artistic director and musical director
Orchestra Antonio Vivaldi was born in December 2011 and quickly became a stable reality in the Italian music scene, boasting collaborations with major Italian concert seasons, festivals and cultural institutions.
Its musicians are selected among the most promising young talents of the European landscape with professional experiences in the most important orchestras of the world (London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra dell’AccademiaNazionale di Santa Cecilia, Orchestra Filarmonica del Teatro alla Scala), inspired by the common desire to give life to an artistic reality young and new. Orchestra Vivaldi has performed in more than hundred symphonic concerts, held in the major concert halls and theaters of the country including Sala Verdi (Milan Conservatory of Music), Auditorium La Gran Guardia and Teatro Filarmonicoin Verona, Scuola Grande di San Rocco in Venice, Teatro "Il Maggiore" in Verbania, Teatro Sociale in Como, TeatroComunale in Vicenza. The tournée undertaken in Spain in 2014, marked the Orchestra's debut on the European stage. The following international experiences are in Switzerland, Luxembourg and Cina.
In 2015, just 4 years after its foundation, Orchestra Vivaldi became the resident orchestra of of "Serate Musicali" concert season in Milan, thus earning a prominent role in a program shared by the greatest artists of the world scene. Also in 2015, the Orchestra has also inaugurated the newborn Teatro Sociale in Sondrio with the performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, enjoying great success of audience and critics. From the 2016/2017 season the Orchestra has become orchestra in residence at the same theater.
Orchestra Vivaldi's repertoire goes so far as to embrace the contemporary music, through continuous collaborations with some of the most important composers of the national landscape such as Silvia Colasanti, Fabio Vacchi, Giorgio Battistelli, Piergiorgio Ratti, Antonio Eros Negri, Andrea Portera.
The Orchestra has also collaborated with world renownedconductors and soloists, such as Andrea Battistoni, Luciana Serra, José Luis Gomez, Salvatore Di Vittorio, Francesco Manara, Giampaolo Pretto, Giuliano Sommerhalder, Vincenzo Balzani, Francesco Tamiati, Stefan Schulz, Michel Becquet.
The very young Artistic Direction is composed by Lorenzo Passerini (musical director), Piergiorgio Ratti (composer in residence), Tommaso Benciolini (artistic advisor) and Ernesto Colombo (orchestra manager).
Orchestra Vivaldi's activities are supported by the Italian Ministry of Heritage and Culture and Tourism.