Fabrizio Mazzetta

Fabrizio Mazzetta

Fabrizio Mazzetta

Teaching Philosophy

I place a primary focus on the study of the cello as a voice, one that students of all ages and levels may learn to develop uniquely as their own, yet also as part of a larger musical tradition and social fabric. I choose an approach specific to the aims of each student, working to blend detailed listening skills, sound practice tactics, and careful attention to applied technique. My goal is to convey theories and new ideas that students may comfortably try out in the short-term, yet also retain as part of their expanding musicianship. I have always considered teaching an essential part of my professional profile and my own identity as a musician.

Teaching Biography

Fabrizio Mazzetta has extensive teaching experience as a faculty member at the Concord Conservatory of Music, the Sharon Music Academy, Page Music Lessons, and Milton Academy, as well as in the public school music programs of both Brookline and Milton, MA. He has also taught cello in his native France, where he pursued his undergraduate studies at the National School of Music of Bourg-la-Reine. Important mentors from this period included Étienne Cardoze, of the Orchestre de chambre de Paris, as well as renowned cellist and educator Xavier Gagnepain. Mr. Mazzetta emigrated to the United states in order to pursue graduate studies at the Longy School of Music under the guidance of celebrated concert artist and former Amsterdam Ballet principal cellist Iseut Chuat, alongside studies with former BSO cellist Ronald Feldman.

Performance Biography

An active professional performer, Mr. Mazzetta has appeared with such groups as the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, Hingham Symphony Orchestra, Symphony New Hampshire, Gloucester Chamber Music Series, Pas de Deux String Duet, Chagall-Boston String Quartet, the PontiCelli Trio, and most recently with the newly founded Belle Époque Music Ensemble (BEME) with his wife, pianist Masako Yotsugi. In addition to frequent appearances with local and regional ensembles and orchestras, Fabrizio had the good fortune to tour Japan in 2008 with the Jugoya Ensemble, as well as to participate in summer cello and chamber music festivals in Switzerland and his native France. He has further expanded his musical horizons by collaborating with numerous jazz, pop, and rock artists in Paris, Boston, New York City, and Los Angeles.


B.M., National School of Music of Bourg-la-Reine, France; Graduate Performance Diploma, Longy School of Music; M.M. with distinction, cello performance, Longy School of Music

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Brookline Music School is a nonprofit organization that has provided excellence in music education to the Greater Boston community since 1924. We rely on the generous support of our donors to benefit the community through music.

Brookline Music School welcomes students of all ages. Enrollment is open year-round so students may begin private lesson study at any time. Join us!

Regular Hours

Monday to Friday: 9 am to 9 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8 am to 7 pm

See the Lessons & Classes or Early Childhood calendars for holiday schedules including flex days, make-up days and closures.