Monday 4 November 2019


Great success for Maestro Daniel Smith for his debut at Sydney Opera House:

It’s not often that the conductor of an opera wins more applause than the cast, but that was what happened on the opening night of “Il Viaggio a Reims” in the Sydney Opera House. Australian conductor, Daniel Smith for his first conducting engagement in Sydney for Opera Australia, was given a rock-star ovation and won himself a legion of admirers, as much for his enthusiastic involvement in the opera as for the scintillating performance he encouraged from both singers and orchestra."
- Bill Stephens OAM (Arts Review)

Daniel Smith conducts with a surety and vigour that helps draw out the score’s grand scope, his pacing brisk but never rushed. The tonal shift in the final act is expertly handled, delicate and almost tender, with none of the bombast one could expect from a coronation scene."

- Tim Byrne (TimeOut)

Daniel Smith conducted with incisive energy, successfully corralling large ensembles, including a cleverly scored, 14 voice finale to the second act."
- Peter McCallum (The Sydney Morning Herald).
Friday 1 November 2019


The conductor and violinist Enrico Onofri debuts on the podium of Filarmonica Toscanini Saturday, November 2 at Teatro del Convitto Maria Luigia, in Parma.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sinfonia n. 10 in sol maggiore, K 74
Giovanni Battista Sammartini, Sinfonia in la maggiore, J-C 62
Franz Joseph  Haydn, Concerto per violino in sol maggiore, Hob. VIIa:4
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sinfonia n. 39 in mi bemolle Maggiore, K 543

Monday 28 October 2019

Andrea Lucchesini

on 28 October Andrea Lucchesini will open the chamber season of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia with a Schumann program. A series of masterpieces by the German composer - Papillons, Carnaval, the Three Romances and the Fantasy - in which his poetics and a fantastic world inhabited by various imaginary figures and passionate sentimental impulses, shadow zones and triumphant optimistic affirmations are fully revealed.

The concert is broadcast live by Rai Radio Tre

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Tuesday 22 October 2019

Daniel Smith

The young Daniel Smith debuts at Sydney Opera conducting Il viaggio a Reims directed by Damiano Michieletto on October 24. The opera has already had a great success in Melbourne: “Five stars ★★★★★. Daniel Smith conducts with a surety and vigour that helps draw out the score’s grand scope, his pacing brisk but never rushed." (Time Out).
Performances on October 26, 28 and 30 and on November 2, completely sold out.

Monday 21 October 2019

John Axelrod

Maestro John Axelrod open his new season as music and artistic director of the ROSS in Sevilla, with a wagnerian program. Concerts on October 24 and 25 at Teatro de la Maestranza. 

Friday 18 October 2019

Tito Ceccherini

Maestro Tito Ceccherini conducts the SWR Symphonie Orchester on Sunday, October 20. The concert program sees four première commissioned by the Orchester to the composers Lidia Zielińska, Saed Haddad, Jürg Frey and Eva Reiter. Maestro conducts the SWR orchestra on Novemer 2 in Essen and on November 3 in Friburg too.

Sunday 13 October 2019


Amadeus magazine dedicated the cover of this month to conductor Enrico Onofri. An exclusive CD and his interview included.  

Saturday 12 October 2019

Andrea Lucchesini

Andrea Lucchesini opens the symphonic season of the Teatro La Fenice in Venice with Beethoven's Fantasia Corale, conductor  Alpes Chauhan.

In the program  also Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 Eroica.

Concerts on 12 October at 8 p.m. and on 13 October at 5 p.m.

Thursday 3 October 2019

Quartetto Prometeo

Venezia Biennale - 1 October 2019
Alessandro Solbiati (1956) Quartet for string quartet (2019, 16') first performance - commissioned by La Biennale di Venezia
Marco Momi (1978) Unrisen for piano, string quartet and electronics (2016, 28')
Mariangela Vacatello Piano
Le Salon Musical-Alessandro Cammarano
"The Quartetto Prometeo - is totally involved, offering an interpretation capable of highlighting the preciousness of the layout characterizing it with a sharpness of sound that becomes itself.