Music composition student Ian Guthrie won first place in the Oregon Music Teacher Association's Young Artist Piano Competition in November 2013.
Department of Music
DMA, Rice University
MM, BM, University of Colorado, Boulder
Chromatic Keyboard Skills I, II, II
Renato Fabbro (Ron) received both Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in piano performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he studied with Larry Graham and Angela Cheng. As a fellowship recipient, he was awarded a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Rice University, where he studied with John Perry.
Dr. Fabbro has performed at the Aspen Music Festival, Sarasota Music Festival, Boulder Bach Festival, Colorado Mozart Festival, Idyllwild Arts Academy and the University of Texas at San Antonio Summer Music Institute. He has performed chamber music recitals with internationally acclaimed violinist Frank Huang and Northwestern University clarinet professor Steven Cohen. As part of the Martingale Ensemble, he recently recorded a CD for MSR Classics of music by Claude Debussy and Gustav Mahler with members of the Oregon Symphony. Frequently in demand as an adjudicator, he has judged such events as the MTNA Northwest Division Piano Competition, Seattle Chopin Competition, and Washington and Idaho MTNA Competitions.
He has won prizes in several national competitions, including the Fort Collins Symphony National Young Artist Competition, Young Pianists Competition, MTNA Young Artist Piano Competition, Lee Piano Competition, and was a semifinalist in the Seattle International Piano Competition. He also won the Colorado State Music Teachers Association Young Artists Piano Competition and the Colorado University Honors Competition and has been a featured soloist with the Oregon Symphony, Denver Philharmonic Orchestra, Fort Collins Symphony, Grand Junction Symphony, Colorado University Orchestra and Grand Junction Youth Symphony.
His students have won top prizes in the Mondavi Center National Young Artists Competition, MTNA Northwest Division Competition, Vancouver Symphony Young Artists Competition, Oregon MTNA Competition, Portland Youth Philharmonic Concerto Competition, Metro Arts Young Artists Debut Competition, Oregon Sinfonietta Concerto Competition, Beaverton Symphony Young Artists Competition and Central Oregon Symphony Young Artists Competition.
Currently serving on the faculties of Marylhurst University and the University of Portland, Dr. Fabbro has also taught at the University of Texas at San Antonio Summer Music Institute.