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Giuzeppe Lanzetta




Permanent Music Director of the FLORENTINE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, Florence, Italy

GIUSEPPE LANZETTA Born in Montecorvino Rovella (SA) in 1960, at the same time as his humanistic studies he graduated in Choral Music and Choral Conducting, Sacred Vocal Polyphony under the guidance of Maestro Pierluigi Zangelmi; in Band Instrumentation with Maestro Lorenzo Semeraro at the “L. Cherubini” of Florence, where he studied Composition with Maestro Franco Cioci. He studied orchestral conducting with Maestro Bruno Campanella and Sir George Solti, of whom he was both assistant, finally perfecting himself with Maestro Franco Ferrara in Rome, Assisi, Verona and at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena and in choral direction with the Bulgarian masters George Robef and Samuil Vidas.

He has conducted chamber and symphony orchestras in Italy and Europe, among these we remember the Orchestra Regionale Toscana, the orchestra “I Solisti orentini” of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Ensemble of the Orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, the Orchestra dei Solisti della Scala of Milan, the Chamber Orchestra of the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Gioventù musica d'Italia, the Orchestra of the Pomeriggi Musicali of Milan, the Sanremo Symphony Orchestra, the Symphonia Perusina, the Kisiniev Orchestra, of the Russian National Opera, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Volgograd Symphony Orchestra, Donetzk Ukrainian Philharmonic, Craiova State Orchestra (Romania), St. Petersburg Hermitage Orchestra, Johannes Strauss of Vienna, Moldavian Symphony, Chamber Symphony Orchestra of Israel , Arpeggione of Hohemens, and Chursachsische Philarmonie (Germany), the Virtuosi of Prague, the Cracoviensis Chapel, Debrecen Symphony (Hungary), the Radio and Television Symphony Orchestras of Ljub ljana, of Sacramento Symphony (California), Gothenburg and Stockholm Symphony, of Brasilia, the Symphony of Cordoba, that of Extremadura and of Murcia, the Cairo Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of Madeira, the Eidelberg Philharmonic, the Edmonton Symphony (Canada), the Atlanta Symphony, the Istanbul Symphony, the Ico Tito Schipa of Lecce, the Symphony Orchestra of the province of Bari, the orchestra of Magna Graecia, the Symphony Orchestra of Bacau and that of Novi Sad on tour in Austria in 2004, the Joensu Philarmonich (Finland) the Aaken Sinfonie Orcheste, Wroclaw Philarmonic (Poland), The Toronto Symphony, The Poznam Philharmonic (Poland) and many others.

He made his debut with great success in November 2003 in Berlin with the Berliner Symphoniker in the prestigious Philarmonie Grossen Saal, and that of the Berliner Philharmoniker Chamber Orchester, Baden Baden Philarmoniker made his debut in May 2006 at the Carnegei Hall in New York where he returned in 2008-2009. He participated in the Salzburg Festival in August 1992. Since 1987 he has been guest conductor in the most important orchestras of Mexico City: Ofunan Symphony Orchestra, the Mexico City Philharmonic, the Mineria Symphony Orchestra, the Fine Arts Orchestra, the Toluca Symphony.He directed famous choirs such as that of the Teatro Comunale of Florence and the International Choir of Leuven (Belgium) and the Madrigal Choir of Bucharest. Since 1986 he has conducted the most important American orchestras (in the states of Vermont, California, Wyoming, New York, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania) with symphonic repertoire.

Since 1981 he has been the permanent musical director of the Florentine Chamber Orchestra with which he has held over 1350 concerts of various repertoire under the aegis of highly prestigious concert institutions and for RAI, with the same Orchestra he has made 20 tours in the USA, Mexico , Malta and in Spain with concerts held in the most important theatres, Coimbra Festival 1998 (Portugal), Ljubljana Festival, in Brazil conducting in the most important theatres, at the International Festival of Krakow, in Heidelberg also performing at the Teatro della Pergola, at the Teatro Verdi and at the Teatro Comunale of Florence as part of various events. He has been a guest several times in Vienna with the Wiener Kammersolisten and the Ungarische Kammerphilharmonie in the splendid hall of the Musikverein and in the Konzert Haus. In America and Europe he has conducted very famous soloists; among these we remember Leon Spierer, Johan Hye, Sergio Fiorentino, Andrej Kalarus, Margarita Hohenrieder, Nicolae Tudor, Augusto Vismara, Martin Dimitri Sgouros, Marie Luise Neunecker, Gary Karr, Eduard Brunner, Rolando Panerai, David Garrett, Andreas Blau, Ilya Grubert, Daniele Damiano, Michele Campanella, Bruno Canino, Giuseppe Andaloro, Giovanni Sollima, Aldo Ciccolini, Giuseppe Andaloro, Eva Mei, Filippo Adami, Roberto Prosseda, Igor Hoistrach, Jorge Demus, Ivan Zenati, Turibio Santos, Cristiano Rossi, Alessandro Carbonare, Alessio Allegrini , Francesco di Rosa, Francesco Bossone, Sergei Nakariakov, Oleg Marchev, Anner Bylsma, Igor Oistrach, Sergey Krilov, Ton Kopman. He also worked with Roberto Benigni in a memorable concert in Piazzale Michelangelo as well as conducting the New Year's concerts of the Municipality of Florence in the same square, in Piazza Signoria, Piazza Pitti and Piazza Santa Croce.

He is also artistic director of the Musical Wednesdays of the Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze and of the Music and Art project of the CR Firenze bank, Intesa San Paolo. He has chamber and symphonic compositions to his credit, performed and broadcast several times by RAI, and numerous recordings. Due to his intense activity at the helm of authoritative chamber and symphony ensembles, international critics have defined him as one of the most brilliant conductors of the young generation. In 2005 he was awarded the Beato Angelico Medal, in 2006 he received the Firenze prize for Music and Art, in 2010 the prestigious “Una vita per la Musica” prize, in 2013 the Galileo prize for Musical Entrepreneurship and in 2015 the Bel San Giovanni award for his international career. He holds the Chair of Orchestral Practice at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory of Music in Rome. In 2012 he was awarded the honor of Official Knight of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic by President Giorgio Napolitano. He was recently named Principal Guest Conductor of Mid-American Productions, which plays concerts at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York.

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