Gabriele Mirabassi - clarinet

28-31 August 2018 ♦ Cava de' Tirreni (Sa) - Italy

Attendance fee € 200,00


Gabriele Mirabassi was born in Perugia where he studied clarinet at the Conservatory "F. Morlacchi" and graduated in 1986 with honours. Mirabassi stirs with equal boldness both in the classical music and in the jazz. For some years he had taken a great interest in contemporary music: he founded and performed with L'Artisanat Furieux Ensemble (active from 86 to 92); at the same time played with Ensemble Veni of Bratislava and with the Ensemble Musica Negativa of Frankfurt. Performing under prestigious conductors like Gunter Schuller, John Cage, Jurg Wittenbach, Siegfried Palm, Luis Andriessen and Reiner Rhin, he participated in several Festivals of contemporary music in Italy and abroad: the Biennial in Zagabria, Melos-Ethos in Bratislava, The Festival of Athens, Salle Patino in Geneva, Spazio Musica in Cagliari, etc.

In the classical music he performed with M. Brunello, A. Lucchesini, M. Rizzi, Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana, Istituzione Sinfonica Abruzzese, Banda Sinfonica do Estado de Sao Paoulo, Ensemble Conductus.

His involvement with jazz went side by side with his interest in contemporary music, and continued to grow after the recording of Coloriage in duo with the accordionist Richard Galliano and it is now is his exclusive activity. Gabriele has collaborated with some of the most outstanding Italian and European musicians (Enrico Rava, Enrico Pieranunzi, Stefano Bollani, Marc Johnson, John Taylor, Steve Swallow, Stefano Battaglia, Roberto Gatto, Rabih Abu Khalil, Edmar Castaneda) and took part in important jazz festivals in Italy: Umbria Jazz, Pescara Jazz, Vignola, Tivoli, Bergamo Jazz, Clusone, etc and abroad: Moers in Germany, Varna in Bulgaria, Fete de l'Humanite in Paris, Amiens, the Festivals in Bejing and Shanghai, The Montreal Festival and at the Knitting Factory in New York.

In the last years then he develops a deeply search on the Brazilian instrumental, popular music and on the South America’s one in general. He currently plays in duo with the Brazilian guitarists Guinga and Roberto Taufic, with the pianist André Mehmari and with the pianist Andrea Lucchesini.