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Meet the conductor of the 2016 session!


Filippo Maria Bressan


He is one of the few Italian conductors to be regularly invited to conduct and collaborate with the most prestigious italian institutions, like Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Orchestra & Choir in Rome, Teatro La Fenice Orchestra & Choir, in Venice, RAI National Symphony Orchestra in Turin. Usual guest of the greatest Italian Festivals of early, symphonic and contemporary music (Accademia Chigiana Siena, Monteverdi Festival in Cremona, MiTo Settembre Musica, Biennale di  Venezia and many others) he worked with C. Abbado, F. Brüggen, M.W. Chung, C.M. Giulini, E. Inbal, N. Järvi, P. Maag, L. Maazel, G. Prêtre, M. Rostropovich, G. Sinopoli, J. Tate, and L. Berio, A. Pärt. 


Indicated by Maestro Giulini as a conductor "of noble and elegant simplicity", eclectic, unconventional, sporty, he has chosen to follow his passions, selecting both the repertoire that the concert and musical activity in general.


He has conducted in many Theaters and concert halls in Italy, Europe and South America, collaborating with many orchestras, choirs, singers and renowned musicians - including R. Baborák, P. Berman, R. Buchbinder M. Campanella, Bruno Canino, G. Carmignola, C. Colombara, P. De Maria, E. Dindo, M. Fröst, B. Lupo, S. Mingardo, D. Nordio, M. Pletnev, C. Sampson.


Passionate about choral music and making music together, he headed, founded, and dedicated himself for nearly twenty years, Athestis Chorus&Orchestra – baroque ensemble with ancient instruments – by which he has become one of the protagonists of the Early Music revaluation in Italy and of the renewal of the choral and symphonic repertoires. Pupil in Wien of Karl Österreicher, of masterclasses with Sir J. E. Gardiner and F. Leitner, assistant of Jurgen Jürgens, great connoisseur of the vocal Italian tradition and of the German symphonic school he is considered among the most important Italian conductor in the choral and symphonic-choral repertoire, that always passionate him, – and one of the finest specialists in XVIII and first XIX centuries Opera.


Permanent conductor of the Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, between 2000 and 2002 - the youngest in the 500 years of the Choir’s history, where he is regularly invited at now - he has conducted many choral institutions, like the Teatro Carlo Felice Opera Choir, the Teatro Verdi Opera Choir, the Theater Wielki Opera Choir, the Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liége choir and orchestra, the World Youth Choir (2005), the Estonian National Male Choir , the Italian Youth Choir (between 2003 and 2005), the Norwegian Youth Choir and currently Le Choeur National des Jeunes.


Various premiéres and live performances were broadcasted by RAI (Italian radio-television) and radio-television of Austria, Belgium, France, Holland, Poland, Slovenia and Brazil. He has recorded for Chandos, Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, EMI, Virgin labels. From 2006 he is a member of the "G. Rossini Foundation" Scientific Committee in Pesaro.



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