Gordon Fantini started playing the bassoon at the age of 14, after having studied the piano for five years. In 2004 he studied with Prof. Leonardo Dosso in the Conservatory G. Verdi in his hometown of Milano where he achieved the Diploma with honours. He perfections his studies with Sergio Azzolini, Carlo Colombo, Gilbert Audin, Gabriele Screpis, Albrecht Holder...
Throughout his career, Fantini won several important prizes such as 1st prize in his category in the World Music Competition (Vienna) and first prize in the Sàndor Vègh Competition (president of jury Ivàn Fischer) in Budapest.
He collaborated and collaborates as solo bassoonist in orchestras all over the world: the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (London), Rotterdam Philarmonic Orchestra, Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini (Parma), the Haydn Orchestra (Bolzano), the Verbier Chamber Festival Orchestra… And as guest bassoonist at the Berner Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, the KammerOrchester Basel and others.
He also participated in various festivals: Gstaad Menuhin Festival, Sion Festival by invitation of Pavel Vernikov, Amiata Piano Festival (Tuscany), the Schleswig Holstein International Music Festival, the Morellino Classica International Festival, in Tuscany.
As soloist, he performed in Colombo (Sri Lanka), With the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Sinfonietta de Lausanne…
In February 2020 he won the position of Solo Bassoon, Section Leader at the Belgian National Orchestra, Brussels. From September 2020 he became an artist member of the Brussels Muzieque.
In September 2022 he will start as the principal study teacher bassoon at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp.
Photo: Stephane Franzese