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Zoran Andric

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Zoran Andric

Chairman, founder and Chief Conductor The Youth Philharmonic Naissus

Zoran Andric,(1955), graduated at departement for Composition and Conducting at Faculty of Music, Skopje, Macedonia. Year 1983. he imroved his techniques at High School of Music in Grazz, at prof. Milan Horvat. From 1984. to1993.he worked as professor of Chorus and Orchestra at Musical school "Petar Konjevic" in Belgrade. He also had very succesful appearances with Children’s Chamber Orchestra ...

Davide Levi

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Davide Levi

Conductor

Trained at the Conservatorio G. Verdi in Milan as a violinist, then as a conductor, Davide has worked with some of the finest orchestras and opera companies in Europe. He recently worked with Opera North as a language coach for Madama Butterfly & Un ballo in maschera and will assist Ulf Schirmer on Oper Leipzig’s production of La fanciulla del West this summer. Alongside his work at The Royal B...

Matteo Pagliari

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Matteo Pagliari

Matteo Pagliari (Parma 1974) studied Pianoforte with Mario Borciani and Orchestra Conducting with Gilberto Serembe and Pietro Veneri. He has been Artistic Director and Conductor of the Coro «Città di Parma» from 1998 to 2001 and in this capacity he worked with the Orchestra Sinfonica dell’Emilia Romagna «A. Toscanini». Assistant Conductor of both Roberto Abbado and Riccardo Frizza has worked fo...

Yury Ilinov

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Yury Ilinov

Conductor and repertoire / language coach

Currently working at Sofia National Opera and Ballet

Temirzhan Yerzhanov

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Temirzhan Yerzhanov

Concert pianist, accompanist, chamber musician, opera conductor, opera coach. "Best Performer of 2007" by San Francisco Classical Voice, Gold Medalist at the International Schumann Piano Competition in Zwickau. www.temirzhanyerzhanov.com

Alba Bomfim

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Alba Bomfim

Conductor

Conductor

Aleksandar Kojić (Koyich)

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Aleksandar Kojić (Koyich)

Opera, Ballet and orchestra conductor

Since 2010. Aleksander Kojić is permanent conductor at the Serbian National Theatre, Opera and Ballet in Novi Sad– Serbia. Born in 1984, Aleksandar Kojić received his first musical education in piano at the age of 5. At the age of 13 he wrote his first short composition for piano. He studied piano for ten years. In the Secondary Music School at the age of 16 he started to sing in the Ortho...

Steven Stanke

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Steven Stanke

Artistic Director and Conductor

Dr Steven Stanke studied conducting at the Qld Conservatorium of Music with Alan Cumberland, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with Mats Nilsson and Harry Spence Lyth, and the University of Melbourne with John Hopkins. He also studied composition and music theory at the Qld Conservatorium of Music. Recent conducting engagements include Sydney Independent Opera, Rockdale Opera, Bucharest Sin...

Christopher Ocasek

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Christopher Ocasek

Guest Conductor

www.christopherocasek.com American conductor Christopher Ocasek is recognized for his rising international career, collaborating with opera companies and orchestras throughout Europe, the United States, and Asia. Acclaimed as a young conductor with an astounding gift for musical detail and a clear passion on the podium, Mr. Ocasek is quickly becoming known for his ability to elicit the very ...

Kristina Petric

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Kristina Petric

Student

Conductor and Opera Singer-Soprano

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Fuad Šetić

Junior Research Assistant

Youngest active conductor and opera accompanist in Bosnia and Herzegovina, currently based in London. Motivated and enthusiastic individual, with a strong desire for artistic and academic improvement. Interested in symphonic, and instrumental ensemble music of 20th and 21st century, as well as choral music and opera.

Enrico Sartori

Conductor

One of the finest musicians to emerge from a celebrated group of Italian virtuosi this past decade, Enrico Sartori has been establishing himself in both the Asian and European musical scene. Graduated from the prestigious Yale University, he maintains an intense concert schedule in Europe and China as an opera and orchestral conductor. Currently principal music conductor of the Jilin Youth S...

Yury Ilinov

Conductor and repertoire / language coach

Currently working at Sofia National Opera and Ballet

Davide Levi

Conductor

Trained at the Conservatorio G. Verdi in Milan as a violinist, then as a conductor, Davide has worked with some of the finest orchestras and opera companies in Europe. He recently worked with Opera North as a language coach for Madama Butterfly & Un ballo in maschera and will assist Ulf Schirmer on Oper Leipzig’s production of La fanciulla del West this summer. Alongside his work at The Royal B...

Balint Kasza

Conductor of Choir and Orchestra

Bálint Kasza was born in 1989 in Subotica, Serbia, and started showing interest in music at the early age. At the age of 5 , he has already played piano and attended numerous competitions. During the musical high school, where he choose piano as his major, he participated in several national and international competitions and won numerus prizes. Kasza was at this time already Domkapellmeister ...

Based in Zurich since 2018. Master of Music (Piano) Manhattan School of Music, Master of Music and Fellowship (Repetiteur) Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Postgraduate (Piano) Akademia Muzyczna w Krakowie, Orchestral Conducting Studies Zurich University of the Arts. Created the opera company XOGA which was selected for mentoring by Young Concert Artists and received financial support by th...

Maria Tiholova

Choir or Orchestra conductor

I'm graduated music academy of music with discipline conductor and playng piano since i was 5 years ago. Мy childhood dream was playing piano and conducting and when conducting orchestra I was extreamly happy. I hope to make dreams come true with this project.

Krastin Nastev

Opera Conductor

Currently Conductor of Varna Opera in Bulgaria. All my life I am working with singers, choirs and orchestras and I really like to make Opera at all level!

Jelena Miljevic

Graduated master studies of conductinh

I play the piano and leaen opera singing. I've finished my master studies of conducting in Belgrade, conducted with many choirs but have worked with orchestra which is more challenging for me now. I'm very proud of my project G.Gershwin which included "Rhapsody in blue" with full orchestra which I prepared whole by myself and the video is available on YOUTUBE.

Dimitar Kosev

Conductor - State Opera - Stara Zagora & State Opera - Ruse, Bulgaria

Dimitar Kosev, born on 20th October 1992, in Ruse, Bulgaria. First piano lessons received at the age of 6 from Evgeni Zhelyazkov. 2011 graduated from the National School of Arts - 'Vesselin Stoyanov', Ruse in 2011. Numerous performances in master classes & competition awards Dimitar was awarded 2nd place in the 'Svetoslav Obretenov' competition, in 2002, in Provadia, Bulgaria. 1st place...

Martim Sousa Tavares

Assistant Conductor, BME, Northwestern University

Degree in Music, Nova University Lisbon; Degrees in conducting, Italian Conducting Academy, Milan, and Conservatorio di Musica di Brescia. Currently finishing Master program in Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University, Chicago. Formerly music director of Orchestra di Maggio, and now serving as assist. conductor for the baroque orchestra of NU University, and cover conductor for visiting ...

Georgi Nikolov

Master of arts

Georgi Nikolov has drawn considerable critical attention and admiration as a young conductor. His decision to pursue conducting as a career was preceded by studies as a cellist and also performance experience as a singer. Through the opportunity to regularly collaborate with a number of eminent conductors and soloists, particularly during his own music studies in Vienna, he has gained invalua...

Jorge Parodi

Music Director, Undergraduate Opera, Manhattan School of Music

Internationally acclaimed conductor Jorge Parodi is based in New York City and has worked extensively in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Recent credits include Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia and Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi for Buenos Aires Lirica in Argentina; Britten's The Turn of the Screw for the Castleton Festival in Virginia and The Banff Centre in Canada; Piazzolla’s M...

Dario Salvi

Maestro

Dario Salvi was born in Brescia, Northern Italy, in September 1975. From a very young age he displayed a great interest in music and it was not long before he started studying soprano saxophone with the Philarmonica S.Cecilia in his home-town of Sarezzo. After years of studying performance and music theory as a teenager he soon became an in-demand saxophonist and alto clarinet player and worked...

The activities of Nathalie Marin, French conductor, overarches both Europe and Latin America. From 2011 to 2013 she was artistic director of the National Symphonic Orchestra of Ecuador and from 1991 until 2010, she was artistic director of the orchestra Ensemble Orchestra de l’Isère (France). Additionally from 2005 to 2008, she directed the Music Festival “Pestacles” in Paris. Since 2006, she h...

Francesco Gioia

Teacher/Musician

www.gioiafrancesco.weebly.com Dear Operosa, my name is Francesco Gioia. I am an Italian conductor. I was born in 1979. I studied piano, got two degrees (one in law and one in pianoforte, solo/chamber music and composition c/o the Conservatory of Udine with a 110/110) and then I dedicated myself to conducting. I studied with several conductors: L. Shambadal (principal conductor of Berliner...

Jamie Man

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Jamie Pui Ling Man Born in London (UK) Jamie was first guided in conducting by Jorma Panula. Since receiving the Britten- Pears Conductors' Bursary in 2010 working with Oliver Knussen, Jamie's conducting highlights have included re-invitations to the Aldeburgh Music Festival in concert with pianist Pierre- Laurent Aimard and cellist Jean- Guihen Queyras, appearances at Yellow Lounge (London...

Mercoledi prossimo 4 novembre ore 21.30 su www.moviradio.it la classe è di casa a Moviclassica, ospite d'onore il direttore d'orchestra Jakub Kontz che ci farà viaggiare nella sua meravigliosa quanto fiabesca storia che lo ha portato da intensi studi al conservatorio ai più importanti palchi d'opera. Filosofo e musicista, il Maestro Kontz è un importante punto di riferimento per chi ha intenzio...

Dominik Jaksic (1995, Slovenia) has began his formal musical education in 2001, learning violin and piano and later (2004) also accordeon at the lower music school in Radeče (SLO). He completed studies in 2010 when enrolled for a Conservatory of music and ballet in Ljubljana (SLO) to study composition and music theory. After four years he graduated. At the age of 4, he has conducted the symp...

Militsa Radivoyevitch (Belgrade, 1986), conductor. In 2013 graduated both MA of Orchestral conducting at the State University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (Austria) with Prof. Martin Sieghart and MA in Conducting at the Faculty of Music Art (Belgrade) with prof. Bojan Sudjić.She is currently doing specialization studies in Choral conducting with pr...

Natalija Mićić graduated from the Faculty of Music in Belgrade with a degree in Conducting, where she also obtained her MA in 2014, class of maestro Bojan Suđić. Natalija is the Assistant Conductor and Academia Coordinator at Operosa Festival and Academia. In the organization of Operosa Studio she conducted the adapted version of Mozart's opera "La Clemenza di Tito" in February 2015. In De...

Anthony has established an international reputation for conducting with tremendous passion born of a profound knowledge and understanding of the repertoire. He has worked with orchestras and companies as diverse as the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian Orchestra (Lisbon), Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Basel ...

PhD, Institute of Art Studies- The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Specialized in the History of Music Master’s Degree in Choir Conducting, “National Academy of Music Prof. Pancho Vladigerov” Bachelor’s Degree in Pedagogy of Education in Music.“National Academy of Music Prof. Pancho Vladigerov

Francis-Nectarios Guy

DIRECTOR OF THE CYPRUS WINE MUSEUM & COMMANDARIA ORCHESTRA

A conductor and musicologist, Dr. Francis-Nectarios Guy, has been known for his concert activities and publications whose researches are focused on western and southeastern European contemporary and medieval music creation. He has studied and worked with distinguished choir and orchestra conductors such as the Maestros Yuri Simonov, Jonathan Brett, Vassil Kazandjiev, Svilen Simeonov, Georgi ...

Zoran Andric

Chairman, founder and Chief Conductor The Youth Philharmonic Naissus

Zoran Andric,(1955), graduated at departement for Composition and Conducting at Faculty of Music, Skopje, Macedonia. Year 1983. he imroved his techniques at High School of Music in Grazz, at prof. Milan Horvat. From 1984. to1993.he worked as professor of Chorus and Orchestra at Musical school "Petar Konjevic" in Belgrade. He also had very succesful appearances with Children’s Chamber Orchestra ...

Predrag Gosta

Conductor, Baritone & Harpsichordist

A conductor, harpsichordist, and baritone Predrag Gosta is the Artistic Director of the New Belgrade Opera, the Belgrade Baroque Academy, and the Belgrade Early Music Festival, as well as the Music Director of a period-instrument orchestra New Trinity Baroque and the Gwinnett Ballet Theatre in Atlanta. He is also the president of the international society for early music "Early Music Network" a...

Concert pianist, accompanist, chamber musician, opera conductor, opera coach. "Best Performer of 2007" by San Francisco Classical Voice, Gold Medalist at the International Schumann Piano Competition in Zwickau. www.temirzhanyerzhanov.com

Professional Achievements: 2003- present: Artistic Director & Principal Conductor of Academic Symphony Orchestra of Dnipropetrovsk Philharmonie (Ukraine) 2012-2013: Guest Conductor of Lviv Academic Philharmonic Orchestra "INSO- Lviv" (Ukraine) 2011-2013: Guest Conductor of National Symphony of Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine) 2009-2011: Conductor of National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine 2007-2009...

Andrew Lawrence-King

Director at Il Corago & The Harp Consort

Baroque opera & orchestral director, Early Harp virtuoso and imaginative continuo-player, specialist in baroque gesture and Historical Action, Andrew Lawrence-King is one of the world’s leading performers of Early Music and the most recorded harpist of all time. In 2012, he opened the new hall of the Natalya Satz theatre, Moscow with a production of the earliest surviving opera, Cavalieri’s...

Christopher Ocasek

Guest Conductor

www.christopherocasek.com American conductor Christopher Ocasek is recognized for his rising international career, collaborating with opera companies and orchestras throughout Europe, the United States, and Asia. Acclaimed as a young conductor with an astounding gift for musical detail and a clear passion on the podium, Mr. Ocasek is quickly becoming known for his ability to elicit the very ...

Nicola Simoni

Conductor

He was born on 7thOctober 1986 in Piove di Sacco (Padova, Italy). He has taken a degree in Piano and in Choral Conducting at Adria Conservatory. In 2012 he has taken a degree in orchestra conducting at Accademia Musicale Pescarese. He studied composition with Roberto Sansuini. He has specialized in orchestra and choir conducting with M° Donato Renzetti, Filippo Maria Bressan, M°Piero Bellugi...

Alim Shakh

Conductor

Alim Shakh graduated from St. Petersburg Conservatory twice: in 1998 (choral conducting) and in 2001 (symphonic and opera conducting). He was taught by such celebrated conductors and teachers as Fyodor Kozlov (1927–2003) and Ilya Musin (1904–1999). He started out on his career in 1994 when he went on tour with the EUTERPE Chamber Choir around Europe. In 1996, he made his first appearance as an ...

Steven Stanke

Artistic Director and Conductor

Dr Steven Stanke studied conducting at the Qld Conservatorium of Music with Alan Cumberland, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with Mats Nilsson and Harry Spence Lyth, and the University of Melbourne with John Hopkins. He also studied composition and music theory at the Qld Conservatorium of Music. Recent conducting engagements include Sydney Independent Opera, Rockdale Opera, Bucharest Sin...

Aleksandar Kojić (Koyich)

Opera, Ballet and orchestra conductor

Since 2010. Aleksander Kojić is permanent conductor at the Serbian National Theatre, Opera and Ballet in Novi Sad– Serbia. Born in 1984, Aleksandar Kojić received his first musical education in piano at the age of 5. At the age of 13 he wrote his first short composition for piano. He studied piano for ten years. In the Secondary Music School at the age of 16 he started to sing in the Ortho...

Gustavo Ubeda

Music Director Audeat Camerata, Principal Conductor Harrow Symphony Orchestra

Gustavo Úbeda was born in São Paulo, Brazil, where he began his musical studies on classical guitar and piano. He was the winner in many classical guitar competitions such as Villa-Lobos Prize. He came to Europe in 1993 to further his musical studies with Tino Andersen and Nicola Hall. After graduating Gustavo began his conducting studies first with Alexander Ingram (ENO) and later he undertook...

Composer-conductor Joseph Jones began his professional musical career at the age of 13, when he served as the violinist for the Theater Company of Rhode Island. While in high school, he performed as a violinist with the Rhode Island College Symphony and Chamber orchestras, and performed chamber music with the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras. As a tenor-baritone, he has been active sin...

Matteo Pagliari (Parma 1974) studied Pianoforte with Mario Borciani and Orchestra Conducting with Gilberto Serembe and Pietro Veneri. He has been Artistic Director and Conductor of the Coro «Città di Parma» from 1998 to 2001 and in this capacity he worked with the Orchestra Sinfonica dell’Emilia Romagna «A. Toscanini». Assistant Conductor of both Roberto Abbado and Riccardo Frizza has worked fo...

Gioacchino Pensato is one of the most valued young conductor of the moment. He has studied conducting in Palermo, Parma and Milan and he took his degree in Musicology at Palermo's University. He attended numerous master classes with some of the most renowned conductors including Neil Thomson, Eliauh Inbal, Klaus Peter Floor and he is active student at the Chigiana Academy (Siena) under the g...

Born in Lisbon, António Ferreira studied conducting with Jean-Marc Burfin at the Academia Nacional Superior de Orquestra (Lisbon), and took conducting courses with Jean-Sébastien Béreau, former professor of the Conservatoire Superior de Paris. A former student of the Fundação Musical dos Amigos das Crianças (FMAC), where he began his piano studies with Maria Amélia Toscano, Antón...

Leonardo Catalanotto was born in Caracas in 1966. Since 1993 he is Pianist-Vocal coach at Teatro Massimo “V. Bellini” in Catania. He was invited several times to perform for Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro and the main Theaters in Düsseldorf, Lisbon, Seville and Geneva. He worked as Staff Conductor and Musical and Stage Assistant at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino i...

Cristian Orosanu

Opera and symphony Conductor

Great opera experience as permanent conductor of National Opera Bucharest, National Opera Cluj and National Opera Iasi. Please visit: www.cristianorosanu.ro

The Austro-Italian conductor Eraldo Salmieri is the Music Director of Operosa. He has worked with the Festival since its inauguration at the Evxinograd Castle in 2007 when he conducted "Don Giovanni" by W.A. Mozart with the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, a dynamic young cast of singers and a supporting team of international artistic directors. Following his first appearance in Montenegro in 2014...