Francesco Lanzillotta


Francesco Lanzillotta is considered one of the most acclaimed young Italian conductors both nationally and internationally.
He is regularly invited by outstanding Italian and foreign Orchestras, such as Orchestra Nazionale della RAI di Torino, OSI Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano, Filarmonica Toscanini di Parma, ORT Orchestra Regionale Toscana, Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra e Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, just to name a few.
Between 2014 and 2017 he has been principal conductor of Orchestra Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini working on an extremely wide repertoire, from the classic period to the contemporary one, with a special attention to XX century authors.
In particular, the project dedicated to less performed Italian composers of early XX century gained a great interest and success among the public and the critics.
In 2013 Francesco Lanzillotta begins a long-lasting collaboration with Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, including the recording of a CD dedicated to contemporary Italian composers (Vittorio Rieti, Giorgio Battistelli e Carlo Boccadoro).
Since 2014 Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai invited several times, with programmes mostly dedicated to late ‘800 and to ‘900 and with many premiere by contemporary composers.
Another important and long-lasting collaboration is with Orchestra Regionale Toscana, which Francesco Lanzillotta conducted several times in Firenze and in a very successful German tour.
In recent seasons he conducted in Moscow (State Symphony Orchestra Novaya Rossiya), in Münster (Sinfonieorchester), in Beirut (State Orchestra).
Particularly keen on contemporary repertoire, Francesco Lanzillotta has conducted several world premiere and many pieces by eminent XX century composers, such as Luciano Berio, Carlo Boccadoro, Giorgio Battistelli, Ennio Morricone, Luis Bacalov.
Moreover he likes to include in his symphonic programs American and Russian composers, as well as Beethoven, Mozart, Strauss and Mahler.
Mostly appreciated also as opera conductor, he is regularly invited by outstanding opera houses both in Italy and abroad, such as Teatro La Fenice (Venezia), Teatro San Carlo (Napoli), Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Firenze), Opéra de Nancy, MusikTheater in Essen, Budapest Opera, just to name a few.
Born in Rome, he graduated in conducting under the guidance of Bruno Aprea and in composition with Luciano Pelosi at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory of Roma. He also studied piano with Velia De Vita in Rome. He attended master courses of conducting with Harold Farberman at New York Conducting Institute Bard College, and a master class with George Phelivanian in Madrid.