Lorenzo Tazzieri - Direttore d'Orchestra

Lorenzo Tazzieri       Biography

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Born in Genoa in 1985, Maestro Lorenzo Tazzieri is one of the most accredited exponents of the new Italian generation of conductors. At the age of 33, he is principal conductor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Opera Foundation, artistic director of the Genoa International Music Youth Festival and the Amman Opera Festival, the first opera festival founded in the Arab world. Recently he was the youngest musician awarded by the Mayor of Genoa and the President of the Italian Senate with the title of Ambassador of Genoa in the World.

 

Main collaborations

The operatic debut takes place in March 2010 with J. Massenet's Werther at the Wielki Theater in Poznan.

His rich career, especially abroad, brings him into contact with different realities by laying the foundations for prestigious collaborations: in Japan with Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall, Nagoya Civic Concert Hall, Sendai Opera House (La Bohème) and Toyota City Concert Hall (La Bohème, La Traviata and L'Elisir d'Amore); in China with Harbin City Concert Hall and Deluxe Concert Hall (Chengdu); in the Middle East Amman Opera Festival (La Traviata and La Bohème); in South and Central America with Gran Teatro Nacional of Lima (Madama Butterfly and Gala Verdi / Puccini), Teatro Municipal of Lima (Pagliacci / Adiós a la Bohemia and Don Giovanni), Pedro II Theater of São Paulo (Cavalleria Rusticana), Teatro Nacional Miguel Angel Asturias (Guatemala City), Teatro Nacional Ruben Dario (Managua), Teatro Teresa Careño (Caracas), Teatro Municipal of Cusco, Orquesta Nacional de Guatemala, Camerata Bach (Managua) and Orquesta Sinfonica de Cusco.

 

The activity in Eastern Europe is also intense: at the Štátna Opera of Banská Bystrica with La Traviata, at Lviv City Hall with the Lviv Philarmonic Orchestra, at Batumi Arts & Musical Center (Georgia) with Pagliacci and Cavalleria Rusticana and at the Opera Festival Miniatyura of Kamyanets-Podilsky with Turandot; significant collaboration with the Filarmonica de Stat Arad for which in 2011 he curates the preparation and performs Cavalleria Rusticana achieving a success that led him to be regularly invited as Guest Conductor in the years to follow.

 

Very active also in Italy, we report the ongoing relationship with the Zandonai Theater (Madama Butterfly in 2018, La Traviata in 2017, Tosca in 2016 and Il Barbiere di Siviglia in 2015), the collaboration with the Musica Riva Festival and participation in the Concert in Altura in Bardonecchia.

 

In 2011, on the occasion of the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy, after the designation of artistic assignments by the Italian Ministry of Culture and the Italian Cultural Institutes abroad, he received important consents from the public and critics, conducting Philharmonics of national and international theaters. In the same year, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Italian Cultural Institute of Caracas, he performed concerts with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Venezuela at the Teatro Cachao and with the Orquesta de Aragua at the Casa Italia Maracay. In Lima he conducted the Orquesta and Coro Nacional de Perú, performing a Verdi Gala to celebrate the bicentenary of the Busseto's composer at the Museo de la Nacion.

 

Next commitments

After having inaugurated with La Traviata the first opera festival in the Arab world (Amman Opera Festival) in the presence of the Royals of Jordan, next July will direct Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Roman Amphitheater in Amman. There will also be Gala operas dedicated to Puccini at the Shanghai City Concert Hall, La Bohème at the Tirana Opera Theater, La Traviata at the Štátna Opera in Banská Bystrica, Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Deluxe Concert Hall (Chengdu - China), Madama Butterfly at the Opera House of Conception (Chile), Il Trovatore at the Zandonai Theater, Symphonic Concerts with the Sichuan Philarmonic Orchestra (China), a Gala dedicated to Paganini on the occasion of the opening of the World Economy Forum in St. Petersburg, an Opera Gala at Daegu Opera House (Korea) and, in Hungary, with the Savaria SYmphony Orchestra.

 

Education

Lorenzo Tazzieri began his musical studies at 6, continuing his preparation at the Conservatory Niccolò Paganini (GE), where he studied first violin and then, under the guidance of prof. G. Carlascio, piano. He perfected at the Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow with Elena Nathanson specializing in the Russian repertoire, and in the meantime deepened his studies of chamber music with Maestro Massimiliano Damerini. The conducting studies take place under the guidance of Maestro Donato Renzetti and Maestro Gilberto Serembe and Maestro Roberto Tolomelli of which he becomes assistant collaborating in numerous titles: Nabucco, Aida, Norma, Bellisario, Cinderella, Raymonda, Don Carlos, Madama Butterfly, Cinderella.

 

Other projects

Lorenzo Tazzieri has always believed and invested in the training and promotion of young musical talents. In 2013, in parallel with his professional activity, he founded the Associazione Movimento Allegro con Fuoco and launched Operàpolis, a musical and educational project whose aim is to develop and redeem culture and society through the collective musical art. In a short time the conditions for the creation of three youth teams are settled: Orchestra, Coro and Lirica Company Simon Boccanegra. Alongside the concert production, there are numerous training activities focused on the revival of ensemble music in schools and creates a Cultural Center dedicated to the formation of orchestras and children's choirs. Also in 2013 from the collaboration with the Indian sitarist and tablista Avaneendra Sheolikar and Sandesh Popatkar born "The love that moves the high stars", CD with unreleased pieces of mixing between traditional Indian music and Western symphonic music.