Paolo Spadaro

Paolo Spadaro

Conductor

Musical assistant Teatro Alla Scala Milano
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He studied Piano performance with M. Emilio Bonino, Composition with M. Paolo Arcà and M. Gianni Possio, Orchestral Conducting with M. Donato Renzetti and M. Gustav Kuhn, Vocal Chamber Music with M. Daniela Uccello, Piano Jazz with M. Franco D'Andrea, Coaching with M. Robert Kettelson.

As a Conductor, he performed in many Festivals and Theaters, in Italy and abroad. Just mention in Italy, Teatro Alla Scala in Milan where he conducted many performances of Flauto magico per i bambini; also on tour in others theaters in Lombardy. In Austria, Tiroler Festspiele Erl (musical director M. Gustav Kuhn, whose he is Musical assistant since 1998) where he performed in many seasons, even live on national television (ORF), in the presence of President of Republic. In Belgium, Zomeropera Festival, where, at 20th anniversary of Festival, he conducted Donizetti's Don Pasquale. He was one of 9 finalists (out of 112 participants) at the "Mancinelli" Opera Conductors International Competion in Orvieto, conducting Puccini's Boheme. About him, Alexander Raskatov wrote "Paul is a wonderfull conductor".

As Maestro di sala (Coach and Musical assistant), after he worked in several theaters in Italy and abroad, he set (open-ended contract) in 2002 in Teatro alla Scala in Milan where he works with the greatest singers and conductors in the world in a repertoire of many pieces, from Orfeo conducted by Rinaldo Alessandrini to Pelleas et Melisande conducted by Georges Pretre, from Così fan tutte conducted by Ottavio Dantone to Zimmermann's Die Soldaten conducted by Ingo Metzmacher, through the Puccini's Triptych, Giovanna d'Arco and Butterfly conducted by Riccardo Chailly, Tosca conducted by Lorin Maazel, Rosenkavalier conducted by Zubin Mehta, Siegfried and Rheingold conducted by Daniel Barenboim ... After his execution of Brahms's Sonatas for viola and piano, Maestro Barenboim, during an International competition, convened him in front of the assembled commission, and said "I'd like tell you personally that you are bravissimo!"

As a Pianist he performed in England, France, Austria, Spain, Germany, Russia, Israel, Greece, Turkey, Norway, Hong Kong, in important Halls such as Wigmore Hall in London and Instanbul Music Festival, with great artists such as Sonia Prina, Anita Rachvelisvili, Roberto Scandiuzzi, Mariella Devia, Massimo Cavalletti, Nino Machaidze, Luciana D'Intino. ..."Il Giornale" reviewed "Paolo Spadaro has excellently accompanied on the piano."

As a Continuo player he is in Teatro Alla Scala Orchestra on period instrument. As well as in the Teatro alla Scala's production, he is often required by others theaters and Festivals in Italy and abroad (Barocchisti and Diego Fasolis, Ravenna Festival, Due mondi Festival in Spoleto, New European Festival in Stuttgart...) in a repertoire from Monteverdi to contemporary composer. His played get excellent by William Fratti on "Liricamente", received special mention by Susanna Toffaloni on "OperaClick" and compliments by Paolo Isotta on "Corriere della Sera".

As Chorus Master he collaborates with Ghislieri Music in Pavia, whose Consort is published by Sony Deutsch Harmonia Mundi, instructing the University Choir in a repertoire from Vivaldi, through Mozart, Haydn, Fauré, to contemporary Edoardo Farina.

As a Professor, besides holding Masterclasses all over the world, he teaches at the Academy of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, where he worked, over the years, side by side with Leyla Gencer, Mirella Freni, Luciana Serra and Renato Bruson and where he specialised in 2001 as Maestro collaboratore (Coach and Musical assistant) given the highest mark.

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