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Gianluca Marcianò

Principal guest conductor

A graduate of the Music Academy of Florence, Gianluca Marcianò started his musical career as a pianist: he performed at different concert venues not only in Italy but also in other countries, participated in Giuseppe Verdi’s Anniversary Celebrations in 2001 (Teatro Regio di Parma), the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino opera festival, etc.

Marcianò has close ties with the English National Opera, the opera houses of Zagreb, Minsk, Sassari and Prague. His previous posts included principal conductor at the HNK Opera in Zagreb, music director and principal conductor at the State Opera and Ballet Theatre (Georgia), guest conductor of the Romanian Philharmonic Orchestra, Kyiv Camerata ensemble of soloists, Gli Armonici Orchestra. Now he is the artistic director at the Al Bustan Festival in Beirut.

He has taken part in Longborough Festival Opera (Die Zauberflöte, Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Cosi fan tutte and La Traviata), and the Chelsea Opera Group (Manon Lescaut, La Traviata, La Favorite and Alzira).

His repertoire includes operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gioachino Rossini, Gaetano Donizetti, Vincenzo Bellini, Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini, Umberto Giordano, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Pietro Mascagni, Francis Poulenc, etc. The conductor has worked with such instrumentalists as Gauthier Capuçon, Arabella Steinbacher, Anna Tifu, Alexandra Soumm, Stephen Isserlis, Boris Andrianov, Maria João Pires, David Geringas, Khatiya Buniatishvili, Sergey Krylov, Nina Kotova, Giovanni Sollima, Sergei Nakariakov, Denis Kozhukhin; and with famous singers, including Francesco Anile, Paoletta Marrocu, Donata Lombardi, Nino Surguladze, Alexandru Agache, Zoran Todorović, Anna Cuò, Inva Mula, and others.

Marcianò has collaborated with numerous famous orchestras, including Moscow City Symphony – Russian Philharmonic, BBC Concert Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, English National Opera, the philharmonic orchestras of Oviedo and Sarajevo, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, State Youth Orchestra of Armenia, The World Orchestra, Macau Orchestra, and the Beijing Symphony Orchestra.

His recent concert highlights include concerts with the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra and the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra (Symphony No. 1 by Mahler, 2011). The conductor works closely with the English Chamber Orchestra, opening their London 2011/2012 season with the programme which included Mozart’s Symphony No. 39 and Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in Cadogan Hall.


 

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