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"I had the great good fortune to hear my NIGHT OF THE FOUR MOONS

conducted by the accomplished Italian conductor Simone Fontanelli.

It is rare that one's music is prepared with such sensitivity and insight,

combined with such superb technical skill. My warmest congratulations

to this wonderful musician!" 

George Crumb

NEW RELEASE!!!

Simone Fontanelli

ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS A PIECE OF WOOD

A musical tale after Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio

For solo clarinet and narrator - English version

Narrator: Jon Iles       Clarinet: Sarah Watts

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Simone Fontanelli

WORKS FOR SOLO INSTRUMENTS

(1990 - 2010)

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Simone Fontanelli

SPOTS. 48 pieces for young violinists 

Fiona Robertson and Ren Jean, violin

Also featuring, Flora Fontanelli

2CDs

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 Highlights 2021 


October 2  

Salzburg (A), Literaturhaus

WP os Simone Fontanelli, s “Den Schmerz zu heilen”, for Mezzo-soprano, Recorders and Percussion. 

Commission Internationale Paul Hofhaymer Gesellschaft Salzburg. 

Ensemble Mönch von Salzburg: Cordula Stepp, Voice; Anne-Suse Enßle, Recorders; Philipp Lamprecht, Percussion


August 28

Auver-le-Hamon (F) - Festival de Sablé

Simone Fontanelli - Je commence par déclarer (2018)

for violin and recorder with a vocal part for both performers.

Words by Giacomo Casanova, from "Histoire de ma vie"

Dorothee Oberlinger, recorder/voice and Dmitry Sinkovsky, violin/voice


July, 18

Hannover (D)

CD recording of Simone Fontanelli’s Je vous parle d’un temps lointain, for solo flute (2015)

Antonella Bini, flute


June, 27

Bergamo (I) – Sala Piatti. Stagione “…e adesso Musica!”

Simone Fontanelli - Poemi di Trilussa

Per Ensemble professionale, orchestra amatoriale e narratore (2021)

Achrome Ensemble e Orchestra Giovanile Crescendo. Marcello Parolini e Judit Földes, direttori. Simone Fontanelli, narratore


Highlights 2020

December 20, 21 & 22

Dresden (D) - Semperzwei

Fontanelli’s Chamber opera “Es war einmal ein Stück Holz”, for clarinet and narrator

Guido Hammesfahr, actor; Robert Oberaigner, clarinet


November 14

Geras (A) -  Marmorsaal

Austrian Premiere of Fontanelli’s “Es war einmal ein Stück Holz”

for clarinet and narrator

Alexander Stummer, narrator; Simon Reirmaier, clarinet


October 3

Dresden (D) - Semperoper

WP of Fontanelli’s new work for septet

Commission Staatskapelle Dresden

Staatskapelle Dresden Kammerensemble.


May 23

Solomeo, Perugia (I) – Teatro Cucinelli 

Don Chisciotte

Spettacolo musicale liberamente ispirato a Don Chisciotte della Mancia di Cervantes

Testo originale diFrancesco «Bolo» Rossini

Musiche originali di Simone Fontanelli

Coordinamento artistico di Giampiero Frondini
con Francesco «Bolo» Rossini, Ensemble «Magazzini Babàr», Compagnia Teatro Musicale «Musica per Crescere», Coro di Voci Bianche e giovanile «Octava Aurea» diretto da Mario Cecchetti

Highlights 2019

November 25

Salzburg Biennale – Großer Saal der Stiftung Mozarteums

Simone Fontanelli - Je commence par déclarer 

for violin and recorder with a vocal part for both performers.

Words by Giacomo Casanova, from "Histoire de ma vie"

Dorothee Oberlinger, recorder/voice and Dmitry Sinkovsky, violin/voice


March 16

Santander (E), Palacio de Festivales

Spanish premiere  of Simone Fontanelli’

"Había una vez un trozo de madera”

Cuento musical basado en el Pinocho de Carlo Collodi.

para clarinete y actor/acrtriz

Mónica González, actriz, y Nando Mora, clarinete


Highlights 2018

November 25  

Berlin (D), Staatsoper Unter den Linden

Simone Fontanelli, Je commence par déclarer (2017)

Dorothee  Oberlinger, recorder/voice and Dmitry Sinkovsky, violin/voice


September 16  

Dresden (D), Staatskapelle Dresden

WP of Simone Fontanelli’s

C’era una volta un pezzo di legno (…e adesso ancora), for clarinet and large ensemble (2018).

Robert Oberaigner, clarinet; Staatskapelle Dresden 


June 10 

Potsdam (D), Musikfestspiele Sanssouci

WP of Simone Fontanelli’s

Je commence par déclarer (2017), for violin and recorder with a vocal part for both performers.

Commissioned by Musikfestspiele Sanssouci

Dorothee  Oberlinger, recorder/voice and Dmitry Sinkovsky, violin/voice

László Lajtha (1892 - 1963)

Complete Works for String Orchestra 

Weiner-Szász Chamber Orchestra - Budapest

Simone Fontanelli, conductor

Imre Rohman conductor

Péter Csaba, conductor 

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Spanish Tour 2021-2022

Simone Fontanelli  

"Había una vez un trozo de madera”

Cuento musical basado en el Pinocho de Carlo Collodi. 

Para clarinete y actor/acrtriz

“Once Upon a Time There Was a Piece of Wood”. 

After Carlo Collodi’s Pinocchio

For clarinet and actor/actress

A Quasar Teatro production - http://www.quasar-teatro.com

Mónica González, actress

Andrés Pueyo, clarinet


July, 10 - Festival Bisontere 2021, Santillana del Mar

September, 15 - Parque Jado, Santander

September, 30 - Teatro Municipal Colindres, Cantabria

October 30, - XIV Ciclo Jóvenes Solistas de Murcia, Murcia

November, 19 - Centro Cultural Soto de la Marina, Cantabria

December, 11 - Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid 

December, 18 - Limpias, Cantabria