Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 8pm

Giuseppe Lanzetta , Conductor

Giuseppe Lanzetta has conducted leading orchestras throughout the world. He debuted in November 2003 with the Berliner Symphoniker in the Philharmonie Grossen Saal and, in May 2006, Carnegie Hall. Maestro Lanzetta has conducted well-known choirs, including Teatro Comunale of Florence (Italy), International Choir of Louvain (Belgium) and Choir Madrigale Bucharest.

He created the Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina in 1981. Its 40 musicians have played over 1300 concerts in Europe and abroad. He conducted at the International Festival of Krakow in 2003 in Heidelberg, and at the Wiener Kammersolisten, Ungarische Kammerphilharmonie in the Musik Verein, and in the Konzerthaus, all in Vienna. Maestro Lanzetta has been Principal Conductor of the Orchestra Pro Arte di Messina, Italy; and Director of the Symphonic Orchestra of Grosseto, Greece.

Born in Montecorvino, Rovella, Italy, in 1960, he studied choral music and choir conducting under Pierluigi Zangelmi, and instrumentation for bands with Lorenzo Semeraro. At the L. Cherubini Conservatory in Florence he studied composition with Franco Cioci and orchestra conducting with Bruno Campanella.

In August 1992 he performed at the Salzburg Music Festival. He worked with the Academy Award-winner, Roberto Benigni, in a concert in Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence; he also conducted in Florence at the Piazza Signoria, Piazza Pitti, and Piazza Santa Croce’s Eve concerts. In 2005 he was awarded the Medal Beato Angelico and, in 2006, he received the award for the Florence Music del’Arte.

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