Haim Fabrizio Cipriani

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Haim Fabrizio Cipriani (born 1971 in Genoa) is a rabbi and a professional musician.

Haim Fabrizio Cipriani.

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As a violinist, he has worked with the greatest names of the Baroque musique, Jordi Savall, Marc Minkowski, William Christie, Gérard Lesne, and he has been one of the founding members of the Italian ensemble Europa Galante with Fabio Biondi. He has performed concerts as soloist and chamber musician in the most renowned concert halls of the world, and recorded dozens of discs among which many unpublished works of the Baroque period (Mascitti, Dall'Abaco and much more). Conductor of the ensemble Il Falcone, member of Il Giardino Armonico, he is producing a recording of the complete set of the W.A.Mozart sonatas, in duet with S. Ciomei. In 2006, he played in concert with the famous "Il Cannone", the Guarnerius del Gesù which belonged to Niccolò Paganini.[1]

Cipriani's rabbinical path is rooted in both Italian and chassidic tradition. He has studied at the Collegio Rabbinico Italiano under the guidance of Rav G. Laras and received the traditional orthodox ordination by the Ateret Tzvi Yeshiva, of Shlomo Carlebach's school, and by the New Yorker Rebbe, Rabbi Joseph H. Gelberman at the Rabbinical Seminary International. From 2006 to 2013, he was rabbi of congregation Lev Chadash of Milan and Rome. Starting from 2012 he has been the Rabbi of the Massorti congregation in Marseille (France) and of the Reform congregation in Toulouse (France).

In 2008, he published the Siddur "Derech Haim",[2] the first non-orthodox Jewish prayer book in Italian, with original translations, study notes and commentaries. He teaches and lectures in Italy and France.

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