Pier Giorgio Morandi
Conductor Pier Giorgio Morandi studied composition at Conservatorio G. Verdi in Milan, and orchestra conducting at Salzburg Mozarteum with M Ferdinand Leitner. During the years spent at La Scala, Morandi was assistant conductor of M Riccardo Muti and later of M Giuseppe Patanè. In 1987 he studied in Tanglewood, USA, with M° Leonard Bernstein and M° Seiji Ozawa.
Morandi has a wide Italian operatic repertoire and he has been working as regular guest conductor since 1990 in all the major opera houses in Italy, Europe and worldwide: Palermo, Marseille, La Maestranza in Seville, Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo, Osaka, National Opera Theatre in Seoul, Colon in Buenos Aires, Stockholm Royal Opera House, Theatre Royal de La Monnaie in Brussels, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Oper Frankfurt, Wiener Staatsoper, Macerata Opera Festival, Arena di Verona, Opernhaus Zürich, Teatro Regio di Parma, Napoli, Metropolitan Opera, Teatro La Scala, Bilbao, Valencia, Copenhagen Royal Opera House, Seattle Opera, Royal Albert Hall in London, Sydney Opera House.
An appreciated interpreter of symphonic repertoire, Morandi has worked, among others, with Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, Budapest State Orchestra, Flamish Radio Orchestra, Roma’s Santa Cecilia Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra del Filarmonico di Verona, Fukuoka Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra.