Festival in São Paulo.

Winner of national and international competitions, she collaborated with Filarmonica del Teatro alla Scala, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Torino, Orchestra del Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, European Contemporary Orchestra, working with notorious conductors such as Riccardo Chailly, Wayne Marshall, Antonio Pappano and collaborating with international composers like Ivan Fedele, Peter Eötvös, Michael Nyman. She recorded for the labels DECCA, Da Vinci Publishing and Digressione Music.

 

She recently founded the recording label Good Waves Music and the music production studio CA' NOVA artistic house, where she produced her debut album Rainbow, with original music for saxophone, voice and electronics inspired by the 7 chakras of Hindu culture. The album was presented at Fabbrica del Vapore in Milan and during several international festivals, in Italy and abroad, like MUNDI Festival and The Jazz Cave Festival.

Isabella is also part of the following artistic projects: SolaSounds at an Exhibition, Bateau-Lavoir CollectiveSenza, Elise Hall Saxophone Quartet, BQ - Baritone Saxophone QuartetAmerindia EnsembleGershwin Quintet, DEI.

 

She is a D'Addario, BG France and Yanagisawa endorsed artist. She represents the brand D’Addario as Woodwinds Specialist during international saxophone competitions, festivals and congresses, counting Andorra Sax Fest, "Adolphe Sax" International Competition in Dinant and World Saxophone Congress.

 

She is Professor of saxophone at the Vibo Valentia Conservatory.

Isabella started to play saxophone under the direction of Marco Gerboni at the Conservatory of her hometown, Ferrara, where she got a bachelor’s degree in classical saxophone and a master’s degree in chamber music, cum laude. She received cum laude her master’s degree in classical saxophone from the Conservatory of Milan, specializing in contemporary repertoire with Mario Marzi. She continued her studies with Philippe Geiss at the Conservatory of Strasbourg, where she obtained her specialization diploma in saxophone performance, while she specialized in electronic music production with Tom Mays. In addition to this, she attended to several masterclasses with international soloists and teachers, such as Claude Delangle, Vincent David, Jean-Denis Michat, Jean-Marie Londeix. She graduated cum laude in musicology at the University of Pavia, whilst also specializing in music cognition (psychology, pedagogy and neuroscience of music) at the Teatro alla Scala Academy in Milan. She holds a PhD in arts with distinction from the University of Lisbon.