Diego Fasolis is renowned as an interpreter of historically informed music. He studied in Zurich, Paris and Cremona where he obtained four diplomas with distinction. He began his career in the 80s as a concert organist, performing regularly complete works by Bach, Buxtehude, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Franck and Liszt. Having acquired worldwide recognition, Maestro Fasolis was appointed Chief conductor of the Vocal and Instrumental Ensembles of Swiss Radio and Television in 1993. In 1998 he began conducting I Barocchisti, a Baroque orchestra with period instruments, which he founded with his wife Adriana Fasolis-Brambilla. After her premature death in 2013 he established a charitable foundation in her name to support young musicians.
He has been working with the acclaimed Mezzo-Soprano Cecilia Bartoli since 2011 and has been involved in projects including audio and video recordings as well as major concert tours around the world. Appearing regularly at the finest opera houses, Fasolis enjoys a close association with La Scala, Teatro Regio Torino, Teatro La Fenice, Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Berlin Staatsoper, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and Versailles Royal Opera, Opernhaus Zürich, Opéra de Lausanne, Shanghai Grand Theatre, Angers-Nantes Opéra. Recent and future engagements include a Mozart concert series at Genoa Teatro Carlo Felice, Bach’s Johannes-Passion in Stuttgart, Bellini’s Norma at Opéra de Lausanne and Vivaldi’s Orlando furioso at La Fenice di Venezia.
With more than 120 CDs released by major international recording companies such as EMI-Virgin, Naïve, Universal Music and Warner Classics, Maestro Fasolis received numerous prizes for his commitment in the rediscovery of the operatic repertoire.