Fabio Mastrangelo is Principal Conductor & Music Director of the State Hermitage Orchestra "St. Petersburg Camerata", Principal Guest Conductor of the Novosibirsk Academic Symphony Orchestra, the State Symphony Orchestra of Tatarstan, the State Hermitage Orchestra and the State Opera and Ballet Theatre of Yekaterinburg as well as Artistic Director of the Novosibirsk Camerata, a regular Guest Conductor at the Mariinsky Theatre and of the St Petersburg State Theatre of Musical Comedy.
He was born in 1965 in Bari to a family of musicians. Fabio Mastrangelo began his music studies at the faculty of piano of the Conservatorio Piccinni in Bari under Pierluigi Camicia. While still a student, he won nationwide piano competitions in Osimo (1980) and Rome (1986). He trained at the Geneva Conservatoire under Maria Tipo and at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he attended master classes by Aldo Ciccolini, Seymour Lipkin and Paul Badura-Skoda. Mastrangelo regularly appears in concerts as a pianist to this day, performing in Italy, Canada, the USA and Russia.
Conducting studies followed at the Pescara Academy of Music under Gilberto Serembe (Italy) and in Vienna under Leonard Bernstein and Karl Österreicher in Vienna and at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome; he has attended master classes of Neeme Järvi and Jorma Panula.
Fabio Mastrangelo is a prize-winner at young conductors’ competitions including Mario Gusella – 1993, Mario Gusella – 1995 (Pescara) and Donatella Flick – 2000 (London).
In 1997, the maestro led the Symphony Orchestra of Bari, and he conducted orchestras in Taranto, Palermo and Pescara as well as the Orchestra Filarmonica di Roma. For two seasons (2005–2007) he was Music Director of the Società dei Concerti Orchestra (Bari), with which he twice toured to Japan. Today, Fabio Mastrangelo also performs with the Symphony Orchestra of Vilnius, the Orchestra of the Arena di Verona, the St Petersburg and Moscow Philharmonic Orchestras, the St Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra, the St Petersburg State Capella Orchestra and various ensembles from Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and several other cities. Between 2001 and 2006, Fabio Mastrangelo directed the Etoiles du Château de Chailly international festival in France.