Giuseppe Montesano

Giuseppe Montesano


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2018Puccini: La BohèmeConductor
2018Donizetti: Il CampanelloConductor
2018Spohr: JessondaConductor
2017Verdi: La TraviataConductor
2017Puccini: ToscaConductor
2017Bizet: CarmenConductor
2017Mozart: Le Nozze Di FigaroConductor
2017Mozart: Don GiovanniConductor
2017Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaConductor
2017Verdi: La TraviataConductor
2017Mascagni: Cavalleria RusticanaConductor
2017Rossini: Il Barbiere Di SivigliaConductor
2017Rossini: Il Barbiere Di SivigliaConductor
2016Verdi: La TraviataConductor
2016Puccini: La BohèmeConductor
2016Strauss J.: Wiener BlutConductor
2013Strauss J.: Wiener BlutConductor
2011Mozart: Cosi Fan TutteConductor
2010Mozart: Don GiovanniConductor
2010Strauss, J.: Der ZigeunerbaronConductor
2010Mozart: Die ZauberflöteConductor
2009Mozart: Le Nozze Di FigaroConductor
2009Strauss J.: Die FledermausConductor


Giuseppe Montesano studied piano and composition at his hometown conservatory while simultaneously deepening his literary and philosophical interests at the University of Turin.
He studied orchestra conducting (Bachelor and Master of Arts) under Professor Georg Mark at the Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität and in Milano at the Conservatorio G. Verdi with Maestro Vittorio Parisi. 
He has been scholarship holder of the foundation" Associazione per la Musica De Sono".

Directly after his education he became assintant conductor of the Houlencourt Soloists Chamber Orchestra, where he worked together with artists like Guy Braunstein, Boris and Evelyn Berezovsky and Richard Galliano.
In the seasons 2013-15 he served as assistant condcutor of Walter Kobera for the Neue Oper Wien (Vienna) and in the season 2015-16 he was assistant condcutor of Philippe Jordan at the Vienna Symphony Orchestra for several projects.
In 2015-16 he was music director of the company „Johann Strauß Operette Wien“ and in May 2017 was appointed principal conductor of the Wiener Hofburg Orchester and music director of the Wiener Residenzorchester. 

Recent engagements include his debut appearances with the Orchestra of the Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli, the Orchestra Filarmonica di Torino, Orchestra Filarmonica de Stat Arad (Romania), Savaria Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra da Camera Polledro and Teatro Pergolesi di Jesi.

Giuseppe Montesano won several prizes in national and international festivals and competitions both in choral and in orchestra conducting (Among them: 1st prize at the International Competition for Orchestra Conductors in Graz 2011, 1st prize at the International Competion for Opera Conductors in Costanta 2016, „Premio dell´istituzione concertistica Magna Grecia“ 2017).

Since the summer 2018 he is faculty member in the opera and conducting departments of the Vienna Summer Music Festival.

He conducted several concerts, operas and operettas in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Irland, Italy, Romania, Russia, Hungary and USA.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Jump-in ready? Company Year
Puccini: La Bohème 1 week Vienna, Austria 2018
Donizetti: Il Campanello Immediately Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli 2018
Spohr: Jessonda Immediately Festival Pergolesi Spontini 2018
Verdi: La Traviata 24 hours Teatro G.B. Pergolesi di Jesi 2017
Puccini: Tosca 1 week Opera Brasov 2017


1st prize - International Competition for Opera Conducting, Constanta, Romania
1st prize - 5. International Conducting Competition in Graz
3rd prize - National Competition for Choir Conductors, Arezzo, Italy
Premio "istituzione concertistico orchestrale" della magna grecia