Composer and conductor, Fabiàn Panisello was born in Buenos Aires in 1963. Following on from his instrumental studies he concentrated on composition, under Francisco Kröpfl and Julio Viera in Buenos Aires, and with Boguslaw Schaeffer at th e”Mozarteum” in Salzburg, where he graduated, obtaining the Magister Atrium grade, reveiving a special award for excellence from the Austrian Minister for Culture.
He completed his composition studies with Elliott Carter, Franco Donatoni, Brian Ferneyhough, and Luis de Pablo and his formation as a conductor with Peter Eötvös and Zsolt Nagy.
He has received the following prizes and awards: Fondo Nacional de las Artes (Buenos Aires, 1988), Valentino Bucchi (Rome, 1991), “Mozarts Erben” Prize from the City of Salzburg (1991), International Competition of Murcia (Murcia, Spain, 1993), Würdigungspreis (Vienna, 1993), Città di Trieste (Trieste, 1993), Editar Competition (Buenos Aires, 1995), Primer Premio Iberoamericano “Rodolfo Halffter” (Mexico, 2004).
Fabiàn Panisello has participated as composer and conductor in festivals in Argentina, Austria, Spain, Germany, The netherlands, Hungary, Russia, France, Israel, Italy, Belgium, Portugal, and Venezuela, conducting, amongst others, Ensemble Musiques Nouvellees, EsembleVarianti, Israeli Contemporany Players, Intermodulation, orquesta Sinfònica de San Juan, and the Orchstra of the WDR, Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain, Orchestra Utopica. He participated as a co-conductor in the first performance of Hoch-Zeiten by Karlheinz Stockhausen and has been assistant conductor to Luciano Berio.
He has received commission from soloists and orchestras such as: Mozarteum Orquestra of Salzburg, Orquestra de la Comunidad de Madrid, L’Octuor de violoncelles, Gérard Caussé, Joaquìn Clerch, Ananda Sukarlan, Àngel Luis Castaño, Francesco D’Orazio, Oswald Sallaberger; his work is being increasingly premiered by the most prestigious ensembles and orchestras, currently amounting to as many as 50 programmad works a year.
He has recorded for Italian, Belgian, Spanish, German and Argentinian labels.
Since 1994 he has been living in Madrid where he is Director of the Plural Ensemble and Academic Director of the Escuela Superior de Mùsica Reina Sofia.