Di Mauro, Francesco | conductor

Date created: 26.06.2017.
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Francesco Di Mauro is one of the most accomplished and well-known Italian conductors. He is the Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Sicilian Symphony Orchestra in Palermo and Music Director of the Helycon Symphony Orchestra and Guest Conductor of the Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra. He is currently Music Director Honorary Life of Odessa Opera. From 2005 to 2007 he was Artistic Director of the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana; from 2002 to 2004 Music Director of the Metaponto Festival.

During the past years, Di Mauro debuted at the Canargie Hall of New York and has actively worked in the operatic arts field. He conducted Carmen, L’elisir d’amore, Aida, Salome, Die Zauberflöte, Così fan tutte, Don Giovanni, Il Ratto del Serraglio, Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Don Pasquale, La Sonnambula, Norma, I Puritani, Don Carlos, Traviata, Trovatore, Rigoletto, Simon Boccanegra and also the ballets Shéhérazade, Coppelia, Cinderella, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle. He has worked at Florence National Operas, Grosseto Opera, Pisa Opera House, Agrigento Opera, Bellini Opera House in Catania, Teatro Lirico in Cagliari, Metaponto Lyric Festival, Opera Lyra Ottawa, Odessa Opera House, Gdansk Opera Theatre.

In recent years, he has presented many critically acclaimed programs with the Sicilian Symphony Orchestra, North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Kharkov Philharmonic Orchestra, Filharmonia Poznanska, Filharmonia K. Szymanowskiego Krakowie, Janacek Philharmonic in Ostrava, the Phihilarmonic Turin Orchestra, the Tito Schipa Symphonic Orchestra of Lecce, the Bari Symphonic Orchestra, the Arturo Toscanini Symphonic Orchestra, the Friuli Venezia Giulia Symphonic Orchestra, Vovojdina Symphony Orchestra conducting works by Mahler, Tchaikovsky, Strauss, Lutosławski, Prokofiev, Schostakovich, Wagner, Malipiero, Schumann, Ghedini.

He has collaborated with many famous soloists as Pavel Berman, David Geringas, Dezsko Ranki, Ilya Kim, Boris Belkin, Roberto Cani, Philippe Graffin, Iakov Zats, Giovanni Sollima, Vadim Brodski.

He has recorded three CDs for Stradivarius italian label in world premiere, dedicated respectively to Ghedini, Malipiero, Hovaness, Whittman and Jacob critically acclaimed as the best cd in 2009, 2011 and 2013 for the contemporary music.

He studied at the Conservatoire Superior Nationale de Paris Conducting, winning the first prize gold medal with Sergiu Celibidache, János Fürst and Henri-Claude Fantapié; Viola with Gerard Caussé; Composition, Analysis and Orchestration with Philippe Capdenat and Robert Rudolf and at the Messina Conservatoire, Violin.

In recognition of his interpretation of the classical and contemporary music, he was awarded the G. Bruno Prize, to Benefactors of Art, Science, Culture and Solidarity in 2013.