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Fabio Mechetti has served as the artistic director and principal conductor of the Minas Gerais Philharmonic Orchestra since its creation. The orchestra has received numerous awards, recorded nine albums, including several on Naxos, and toured across South America. In 2014, Mechetti became the conductor of the Malaysian Philharmonic, the first Brazilian principal conductor of an Asian orchestra. In the US, Mechetti directed the Jacksonville Symphony for 14 years, and is currently their Conductor Emeritus. He also served as music director of the Syracuse and Spokane Symphony Orchestras, was resident conductor of the San Diego Symphony and Mstislav Rostropovich’s associate conductor with the National Symphony Orchestra, leading concerts at venues such as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

He made his debut at Carnegie Hall conducting the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and continues to lead several North American orchestras. He has also appeared with numerous international orchestras. Born in São Paulo, Fabio Mechetti holds Master’s degrees in conducting and composition from The Julliard School. He was awarded, in 1989, the First prize of the International Nicolai Malko Competition for Young Conductors, under the patronage of Prince Henrick of Denmark.

For more information, visit www.fabiomechetti.com.

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