Fabrizio Mazzetta

Fabrizio MazzettaCello

Cellist Fabrizio Mazzetta’s goal as a teacher is to connect with students from the earliest stage of their musical journey together, and to understand their tastes and motivation for playing the cello, along with their strengths and weaknesses. He enjoys tailoring his teaching to the individual student’s capabilities and talents, while maintaining a logical, progressive and playful curriculum. He teaches to fit any age and level—from complete beginners to more advanced students, and people of all ages. “I tend to pick and choose a specific approach based on the aims of my students,” Fabrizio says. “I try to blend a detail-oriented sense of listening and practice with an applied technical approach. This gives students the chance to try out and use new techniques and theories in a short-term, efficient manner.”

Fabrizio brings a global perspective to his teaching. He earned his undergraduate diploma and bachelor’s degree from the National Regional Conservatory of Music of Aubervilliers in Paris, France. He has studied at Bourg-la-Reine Sceaux National Music School, and earned a Master of Music in Cello Performance (with distinction) at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA. At Longy, he was a student of Iseut Chuat and former Boston Symphony Orchestra member Ronald Feldman. He also holds a postgraduate degree in French Modern Literature, Pedagogy and Semiotics. Fabrizio is a recipient of the Chiles Foundation award. 

Fabrizio is very interested in improvisation, and has studied with such well-known jazz musicians as Peter Cassino, Georges Garlzone and Gunter Schuller. He has performed and recorded works by composer Cyril Morin for Radio France with the Samsara String Quartet, and in the United States for the Henry Mancini Live Orchestra, Air Traffic Controller, The Brian Gottesman Band, Jenny Scheinman and Peter Moore.

As a performer, Fabrizio has appeared as a member of several orchestras and music ensembles, including the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, Hingham Symphony Orchestra, Symphony New Hampshire, Gloucester Chamber Music Series, Pas de Deuz String Duet, Chagall-Boston String Quartet and most recently with the newly-founded PontiCelli Trio.

As to the possible outcomes of Fabrizio’s teaching? Each year, several of his students have been designated as junior and senior district and state award winners.