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Andrea Tarantino

Andrea Tarantino

Conductor

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Andrea Tarantino was born in Siracusa in 1976 and began his musical studies in Naples.In 1998 he got the Violin Diploma at the Conservatory of Salerno, in 2002 the Viola Diploma at the Conservatory of Avellino, in 2003 the Violin High Diploma at the Conservatory of Avellino, in 2006 the High Diploma in "Science Music and Sound Technology" at the Polytechnic and Ars Scientia Vibo Valentia, in collaboration with the Conservatory of Vibo Valenti.a In 2013, he has got the Postgraduate Diploma in orchestral conducting at the Conservatory of Naples.He has perfectioned  in violin with Giulio Franzetti, Shlomo Mintz, Adelina Oprean, Harvey de Souza , Massimo Marin and at Fiesole School of Music he specialized for two years in chamber music with Norbert Brainin, first violin of Amadeus quartet.He has specialized in conducting with Raffaele Napoli in Italy and with George Pehlivanian at Katarina Gurska Academy of Madrid. He has then deepened the operatic repertoire with Donato Renzetti.In 1996, as a violinist, he formed a mixed ensemble,the  Komma Ensemble, with which he has performed until 2002 and with which he has played a lot of contemporary  music  some time playing music written and dedicated to the Ensemble as the "Intrada" , by Otello Calbi, Neapolitan composer. The interest for contemporary music made him joining in 2003, as a violist, the Ensemble "Dissonanzen" with which he has given concerts all over Italy, playing a repertoire from Mozart to  living composers.Since 1997, as a violinist, he began playing in several orchestras such as the "Sinfonica di Viterbo", "Umberto Giordano" Foggia "Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma", "Orchestra Verdi Theatre in Salerno", "Nuova orchestra Scarlatti "in Naples," Ente Luglio Musicale Trapanese "in Sicily. since 2001 as a violist, he is the winner of many auditions in several prestigious Italian orchestras with which he has collaborated until 2010 , among which there are the Teatro Massimo of Palermo, Teatro Bellini in Catania (where he whas been also Concertino) and Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana in Palermo. He has also studied composition at the Conservatory S. P a Majella in Naples, and as a composer he wrote a lot of vocal chamber music, an Oratorio, a Passacaglia for violin and strings, a Padre Nostro for soprano, baritone and orchestra  , further than small symphonic pieces and a lot of music for the theater, among which there are the music for the theatral works "Pulcinelliade", represented in Europe and Russia, and "Taranterra." As a conductor he made his debut with the orchestra of S. P a Majella Conservatory for the gala concert of the National Arts Award in 2010, after which his activity has seen him  participating again with the orchestra of San Pietro a Majella in 2012 and 2013 conducting the Symphony. 8 F. Schubert, the "Histoire du Soldat" by I. Stravinsky, the Symphony no. 29 by Mozart and "Ma mere l’Oye" by M. Ravel further than a series of concerts with S.P. a Majella string orchestra for a project on Baroque Neapolitan Composers on 2010 at Napoli Royal Palace. With the "Camerata Key Largo" Naples he has conducted several transcriptions from symphonic orchestra repertoire among which the "Prelude à l’apres midi d’un faune" by C.; with the same orchestra he has also commissioned and conducted a lot of music written by young neapolitan composers. In other countries he has conducted , in Bulgaria, the Theatre of Stara Zagora orchestra and Varna State Opera orchestra with the Symphony. 7 L.V. Beethoven, the Sympony n. 39 by WA Mozart and Ouverture of "Don Giovanni" by W. A. Mozart, in Spain he also directs the Youth Orchestra KGSA in Madrid with the piano concerto n. 3 by S. Rachmaninoff and in Belgium at Palais des Beaux-Arts he has conducted the ESMUC youth symphony orchestra of  Barcelona with Symph. Concertante for viola and violin by W. A. ​​Mozart. He has been for the 2014/2015 season  Assistant Conductor at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liège where he has worked with conductors such Massimo Zanetti, Renato Palumbo, Paolo Arrivabeni, Patrick Davin, Jan Schultsz and Aldo Sisillo for the productions of "La Gazzetta" by G. Rossini, "Maria Stuarda" by G. Donizetti, "La Cenerentola” by G. Rossini,"Manon" by J. Massenet "Luisa Miller" by G. Verdi "Tosca" by G. Puccini and "Rigoletto" by G. Verdi. In 2015 he has been guest conductor at State Opera Stara Zagora in Bulgaria where he has debuted with “Il Barbiere di Siviglia”, by G. Rossini, performed on July and October 2015. In January 2016 he has conducted the  string orchestra of Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania for a symphonic concert of 2015/2016 season and in March he has been guest conductor for a Lyric – Symphonic concert with the Sliven Symphony Orchestra in Bulgaria. In May 2017 he has brought in France the Requiem by W.A. Mozart with the project "Requiem, le Divin Concert"; the tour will be repeated in May 2018, in fifteen locations in southern France. He has been, in 2017, Musical Director and Principal Conductor for the 3
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ETNAOPERAFESTIVAL headed by Simone Alaimo , where he has conducted “La Traviata” , by G. Verdi, and “La Cenerentola” , by G. Rossini. 
In December 2017 he has been Guest Conductor at the Plovdiv State Opera  for "Il Trovatore" by G. Verdi. As Musical Director of 4
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ETNAOPERAFESTIVAL he has conducted “Nozze di Figaro” , by W.A. Mozart , and “Don Pasquale” by G. Donizetti. In November 2018 he will head the “Corallium Orchestra” at Teatro Bellini in Naples and in March 2019 he will conduct “Il Turco in Italia” in London in a Co-production between ProperOpera and Tito Gobbi Foundation.

 


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