Born in São Paulo, Fabio Mechetti is artistic director and principal conductor of the Minas Gerais Philharmonic since its creation in 2008. Recently, he became the first Brazilian to be asked to run an Asian Orchestra, being appointed Principal Conductor of the Philharmonic of Malaysia. Been a resident of the San Diego Symphony, owner of the Syracuse Symphony, Spokane and Jacksonville, being now Regent Emeritus of these two last two. Was Associate Conductor Mstislav Rostropovich in the National Symphony in Washington. In addition to a solid career in the USA and Brazil, already conducted in countries such as Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, New Zealand, Spain, Japan, Scotland, Finland, Canada, Sweden and Italy. Won the international competition of Regency Nicolai Malko. Mechetti has master's titles in composition and Conducting by the Juilliard School.