Great personality, flawless technique, versatile musical taste, impressing while easily overtaking extreme difficulties (MUSICA 2001)
Flawless as far as sound, tone, phrasing (MS January 2003)
He shows a mature artistic taste, enthralling and astonishing personality ... he overtakes extreme difficulties with such a nonchalance to deserve a real standing ovation. A true revelation (Giornale della Musica March 2003)
We must honour such a perfect mastering (MUSICA March 2003)
Luca Fanfoni demonstrates great intent throughout ... it is all very vivid (STRAD January 2003)
Excellent violiniste, il joue tout sans faute... (REPERTOIRE, May 2005)
An archet brillant et une intelligence musicale èvidente (dans les caprices surtout, jouès avec endurance et sang-froid) (LE MONDE DE LA MUSIQUE, April 2003)
Emerito virtuoso, colpo d'arco scorrevole, velocità d'esecuzione elevata, destrezza notevole della mano sinistra e belle qualità timbriche (DIAPASON, August 2003)
a Luca Fanfoni spetta il merito di aver realizzato la coraggiosa,pregevolissima prima edizione integrale dei concerti per violino di Antonio Lolli...può essere considerato il punto di svolta per la rivalutazione di una musica affascinante (Cesare Fenonani, Amadeus, Agosto 2008)...
Una splendida primera grabacion mundial que nos abre un repertorio desconocido pero muy digno de interès por la traciòn del estilo barocco al nuevo virtuosismo del violin....(Di Verdi 2008)
Compliments à Luca Fanfoni, digne disciple de ce virtuose mèconnu...(Diapason 2008)
Luca Fanfoni, born in Parma, studied at the "G. Verdi" Conservatory in Milan, where he graduated with honours under Gigino Maestri's guide.
At a very young age he won the first prize at the International Competition of Stresa, the first prize at the National Competition of Pescara and the first prize at the National Competition of Vittorio Veneto.
His acquaintance and studying with violinists of international reputation such as Leonid Kogan, Dora Schwarzberg and Franco Gulli of the Chigiana Academy of Siena resulted to be decisive to his musical formation. At the Chigiana Academy of Siena he obtained a grant that allowed him to study with these great musicians, earning at the same time the Diploma of Merit;
During this last phase of improvement, he participated to numerous International Competitions winning, in 1988, the first prize at the International Competition "Romano Romanini - Premio Città di Brescia" and winning the International Competition "Giovan Viotti Batiste" of Vercelli in 1987 and the "Enrico Costa" prize in 1989 at the International Competition "Niccolò Paganini" of Genoa.
His concerts took place in the most prestigious halls all over the world where he has obtaied unanimous success both from the public and specialized critic so that he can be considered one of the most outstanding Italian violinists.
In 2000 he recorded a CD for Phoenix recording house containing musics by E.Grieg, Paganini-Milstein, M.Ravel, A.Piazzolla which was received with great interest and a praises from the specialized critics, and in 2001, at the end of G. Verdi’s centenary, Dynamic discographic house of Genoa issued a Cd containing unpublished pieces and brillinat fantasie on Verdi’s themes for violin and piano.
In February 2002 he had his début in New York at the Carnegie Hall, where he has held another concert in 2003; with this performance he started his tournée in the United States. He has recorded the 12 Concerts Op.III and 24 Capricci by Pietro Antonio Locatelli for the Dynamic discographic house in collaboration with the Chamber orchestra "Reale Concerto" as director and soloist. The latter recording has drawn awesome comments from the critics Luca Fanfoni con questa edizione integrale dell'Arte del Violino di Pietro Antonio Locatelli ha realizzato un'autentica impresa...
In October 2004, the most important italian musical magazine, AMADEUS, produced and published a volume consisting of Six Sonatas for Solo Violin by Eugene Ysaye performed by Luca Fanfoni
In May 2005 he performed in Rome, Presidential Palace "Il Quirinale", broadcasted by Italian National Broadcaster Rai Radio 3.
In 2006 he directed and performed Niccolò Paganini’s 6th Concerto in E minor with the San Marino State Orchestra.
In October 2007 Dynamic Records released the complete recordings of Antonio Lolli’s ten violin concertos with Luca Fanfoni as performer and conductor of the Reale Concerto ensemble.
In July 2010 Dynamic Records released the complete recordings of Antonio Lolli’s violin sonatas for violin and Basso Continuo with Luca Fanfoni as performer.
In December 2011 he did a prestigious tour to Guatemala as soloist with Orchestra Sinfonica Juvenil Municipal in support of the project Muni Joven in collaboration with "Enel Cuore" and with the Orchestra of Los Altos in Xela.
In Nicaragua he has performed as conductor and soloist with Nicaragua State Orchestra.
With the Reale Concerto ensemble in 2012 he went on a long tour in Japan as conductor and soloist, performing in the most important concert halls in Nagoya, Fukuoka, Sapporo, Kanazawa, Shizuoka e Okayama. The concert at the Toppan Hall in Tokyo has been broadcasted live on television by NHK
In 2013 he has recorded for Dynamic the Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin by J.S.Bach ...l'interpretazione è freschissima,avvincente per capacità d'invenzione,impreziosita da tocchi di autentica poesia. AMADEUS ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ gennaio 2013 Cesare Fertonani
... Fanfoni conferma intonazione sicura e bel suono,cura dei dettagli, scorrevolezza esecutiva e pulizia notevole.Appunto un'autentica natura violinistica... MUSICA ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ aprile 2014 Alberto Cantù
Always together with Luca Ballerini he has recorded for Amadeus on-line the cd "Streghe e Demoni" with music by Tartini, Paganini, and Locatelli, published with the December 2013 issue.
In 2014 he will tour with the "Pietro Antonio Locatelli" Festival, for the 250° anniversary, with concerts in Europe with the ensemble Reale Concerto.
He is teacher of violin at the Conservatory Arrigo Boito in Parma and he plays a 1690 violin by Goffredo Cappa.