Fabrizio Fontanot was born in Trieste (Italy) in 1962, and is a music teacher. He took the diploma in Trumpet at Conservatorio J.Tomadini in Udine, the diploma in Composition and Band Istrumentation at the Conservatorio Dall’Abaco in Verona and he studied Choir Direction and Choir Composition at the Conservatorio Steffani in Castelfranco Veneto.
He received awards in National and International Composition Contests such as Inno a San Francesco Italian Federation Pueri Cantores Assisi (1st Prize), "Accademia Setticlavio Salerno (3th Prize), Britten on the Bay New York 2000 (1st Prize), Vittoria Caffa Righetti Torino 2005 (1st Prize), Città di Pietra Ligure 2001 (2nd Prize ). Città di Cortemilia 2000 and 2001 (3th Prize) and finalist in the Helmut Laberer Timpano d'oro -Roma (Italy), Irino Prize (Japan), ISCM New York (USA) Union Grand Duc Adolphe (Belgium), Rosolino Toscano Pescara (Italy), Diapason d’argento Mantova (Italy) Saarlouis Kompositionswettbewerb (Germany) e Aberdeen Music Prize (Scotland). His works have been performed in many theatres and places all over the world. (New York, Roma, Barcelona, Strasburg,Paris).
He collaborates with many solists and ensemble groups and he writes for many Music Publishers: Sloway Music Editions (SLO), Gold Branch Music inc NC (USA), BrazinMusikanta Publications New York (USA), Casa Musicale Sonzogno Milano (Italy), Rugginenti Editore Milano (Italy), Edizioni Musicali Eridania Mantova (Italy), Edizioni Setticlavio Salerno (Italy).