Long Island Concert Orchestra

About Us


Enrico Fagone, Conductor


“Enrico Fagone has been defined by the classical music press as one of the world's most promising musicians at the international level. Even at an early age, the quality and depth of Enrico Fagone’s musical experience surpassed the highest standards. (ranging from collaborations with Martha Argerich to popular music).


Enrico Fagone was born in Italy in 1979. He graduated cum laude in Double bass at the conservatory ‘Giuseppe Nicolini’of Piacenza (Italy) with Leonardo Colonna and completed his studies with Franco Petracchi and Klaus Stoll (Berliner Philharmoniker 1965-2008). In addition, he complimented his studies in Composition with Jorge Bosso and in Orchestral Conducting at the “Claudio Abbado” School in Milan, and with Jorma Panula in Helsinki (Panula Academy).


Fagone is often invited as a Conductor and soloist the world over, and by numerous orchestras such as Dallas Symphony, Mendelsshon Chamber Orchestra Youth Strings-England, Napa Valley Symphony, I Cameristi del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Chamber Orchestra of Rosario, National Orchestra of Paraguay, I Musici di Parma, Italian Ensemble-Teatro Bellini of Catania, Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana, I Virtuosi Italiani

etc. Recently Maestro Fagone was invited to conduct an important Gala concert - “Premio Falstaff 2017“ receiving the highest audience acclaim at the Teatro Verdi in Busseto-Parma (Birthplace of Giuseppe Verdi) with prominent vocalists; Vladimir Stoyanov ,Amarilli Nizza, and the Parma Opera-House Chorus. Performing the monumental repertoire of G. Verdi and G.Puccini .


Before commencing his conducting career, for 15 years, Maestro Fagone performed the Symphonic and Opera Repertoire as a Principal Double bass of the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana and in some of the finest orchestras and theaters throughout the world. These include, the Orchestra-Teatro alla Scala (Milan), Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, Parma Opera Theater, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Festival Strings Lucerne, Accademia Nazionale of Santa Cecilia, Rome Opera Theater , NHK of Tokyo. In addition to this seasoned experience, he has made appearances with the most notable conductors of our time. Including, Lorin Mazel, Myun-Whun Chung, Christian Thielemann , Nello Santi, Daniele Gatti, and Gianandrea Noseda. He is also a respected educator. Currently he maintains a large teaching studio at the Conservatory of Lugano in Switzerland.


He regularly holds Courses and Master Classes worldwide in the most important institutions including; The Juilliard School, Manhattan school of Music(USA), Royal College of Music of London(UK), IUNA of Buenos Aires(Argentina), Royal Danish Academy(Denmark), Toho Gakuen of Tokyo (Japan), and The Paris Conservatory CNSMDP. (France) Fagone is a staple performer in the most prestigious festivals worldwide, collaborating with Martha Argerich, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Mischa Maisky, Vadim Repin, and countless others. His recording portfolio is vast with appearances on record labels EMI, Deutsche Grammophon and Warner.


About him : “Enrico Fagone is an extraordinary musician! Martha Argerich – Pianist “What a joy it was to perform with fantastic Enrico Fagone! A true artist.” Vadim Repin – Violinist Enrico Fagone is a wonderful musician with a lots of personality and charisma! Katia and Marielle Labeque – Pianists “It would be a Joy and a beautiful experience for any Orchestra to work with M°Fagone as a conductor.” Micheal Guttman – Violinist “Enrico Fagone tackles head on the incredibly difficult works of Giovanni Bottesini, displaying in agility on the fingerboard that deals comfortably with the fiendishly difficulties of the B minor concerto”.



The Strad – Magazine: Enrico Fagone is a musician of absolute sensitivity and refinement. A director who breathes and supports his singers. I hope to work with him again! It is always great fun and an honor to work together! Amarilli Nizza - Soprano


Since 2010, Fagone has served as an Ambassador of the Martha Argerich Presents Project worldwide and since 2015 Artistic Director of the renowned “Concorso Giovanni Bottesin; International Double Bass Competition”.


Jason C. Tramm

      Maestro Tramm serves as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor with the MidAtlantic Opera with whom he made his Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium) debut in 2015. The program, entitled "A Prayer for Peace," featured works of Bernstein, Vaughan Williams, and Saygun. The second concert of this critically acclaimed series took place on October 27, 2017 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and featured works of Vasks, Schoenberg and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with Metropolitan Opera baritone, Mark Delavan. He also serves as Music Director of Teatro Lirico D'Europa, a touring professional opera company. Upcoming tour repertoire for the 2018-19 season includes fully staged performances of Puccini's Tosca and Rossini's Barbiere di Siviglia. Performances will take place in Florida, New York, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Boston, Baltimore and South Carolina. He served as Artistic Director of the New Jersey State Opera from 2008 to 2012, where he collaborated with some of the finest voices in opera, including Samuel RameyVladimir GalouzineAngela BrownGregg Baker, and Paul Plishka. His 2009 HDTV broadcast with PBS affiliate NJN of "Verdi Requiem: Live from Ocean Grove," garnered an Emmy Award nomination.

     The busy maestro is busy planning his 13th season as Director of Music, in Residence, of the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association in the summer months, where he leads the choral, orchestral, and oratorio performances in the historic 6,500-seat Great Auditorium. In addition to the Ocean Grove Choir Festival, a beloved event in its 64th year and attended by thousands, he has appeared on two National Public Radio broadcasts with organ virtuoso Gordon Turk and symphonic orchestra.    He also serves as Music Director of two acclaimed community choral societies, the Morris Choral Society (Morristown, NJ), with whom he begin his third season and he has just begun working with the Taghkanic Chorale (Yorktown Heights, NY) this season.  Maestro Tramm was also appointed as the Music Director/Conductor of the Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Ensemble, where he collaborates with noted director/choreographer, Gabriel Chajnik.   

     An accomplished educator, he serves as Director of Choral Activities at Seton Hall University where he leads the University Chorus, Chamber Choir, Orchestra, and teaches voice and conducting. In 2017, Seton Hall University Awarded him the University Faculty Teacher of the Year. Educating and mentoring the next generation of musicians has always been a central part of Jason Tramm's career. He is also actively sought as a clinician and regularly presents lectures on a wide variety of musical topics.  This summer marks his second season as Music Director of the Count Basie Summer Opera Camp, where he collaborates with LA Opera director, Eli Villanueva.

     Mr. Tramm holds degrees in music from the Crane School, the Hartt School, and a DMA in Conducting from Rutgers University, where he was the recipient of their prestigious Presidential Fellowship. In 2003, he joined the ranks of Metropolitan Opera Stars Renee Fleming and Stephanie Blythe when he was honored with the Rising Star Award from the SUNY Potsdam Alumni Association.

     A frequent guest conductor, he has led operatic and symphonic performances in Italy, Romania, Albania, and in Hungary, where he recorded an album of rarely heard French operatic arias with the Szeged Symphony.  He was Guest Conductor on the Narnia Festival (Narni, Italy) during the 2017 season.   Guest conducting/Masterclass  engagements for the 2018 season include the Adelphi Orchestra, the Long Island Concert Orchestra, The Mid-Manhattan Performing Arts Foundation, Light Opera of New Jersey, and the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

David Winkler, Executive Director