Conductors

Roberto Abbado
Roberto Abbado
Roberto Abbado
Roberto Abbado, awarded the prestigious “Premio Abbiati” by the Italian Music Critics Association for his “accomplished interpretative maturity, the extent and the peculiarity of a repertoire where he has offered remarkable results through an intense season”, is Musical Director of the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia. He studied orchestra conducting under Franco Read More
Jonathan Brandani
Jonathan Brandani
Jonathan Brandani
Jonathan Brandani is an emerging Italian born conductor appreciated for his “fine regard for the score’s details … his clear, purposeful indications” and “his enthusiasm” (Seen and Heard International). In 2017 Jonathan will start his new position as Assistant Conductor of Minnesota Opera, a position especially created for him. Recent engagements include his successful conducting Read More
Riccardo Frizza
Riccardo Frizza
Riccardo Frizza
Riccardo Frizza studied at Conservatory of Music in Milan and at Chigiana Academy in Siena. In 1998 he won the International Competition of South Bohemia State-Philharmonic Conductors (Czech Republic). From 1994 to 2000, he was the resident conductor of the Symphonic Orchestra of Brescia, performing Beethoven’s Symphonies and other symphonic repertory. A regular guest of Read More
Julian Kovatchev
Julian Kovatchev
Julian Kovatchev
Music Director and Principal Conductor of Daegu Symphony Orchestra, Julian Kovatchev studied violin and at the age of five he made his first public concert. After his first music studies in Sofia the family moved to Germany, near Salzburg, where he studied with Franz Samohyl at the Mozarteum and got his degree in 1973. He Read More
Nicola Luisotti
Nicola Luisotti
Nicola Luisotti
Maestro Luisotti has been music director of San Francisco Opera since 2009 and has conducted over 40 operas and concerts since his Company debut in 2005. Luisotti, who holds the Caroline H. Hume Endowed Chair, recently conducted the Company’s Andrea Chenier and Aida.  Also during the 2016/17 season, he led performances of I Pagliacci and Read More
Carlo Montanaro
Carlo Montanaro
Carlo Montanaro
Music Director at Teatr Wielki in Warsaw from 2011 to 2014, Italian conductor Carlo Montanaro was discovered by Zubin Mehta, who recommanded him to the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna, where he improved his skills under Leopold Hager, Erwin Acél and Yugi Yuasa for three years. Since 2001, Montanaro has conducted opera and concerts in Read More
Pier Giorgio Morandi
Pier Giorgio Morandi
Pier Giorgio Morandi
Pier Giorgio Morandi played for ten years as principal oboist in Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala in Milan. He studied composition at Conservatorio G. Verdi in Milan, and orchestra conducting at Salzburg Mozarteum with M° Ferdinand Leitner. During the years spent at La Scala, Morandi was assistant conductor of  M° Riccardo Muti and later of Read More
Henrik Nánási
Henrik Nánási
Henrik Nánási
Henrik Nánási has been General Music Director of the Komische Oper Berlin since 2012, where he has conducted new productions of Mazeppa, Eugene Onegin, Gianni Schicchi, La Belle Hélène, Die Zauberflöte, Così fan tutte, Don Giovanni, Bartók’s Duke Bluebeard’s Castle, Prokofiev’s The Fiery Angel and Massenet’s Cendrillon, as well as revivals of Der Rosenkavalier, Rusalka Read More
Nicole Paiement
Nicole Paiement
Nicole Paiement
Nicole Paiement (Opera Parallèle Artistic Director, Conductor, Founder) has gained an international reputation as a conductor of opera and contemporary music.  Her numerous recordings include many world premiere works. Her 2012 Dallas Opera debut conducting Peter Maxwell Davies’ 1979 thriller, The Lighthouse earned rave reviews. Subsequently, Paiement was appointed Principal Guest Conductor at The Dallas Read More
Giacomo Sagripanti
Giacomo Sagripanti
Giacomo Sagripanti
Winner of Opera Awards 2016 as best young conductor, he is considered one of the most interesting conductors of his generation among the international panorama.Awaited are his debuts with Glyndebourne Festival (2017, Don Pasquale), with Deutsche Oper Berlin (2018, Il Trovatore), with Opera de Monaco (2017 Cenerentola). He began his conducting career in Italy and Read More
Keri-Lynn Wilson
Keri-Lynn Wilson
Keri-Lynn Wilson
Keri-Lynn Wilson is a guest conductor of leading international opera companies and orchestras. This season, Ms. Wilson is conducting at the Bolshoi Opera (Don Carlo), the Bayrischer Rundfunk Orchestra (Romeo and Juliette), the NDR Orchestra (Carmen), and in Spain in Valencia (L’Elisir D’Amore) and Bilbao (Don Giovanni). She also makes her debut with the Canadian Read More