Francesco D'ovidio

Francesco D'ovidio

Conductor

Conductor, composer, panist
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Bio

Francesco D’Ovidio was born in 1967 in Naples. He studied at
Naples Conservatory of Music, graduating with four diplomas in piano
composition, choral music and orchestral conducting. He attended a post
graduated piano course with Maestro Bruno Canino in Milan and post graduated
conducting courses & master classes with Maestro Piero Bellugi Maestro
Gustav Kuhn, Maestro Pierluigi Urbini. Francesco D’Ovidio was assistant
conductor of Maestro Marcello Panni & Maestro Piero Bellugi. Francesco
D’Ovidio teachs piano at the Benevento Conservatory of Music, where he also is
International Relations Coordinator (IRC).

Francesco D’ovidio works as conductor,
pianist and composer. As a pianist he had played (soloist and chamber ensemble)
for important music societies and theatres in Italy, Germany, French, Austria,
UK, Luxembourg, Grecia, Rumania, Poland, USA & Canada.

As a conductor he is working with important
Italian and European opera & symphonic orchestras such as Orchestra
Regionale della Campania. (Regional Symphonic Orchestra), Orchestra Umberto Giordano di Foggia,
(Regional Symphonic Orchestra), ICO of Bari (Teatro Piccinni), Oradea State
Philarmonic Orchestra (Rumania), Arad Philharmonic Orchestra (Rumania),
Harmonia Nobile (Kiev), Opera Magiara (Cluj), Opera di Karkow (Ukraina),
Accademia Musicale Napoletana. (Neapolitan String Orchestra), Nuova Orchestra
Alessandro Scarlatti (Italian Symphonic Orchestra), Ensemble S. Pietro a
Majella (Naples Conservatory of Music) Ensemble Musica Viva (XX century
repertoire where he was permanent conductor until 2002).
Francesco D’Ovidio repertoire is very
large: most popular Italian operas (Verdi, Puccini, Mascagni) and a lot of
symphonic repertoire from Bach until XX century composer.

Francesco D’Ovidio is also a composer. He
had written a lot of operas for piano for ensemble and for orchestra that often
it have been played; he also wrote music for television and theatre. He had
been working from 2004 until 2007 as conductor and orchestrator with Maestro
Antonio Maiello, a well known popular musician in Italy, with whom he wrote the
opera musical “Federico II la danza del falcone”, produced by the famous
manager David Zard.

In summer 2007 he worked with the ICO
(symphonic orchestra) of Bari and performs a show called “Napolincanto”
(Neapolitan songs for 2 voices and large symphonic orchestra); for this show he
realized the orchestral parts (arrangements). In November 2008 he conducted the
Barbiere di Siviglia and Rigoletto at the Naples Auditorium RAI.

In 2009 He composed the music for “Angelo,
quante volte, un uomo” (“Angelo how many times, a man”) a musical that has been
performed in January 2010 with live orchestra & choir Milano Classica under
his direction in Milan at Teatro Nuovo and Teatro Ciak.

In November 2011, for '"Autumn
Music" of the New Scarlatti Orchestra, he conducted the concert
"Rhapsody" in which there were performed, with the participation of
pianist Enrico Fagnoni, his orchestral arrangements of music by George
Gershwin.

In 2012 he conducted the New Year Concert
2012 with Nuova Orchestra Scarlatti in Naples at the Mediterraneo Theatre in
Naples.
Most recent performances include concerts
with Nuova Orchestra Scarlatti in Italy for whom he also arranged many
orchestral and piano pieces by Gershwin, Stravinsky, Martinu, Dvorak, Janacek.

In September 2015 he started in Colombia a
project for musical and cultural exchanges with the well known Fundaciòn Batuda of Bogotà (Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil Metropolitana
Batuta) and the Red de Escuelas de
Musica de Medellin.

In March 2016 Francesco D’Ovidio was
pianist and conductor for the concert that celebrated the Tunisian Nobel Peace
Prize. The concert was in “Piazza del Plebiscito” in Naples where was also Nobel
Peace Prize Wided Bouchamaoui and the  Tunisian Ambassador in Italy.

In September 2016 he was
guest conductor in Poland at Opera of Szczecin and at Koszalin Philarmonic, for
an international project sponsored by Pokoloruj Swiatt Foundation with an
orchestra formed by Italian and polish musicians.
For more information please visit www.francescodovidio.it
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