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Haim Fabrizio Cipriani

Born in Genoa, he brilliantly graduated from the Conservatory “Nicolò Paganini” in his home town when he was 17. He studied with M. Trabucco and specialized in ancient music with E. Gatti, A. Bylsma, G. Lavespa, K. Boeke.


He performed over a thousand concerts as soloist or chamber musician all over Europe but also in Japan, Israel, North and South America (Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Musikverein,  Leipzig Gewandhaus, Salle Pleyel in Paris, Amsterdam Concertgebow, Barbican Center in London, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, New York Lincoln Center, Oji Hall in Tokyo) with a repertoire ranging from Middle Age music to Contemporary music, playing with ensembles as Hespérion XX (J.Savall), Les Arts Florissants (W.Christie), Les Musiciens du Louvre (M.Minkowski), Europa Galante, that he has founded with F. Biondi.


During seven years he has been concertmaster of Il Seminario Musicale from Paris, conducted by G.Lesne.


From his youth he has been recording hundreds of cd’s (Deutsche Grammophon, Decca, EMI, Astrée, Cantus, Stradivarius, Dynamic), some of which have been prized by the international critics (Diapason d'Or, Vivaldi Prize of Fondazione G.Cini, Choc du Monde de la Musique). Many of his solo recordings have been devoted to unpublished violin music composers (M. Mascitti, G. Guido, E.F. Dall'Abaco).


Cipriani’s recording of Mozart sonatas, in duo with pianist Sergio Ciomei, was rewarded in Japan as one as one of the finest Mozart recordings ever made (Ontomo Guide for best chamber music).


He has been invited by various institutions (Fondation Royaumont Paris, Musical Academy of Pescara)  as a teacher, and has undertaken the role of conductor, participating in the staging of "Peter Grimes" by B. Britten in the Opera theatre of Montpellier (France) .


Since 2000 he is conductor of the Ensemble Il Falcone (Italy) and collaborator of the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra (Israel).


Since 2003 he is a stable member of the ensemble Il Giardino Armonico (Italy), and he is regularly invited to play with the Ensembles I Barocchisti (conducted by D. Fasolis), Concerto Soave and Café Zimmermann.

In 2006, following the restoration of the Guarneri violin formerly owned by N. Paganini, F.H.Cipriani performed on this prestigious instrument a Bach program, joining the small circle of violinists who have been invited to play on the famous "Cannone".

In 2015 he created in Italy the Ensemble Chiaroscuro, with whom he realized the solo album Baroque Enchantment, that will be published in 2016 by Concerto Classics.


A scholar of biblical and talmudic thought and philosophy, he is also active as a teacher, writer and lecturer on these subjects. He have published several books and articles of biblical commentaries and Jewish thought.



Internet audio links :


A.Vivaldi : Violin sonatas Op 2 Num. 3


M.Mascitti : Violin sonatas Op. 2


A variety of live recordings, some with Niccolò Paganini's violin :



Internet video links :


A.Vivaldi : « Winter », from Four Seasons (live, Toulon 2012)


E.F. Dall’Abaco : Violin sonata (live, 2009)


D.Castello: Sonata a quattro (live, Genoa 2008)


F.Schubert :  Nacht und Traume (live, Baarn 2006)



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