Fausto Fungaroli

Dirigent - Conductor - Direttore d'orchestra

Fausto Fungaroli is an Italian conductor, choirmaster and clarinet player.

He graduated in clarinet and Conductor for wind orchestra at Domenico
Cimarosa Conservatory in Avellino and after he awarded a Diploma in
orchestral conducting at the Regio Conservatory San Pietro a Majella in Naples
with Prof. Francesco Vizioli.

In the year 2003 he concluded the Vienna conducting Masterclasses with Prof.
Salvador Mas Conde, with a final concert in the Vienna Conservatory Hall.

Fausto Fungaroli has been from 2003 to 2006 regular participants in the
Conducting-Course”Bach Woche” under the direction of Prof. Helmuth Rilling
and Prof. Masaki Suzuki. The successful participation in the above-mentioned
masterclasses 2004 was followed by an invitation as the only scholarship in that
year for the assistance of Prof. Helmuth Rilling at the European music festival
in Stuttgart/Germany.

As choirmaster he has worked with Helmuth Rilling and at the Stuttgart's Gächinger Kantorei,
with Christoph von Dohnànyi, Aldo Ceccato.
He conducts professional orchestras with and without choir, in symphonic and choral-symphonic repertoire;
with choirs and vocal ensembles he conducted several of renaissance and contemporary A-cappella pieces
of Italian, German and French traditions.

From 2005 to 2006 Fausto Fungaroli was Conductor-Scholarship at the
academy of music and theatre in Hamburg, Germany, where he attended the
classes of Prof. Christof Prick.

He has started with Hamburg’s NDR Sinfonieorchester in 2011, with music by
Charles Ives.

Already guest conductor of the JOVE “ Orchestra Sinfonica di Castellòn” and
Stuttgart’s “ Bach Collegium” , he has been from 2009 to 2015 the permanent
conductor of Hamburg’s Youth State Orchestra “Landesjugendorchester” with
which he has performed more than 35 concerts programs and first absolute
executions in Germany.

With large success Fausto Fungaroli directed the New Year concert 2007 in the
Teatro San Carlo of Napoli.

From 2009 to 2010 he has been Maestro Christoph Von Dohnànyi’s assistant, at
that time he was the principal conductor of Hamburg’s NDR Sinfonieorchester .
He has also been assistant of other prestigious Masters like Michael Gielen and
Aldo Ceccato.

He has conducted in famous Opera Houses in Germany and in other parts of the
world such as Hamburg’s “Laeizshalle”, Munich’s “Herkulessaal”, Stuttgarts’
“Liederhalle”, Saint Petersburg’s “Schostakowitsch Saal”, Naples’ “Teatro San
Carlo”, Salerno’s “Teatro Verdi”, Castellòn’s and Peniscola’s Auditorium and
Berlin’s “Konzerthouse”.

In 2014 Fausto Fungaroli made his debut with great success at Berlin’s
Philharmonie conducting Matera’s “Orchestra del Conservatorio Duni”, the
concert has been broadcasted worldwide and it has contributed in a decisive
way to the appointment of Matera as the European Culture Capital “2019”.

In November 2014 he has conducted three concerts with the prestigious
Hamburg’s String Orchestra “ Ensemble Resonanz”.

Fausto Fungaroli has been member of the jury in several international contests.

During October 2015 he has accompanied the legendary German clarinet player
Karl Leister with the Friuli Venezia Giulia’s Regional Orchestra “

In summer 2016 he has conducted the prestigious Chamber Orchestra of
Kazakhstan and the Opera Orchestra of Kharkov/Ukraine in many concerts in

His Concert in the sold out Berlin's Philharmonie (Great Hall) in February 2017
with the Berliner Symphoniker was celebrated with standing ovations.

Since 2011 Fausto Fungaroli is the new principal conductor of the Lubecca’s University Orchestra,
counting a memorable concert with the soloist David Orlowsky.