Lorenzo Coladonato, conductor


Lorenzo Coladonato, the first prize winner of the fifth "Blue Danube International Opera Competition -2013", was born in Italy, graduated from the „Conservatorio G. Verdi" Milan, where he studied piano, composition and conducting. He has participated in master classes with conductors like Aldo Ceccato, Bernard Haitink, Helmuth Rilling and Yuri Simonov.

From 2001 to 2010 he worked at the Zurich Opera House where in 2008 made an impressive debut as conductor with R. Schumann's „Genoveva". There he also had the chance to work with several world renowned personalities; in particular, the artistic figure and charisma of Nello Santi and Nikolaus Harnoncourt have been very important to his artistic development.
From 2010 to 2013 he was resident conductor of the Baden-Baden Philharmonic Orchestra (Germany).
In 2011 he made a successful debut at the prestigious Festspielhaus Baden-Baden with the National Philharmonic of Russia and violinist David Garrett. This concert was broadcasted by the German TV Channel ARD-Das Erste and it has been issued on DVD by DECCA – Universal.

With more than 200 conducted concerts and a repertoire of nearly 40 operas (from the baroque era to 20th century) he is a skilled and already experienced musician, who feels at home in both symphonic and operatic stage.

Lorenzo Coladonato has conducted singers like Celso Albelo, Giuseppe Giacomini, Vittorio Grigolo, Salvatore Licitra, Leo Nucci and Ruggero Raimondi, in Italy, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Russia and China.

Amongst the orchestras he has worked with: the Zurich Opera House Orchestra (Switzerland), the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg (Austria), the Frankfurter Sinfoniker (Germany), the Symphony Orchestra of New Russia – Moscow (Russia), the National Philharmonic of Russia, the Russian Chamber Philharmonic St. Petersburg (Russia), the Norddeutsche Philharmonie – Rostock (Germany), the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie - Konstanz (Germany), the China National Centre for Performing Arts Orchestra – Beijing (China), the National Theatre Orchestra Belgrade (Serbia), the Orquesta de Valencia (Spain), the Orquesta Sinfonica de Castilla y Leon (Spain), the Pomeriggi Musicali Orchestra - Milan (Italy), the Oltenia State Philharmonic Orchestra – Craiova (Romania), the State Opera Orchestra – Rousse (Bulgaria).

Within his last engagements: "Die Zauberflöte" at the Volkstheater Rostock (Germany) and "Madama Butterfly" at the National Theatre Belgrade.

He has also served as Assistant conductor at the Whitsun Festival 2014 in Salzburg.


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