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Massimiliano Caldi


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Born in Milan, Massimiliano Caldi had been Principle Conductor of Milano Classica Chamber Orchestra between 1998 and 2009, and Principal Conductor of the Silesian Chamber Orchestra Katowice, where he was also artistic director and conductor between 2006 and 2010.


Currently, he is Principal Conductor of the Polish Baltic F. Chopin Philharmonic in Gdansk and Principal Conductor and Artistic Consultant of the S. Moniuszko Philharmonic of Koszalin, Poland.


Massimiliano Caldi is the winner of the 6th Grzegorz Fitelberg International Competition for Orchestral Conducting in Katowice (1st Prize, 1999) and at present works in the fields of both symphonic and opera music, principally in Italy and Poland.


In Italy he has been working with Accademia Teatro alla Scala Orchestra, I Virtuosi del Teatro alla Scala, I Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano Foundation Orchestra, and Orchestra Sinfonica e Coro Sinfonico di Milano Giuseppe Verdi Foundation (Milan), Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro Greco Politeama in Lecce, the Turin Teatro Regio Orchestra, the Fondazione Arena di Verona Orchestra, the Palermo Teatro Massimo Orchestra, the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, the Orchestra Sinfonica della Provincia di Bari, the Fondazione "Arturo Toscanini" Orchestra, the Orchestra Sinfonica Giovanile del Piemonte, the Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo, the Orchestra Regionale di Roma e del Lazio, the "Istituzione Sinfonica Abruzzese" Orchestra, the "Filarmonia Veneta" Orchestra, and Teatro di Cestello in Florence where he held the Florence Conducting Masterclass.


In Poland he regularly conducts concerts at the Silesian Philarmonic Concert Hall and with the Silesian Chamber Orchestra he has taken part in some of the most famous Polish festivals.

He has also conducted the Polish Radio Symphonic Orchestra and the Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra of Warsaw, the Katowice Polish Radio National Symphonic Orchestra, the Szymanowski Philharmonic Orchestra of Cracow, the Karlowicz Philharmonic Orchestra of Stettin, and the Symphony Orchestra of the Rzeszów Philharmonic.


Massimiliano Caldi has performed in Wiener Konzerthaus, Brucknerhaus Linz, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Beethovenhalle Bonn, Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt, Franz Liszt Hall in Budapest, Rudolfinum Concert Hall in Prague, Mannheimer Rosengarten, various concert halls in Amsterdam, Moscow, St Petersburg, Munich, Szeged, Biel, Murten and Extremadura, Spain.

He has also conducted the Israel Sinfonietta Beer Sheva Orchestra (Israel), the Santo Andrè Symphonic Orchestra (Brazil), and the Symphonic Orchestra of Chile (Santiago).


His operatic repertoire includes Orphèe et Eurydice, La Bohème, Strauss’ Salomè, Nabucco, Rigoletto, La Traviata, Il Trovatore, Così fan tutte, Die Zauberflöte, Le nozze di Figaro, Mascagni’s Rapsodia Satanica and Cavalleria Rusticana, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Norma, Carmina Burana, Pergolesi’s La serva padrona, Rota’s I Due timidi and La notte di un nevrastenico, the revival of Ferdinando Ranuzzi’s 19th century opera Il Macco at Teatro Guardassoni, Bologna, Antonio Cagnoni’s Don Bucefalo and Re Lear at Valle d'Itria Festival in Martina Franca, the first performance in modern times of Jozef Poniatowski’s Pierre de Medicis (Krakow Polish Music Festival 2011), as well as the world premieres of contemporary opera pieces such as Tutino’s Peter Uncino, Betta’s Nevebianca, and Nicolini’s La zingara guerriera.


He has led the premieres of Carlo Alessandro Landini's Limen and Midrash Temurah, Ivan Fedele's Pentalogon Quintett, Carlo Boccadoro's 1260, North Wetherly Drive, Ludovico Einaudi's Chatrang Ouverture, Carlo Galante's Invano morte desio, Federico Biscione's Ego Alter for string orchestra, Luca Mosca's 5 Racconti orientali, and Gòrecki's Trio Concerto.


Among his recordings are the CDs Salomè, Re Lear and Don Bucefalo for Dynamic (2008), and the CD Little Big Music with music by Britten, Holst, Lutoslawski and Kilar and Silesian Chamber Orchestra for DUX (2009).


Recent and upcoming engagements include L'elisir d'amore (Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino), Pergolesi’s La serva padrona (Teatro Goldoni, Florence), Verdi and Wagner Concert with Beethoven Academy Orchestra (Teatro Sociale di Bergamo), collaborations with Józef Elsner Opole Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Tito Schipa Symphony Orchestra of Lecce, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana di Palermo and Biel/Bienne Symphony Orchestra (at Murten Classics Festival and Theatre of Biel/Bienne, Switzerland), Arthur Rubinstein Lodz Philharmonic Orchestra, and an US tour with the Polish Baltic F. Chopin Philharmonic among others. 

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