Renato Fabbro


Pianist Renato Fabbro completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Rice University as a Bass Fellowship recipient. His principal teachers were Larry Graham, Angela Cheng and John Perry. Dr. Fabbro has performed at the Aspen Music Festival, Sarasota Music Festival, Boulder Bach Festival, Colorado Mozart Festival, and Astoria Music Festival. He has performed chamber music recitals with acclaimed violinist Frank Huang and Northwestern University clarinet professor Steven Cohen. As part of the Martingale Ensemble, he recorded music of Claude Debussy and Gustav Mahler with members of the Oregon Symphony for the MSR Classics label. He has judged many competitions, including the MTNA Northwest and Southwest Division Competitions, Russian Chamber Music Foundation of Seattle Competition, Silver State Competition, Musicians West Piano Competition, Chopin Northwest Competition, Vancouver Kiwanis Music Festival, Reno Music Festival, Seattle International Piano Festival, Texas Music Teachers Association State Performance Competition, Washington Outstanding Artist Competition, Spokane Piano Competition, Musicfest Northwest, Seattle Steinway Competition, Portland Young Pianists Competition, and Washington and Idaho MTNA Piano Competitions. He was a professor of piano at the University of Portland for twelve years and also taught at Marylhurst University and at the University of Texas at San Antonio Summer Music Institute. He was invited to give master classes for the Boise Tuesday Musicale, Musicfest Northwest, North Idaho Music Teachers Association and at the Nevada School of the Arts as part of their master class series.

Dr. Fabbro won the Adeline Rosenberg Memorial First Prize in the Fort Collins Symphony National Young Artist Competition as well as first prizes in the Grand Junction Symphony National Young Artist Competition, Colorado State Music Teachers Association Young Artists Piano Competition, Colorado University Honors Competition and several others. He has also won prizes and awards in the Lee Piano Competition, MTNA Young Artist Piano Competition and Jefferson Symphony International Young Artists Competition. He has been a featured soloist with the Oregon Symphony, Denver Philharmonic Orchestra, Fort Collins Symphony, Grand Junction Symphony, Coeur d’Alene Symphony and Colorado University Orchestra.   

His students have won top prizes in many competitions, including Third Prize in the National Finals of the MTNA Junior Piano Performance Competition, as well as two other MTNA national finalists. Other student awards include the Most Exceptional Performer prize at the Charleston International Piano Competition and first prizes in the Mondavi Center National Young Artist Competition, National Federation of Music Clubs Stillman Kelley Award, Bellagrande International Music Competition, Idaho MTNA Piano Competition and multiple first prizes in the Coeur d’Alene Symphony National Young Artist Competition, Vancouver Symphony National Young Artists Competition, Steinway & Sons Piano Competition, Portland Young Pianists Competition, Washington Outstanding Artist Competition, Oregon MTNA Piano Competition, Spokane Piano Competition, Central Oregon Symphony Young Artists Competition, Monday Musical Club Scholarship Competition, Wiscarson Competition, Beaverton Symphony Young Artists Competition, Eugene Symphony Young Artist Competition, Portland Youth Philharmonic Concerto Competition, American Fine Arts Festival International Concerto Competition, Oregon Sinfonietta Concerto Competition and top prizes in the New Orleans Piano Institute International Competition and New York Debut Young Musicians Competition, among others. His students have also been accepted into top piano performance degree programs, including the Eastman School of Music, Indiana University, Peabody Conservatory, Cleveland Institute of Music and Rice University Shepherd School of Music.

Dr. Fabbro is a member of the artistic advisory panels for the Bellevue Symphony and the Pacific International Piano Competition. 

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