"He has been defined by the classical music press as one of the most promising musicians at the international level. Even at his early age, the quality and experience of Enrico Fagone’s musical experience surpass the highest standards. (ranging from Martha Argerich to the Juilliard school of New York ) I am determined to back this statement.” Z.G.- CdT Fagone is a staple performer in the most prestigious festivals worldwide, collaborating with Martha Argerich, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Mischa Maisky, Vadim Repin, Michael Guttman, Kathia and Marielle Labèque and countless others. ?His recording portfolio is vast with appearances on record labels EMI, Deutsche Grammophon and Warner and He is the Principal Guest Conductor of the LICO Long Island Concert Orchestra - New York, Ambassador of the Martha Argerich Presents Project in the world and Artistic Director of the Giovanni Bottesini Competition. Fagone is often invited as a Conductor and soloist all over the world, by numerous orchestras such as Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Mendelsshon Chamber Orchestra, l’Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, NYSO Orchestra Nazionale Giovanile Inglese, LICO Long Island Concert Orchestra New-York, Cameristi del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Napa Valley Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Nazionale del Paraguay, Italian Ensemble (Teatro Bellini di Catania), Bilkent Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Municipale di Rosario, I Virtuosi Italiani ecc. Recently Enrico Fagone has conducted an important series of concerts in Italy, Switzerland, Germany and United States with soloists like Christoph Hartmann (Berliner Philharmoniker), Marco Zoni and Simonide Braconi (Soloists in “Teatro la Scala” of Milan) and the famous singers Vladimir Stoyanov and Amarilli Nizza. He regularly holds Courses and Master Classes worldwide in the most important institutions including; The Juilliard School of New York, Manhattan school of Music (USA), Royal College of Music of London (UK), IUNA of Buenos Aires (Argentina), Royal Danish Academy (Denmark), Toho Gakuen of Tokyo (Japan), and The Paris Conservatory CNSMDP. (France). He is also a respected educator. Currently he maintains a large teaching studio at the Conservatory of Lugano in Switzerland. Before commencing his conducting career, he had the opportunity to perform for fifteen years Symphonic and Opera Repertoire as a Principal Double bass of the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana and in some of the finest orchestras and theaters throughout the world. Such as the Orchestra-Teatro alla Scala (Milan), Parma Opera Theater, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Festival Strings Lucerne, Accademia Nazionale of Santa Cecilia, Rome Opera Theater , NHK of Tokyo. In addition to this seasoned experience, he has made appearances with the most notable conductors of our time. Including, Lorin Mazeel, Myun-Whun Chung, Nello Santi, Christian Thielemann, Bernard Haitink and Daniele Gatti. He graduated cum laude in Double bass at the conservatory ‘Giuseppe Nicolini’ of Piacenza (Italy) with Leonardo Colonna and completed his studies with Franco Petracchi and Klaus Stoll (Berliner Philharmoniker 1965-2008). In addition, he complimented his studies in Composition with Jorge Bosso and in Orchestral Conducting at the "Claudio Abbado" school in Milan, and with Jorma Panula in Helsinki (Panula Academy).