Curriculum vitae

Fabio Ferrucci was born in 1969 in Faenza. He graduated at Conservatorio “Francesco Venezze” - Rovigo in Piano (1989), Choral music and choir conducting (1994), Didactics (1994), Acoustics and tuning (1995); at Conservatorio “G. B. Martini” - Bologna in Electroacoustic music (2001). From 1989 to 1993 he attended Piano Academy “Incontri col maestro” in Imola.

He also graduated cum laude in Philosophy at Alma Mater Studiorum - Bologna with a thesis on Renaissance mnemonic techniques.

Since 1989 he has been teaching Piano at Scuola Comunale di Musica “G. Sarti” in Faenza. From 1994 to 1999 he taught Music Education at Scuola Media “S. Umiltà” in Faenza. In 1999 he was a winner in the national ordinary competition for Theory, rhythm and eartraining teachers. Since then he has been teaching at Conservatorio “Arrigo Boito” in Parma. He also is Theory, rhythm and eartraining Referent professor and Department Coordinator for theoretical, historical and musicological subjects. Since 2012 he is Students’ Counsellor and since 2016 Didactic supervisor.

He regularely attends re-training courses and workshops in Italy and abroad, and carries out an intense teaching and training mobility activity at European institutions. He has taken part twice in the jury of the International Solfège Competition in Ljubljana (2015 and 2017 editions) and in October 2017 has given an eartraining masterclass at the prestigious Gnesins Academy in Moscow. Curriculum designer in the Strategic parnerships VoxEarlyMus and European Opera Academy, he is the person in charge for Conservatorio "Boito" at CNVQR. From 2018 to 2021 he is AFAM Subject expert for the National evaluation agency on higher education (ANVUR). In 2020 he was called to be part of the INDIRE National Agency consultation group as AFAM expert for the implementation of the Erasmus + 2021-2027 program.

He created and every year organizes the international eartraining workshop and forum "Sentiamoci a Parma - connecting ears!", in order to gather in a single event eartraining teachers from different european institutions and experiences. Starting from 2015, Sentiamoci a Parma has built up a network of more than 150 eartraining teachers all over Europe. He also collaborated in the Italian version of the eartraining EarMaster software.

In 2019 he was one of the two winners in the first "Leonardo da Vinci" call for Arts and Music Institutions staff, an award established by National Ministery to enhance the skills and abilities of Italian higher education teaching and research staff at the international level. This grant allowed him to collaborate as a visiting academic with the UiT in Tromsø (Norway). In 2020 he won the "Leonardo da Vinci" prize for the second time, thanks to a cooperation project with the Royal Conservatoire in Den Haag (The Netherlands) and the Latvian Academy of Music in Riga (Latvia).

He translated De umbris idearum by Giordano Bruno and wrote “L’arte della memoria di Giordano Bruno” (The art of memory in Giordano Bruno), published by Anima Edizioni (Milano, 2006), with the practical and concrete explanation of the memory techniques devised by the philosopher.