Massimo Taddia

Massimo Taddia

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Born in Bologna in 1971, Massimo Taddia graduated in Composition, Piano and Orchestra Conducting at the Conservatory of the same town. He attended Orchestra Conducting Masterclasses with M° Donato Renzetti (Accademia Musicale Pescarese - Italy) and M° Erwin Acel (Wiener MusikSeminar – Wien). In 2001 he achieved the Honour’s Mention at  the Lugano Conducting Competition. In season 2006 – 2007 he started a prestigious collaboration with the “Carl Orff” Zentrum in Munchen conducting the “Carmina Burana” at Teatro Dal Verme - Milano, May 2007 - in collaboration with the International Music Academy of the same town. In the same year he was appointed as Music Director of the Fondazione Teatro “G. Borgatti” in  Ferrara (2008/2012 - Italy) conducting the New Year’s Concerts 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and the operas: “La cenerentola” and “L’italiana in Algeri” by G. Rossini,  “La bohème” by G. Puccini and “La traviata” by G. Verdi (on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the opera house). From 2007 he has been assistant conductor to M° Daniel Oren, for whom he collaborated at Teatro “Carlo Felice” in Genova for G. Verdi’s “La forza del destino”, A. Dvorak’s “Stabat mater”, and G. Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut”, in Fondazione Arena di Verona for G. Verdi’s “Nabucco” and “Aida” working with artists like Leo Nucci, Maria Guleghina, Dolora Zajick, Micaela Carosi, Ambrogio Maestri, Marianne Cornetti and Marco Berti, and at Teatro “F. Cilea” in Reggio Calabria for symphonic programs. As assistant conductor he has also collaborated with M° Carlo Montanaro for whom he has worked with the Navarra Symphony Orchestra (Spain) for “Lucia di Lammermoor” by G. Donizetti and Israeli Opera (Tel Aviv, Israel) for “Un ballo in maschera” by G. Verdi. In 2011 he began a new collaboration with the Colorado College of Music (US). In February 2012 has been invited as guest conductor to conduct G. Puccini’s “Suor Angelica” and “Gianni Schicchi” and G. Rossini’s “La cambiale di matrimonio”. Recently he has conducted the Musica Viva Symphony Orchestra (Moscow), in the occasion of the International Guitar Festival in Moscow and Kaluga (Russia), conducting soloists like the Eon Guitar Quartet and  Dimitri Illarionov on music by M. Castelnuovo – Tedesco. In January 2014 he has been appointed as Music Director of Opera Futura (www.operafutura.it) for whom he conducted: “Madama Butterfly” by G. Puccini, “Un ballo in maschera” by G. Verdi and “L’elisir d’amore” by G. Donizetti in seasons 2012-2014. In the same year he has been appointed as Artistic Director of the XVI Pafos Aphrodite Festival’s production of W. A. Mozart’s “Così fan tutte”. In March 2015 M° Taddia will have his debut at the Hungarian State Opera in Budapest conducting “Il barbiere di Siviglia” by G. Rossini, and in November/December 2015 G. Verdi’s “Otello” in France (Cannes, Palais du Festival).
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