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Fabio Ciofini
He studied organ, piano and fortepiano at the Conservatory of Perugia with W. Van de Pol, M.F. Spaventi and C. Veneri, and harpsichord at the Fiesole School of Music with A. Fedi.
He pursued his organ studies at the Amsterdam Conservatory with J. Van Oortmerssen, achieving a post-graduate degree in baroque music in 1999.

In 1995 he was appointed organist at the Collegiate Church of Santa Maria Maggiore in Collescipoli on the W. Hermans baroque organ (1678).
He regularly gives concerts and masterclasses in Italy, Europe, USA, Canada, Mongolia and Japan and is often a guest at some of the most prestigious early music festivals, such as the Lufthansa Festival, the Oude Muziek Festival in Utrecht, the Vantaa Baroque Festival in Javea, Spain, the International Baroque Music Festival at California State University of Chico, Arizona State University of Phoenix and Washington State University of Seattle, organ masterclasses at the Oundle International Festival in England and organ masterclasses at the Conservatories of Pamplona, Banska Bystrika and others.

He has recorded and performed live for the leading European national radio stations (BBC, ZDF, YLE, RAI, etc.). His interpretations of early and baroque music have been met with widespread approval. Fabio Ciofini also works as a director and conductor. He records music for the Bottega Discantica classical music label (Milan), for Loft Recordings (Seattle), for Brilliant Classics (Amsterdam, Netherlands) and for Glossa (Madrid).

He is Director of the Hermans Academy, where he has worked with some of the greatest soloists, such as the violinist Enrico Gatti, the soprano Roberta Invernizzi and the fortepianist Bart Van Oort, with whom he recorded concerts KV 466 and 467 by Mozart for pianoforte and orchestra.
This was rated by critics as being “exceptional”, and achieved five stars in the magazine “Musica”. His latest CD of Corelli’s Opera 4, recorded with the Aurora Ensemble (Glossa) won the “Golden Diapason” and the “Deutschen Schallplattenkritik”.

He teaches historical keyboard at the Giulio Briccialdi Institute of Musical Studies in Terni He has been Artistic Director of the Brunello and Federica Cucinelli Foundation at Solomeo, Perugia since 2010.