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Fausto Quintabà, Mag.art.

Repetiteur
Assistant, Department of Events

  • Paul Hofheimer Gasse 6/III (Room: Q0347)
  • 6020 Innsbruck

Fausto Quintabà, born in 1977 in Palermo, received piano lessons from Marcello Biondolillo at the Vincenzo Bellini Conservatory. After his graduation with distinction, he won many national and international competitions. He attended master classes with Aquiles Delle Vigne, Milan Skampa, Andrea Nannoni and Rocco Filippini as well as the Accademia Musici Artis in Rome and the Accademia Musicale Pescarese with Bruno Mezzena and Pierluigi Camicia. In 2000 he worked as accompanist and pianist for the orchestra of the Teatro Massimo Foundation in Palermo. With the clarinetist Gaspare Vittorio Buonomano, he won first prizes in five international competitions in 2004. In March 2007 he graduated with distinction in piano at the Mozarteum University Salzburg with Claudius Tanski.

In demand as a soloist and pianist for new music, he gives concerts in Austria, Germany, Serbia, Croatia, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Hungary, Zimbabwe, Iran, Colombia and Italy under the direction of Peter WesenAuer, Tito Ceccherini, Johannes Kalitzke, Gerhard Sammer, Francesco Angelico and David Danzmayr.

He has participated in numerous premieres and played with the Salzburg Classical Quintet, the Trio Broz, the Piano meet percussions, Wolfgang Holzmair, the oenm and the Ensemble Acrobat, whose artistic director he is. In July 2005 and 2006 he played at the opening of the Salzburg Festival. As an accompanist he worked with Alois Brandhofer, Joseph Steinböck, Peter Langgartner, Ulricke Sych, Claudia Visca, Elisabeth Wilke, Andreas Macco, David Frühwirt and at the Mozarteum Summer Academy with Peter Gülke. As a soloist, he played Mozart, Beethoven, Hindemith, Shostakovich and Rachmaninov. He has already recorded several CDs for the Urania and Orlando Wien labels with chamber music partners such as Lito Fontana, Hans Gansch, Dario Zingales, Damiano Scarpa and Francesca Canali.

Since September 2008 he has been accompanist at the Innsbruck State Conservatory and since October 2015 also in the singing department of the Mozarteum University Salzburg. He studied conducting with Tito Ceccherini and is currently leading the Telfs Orchestra.