Enrico Fagone is appointed principal double bass in the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana (OSI) since 2004 and professor at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana since 2010. His artistic activity is divided between the performance and conducting. He is regularly invited by the most prestigious festivals worldwide, and regularly performs with Martha Argerich, Vladimir Ashkeanzy, Ivry Gitlis, Martha Argerich, Mischa Maisky, Vadim Repin, Katia and Marielle Labèque. As conductor and soloist he has been invited by London Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, RAI National Symphony Orchestra of Turin, Cagliari Theatre Orchestra, Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra, I Virtuosi Italiani, the Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra, LaVerdi the Milan Symphony Orchestra Giuseppe Verdi, the Chamber Orchestra of Padova e del Veneto, the Munich Chamber Opera, FOI Filarmonica dell’Opera Italiana, Philharmonie Südwestfalen, to name but a few. Fagone devotes much of his energy to making new compositions known, music written today for today's audience. Performing music of our present time, conducting pieces by living composers and proposing new sound gestures are a priority in his artistic career. Fagone regularly holds master classes at The Juilliard School (New York), Royal College of Music (London), Mozarteum (Salzburg), Royal Danish Academy, Toho Gakuen (Tokyo) and Paris Conservatory CNSMDP. Fagone studied in Piacenza with Leonardo Colonna and completed his studies in double bass with Franco Petracchi and Klaus Stoll. He studied conducting at the Abbado School, in Milano, later he completed his studies with Jorma Panula in Helsinki. Fagone studied composition with Jorge. A. Bosso. Fagone is artistic director of the Bottesini Competition, Music Director of the Long Island Orchestra in New York and Ambassador of the Martha Argerich Project.