Nicoletta Conti  Conductress


Born in Bologna, Nicoletta Conti is an established Italian conductor with a solid international career. Starting her career as assistant of first range Maestri such as Leonard Bernstein, Sir Antonio Pappano or Georges Prêtre, appearing in venues such as Covent Garden, the Teatro Comunale di Firenze, the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, the Rossini Opera Festival or the Festival della Valle d’Itria.

She was soon invited to conduct prestigious orchestras such as the Kiushu Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Philarmonic, Orchestra, Hungarian Symphonic Orchestra, Stuttgart Philharmonic, Tanglewood Music Festival Orchestra, Rishon Le Tzion Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica Fondazione A.Toscanini, Orchestra Regionale Toscana, Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali, Orchestra Arena di Verona, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano, Orchestra del Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Orchestra Verdi di Milano, Orchestra da Camera di Bologna, Orchestra I Filarmonici di Bologna, Orchestra Filarmonica di Torino. Very much appreciated for her understanding of voices, she has regularly appeared in concerts with Luciano Pavarotti, Renato Bruson, Leo Nucci, Daniela Dessì or Fiorenza Cossotto. In 2000 she was assistant of Sir Antonio Pappano’s in London for the recording of the Film version of Tosca with the Covent Garden Orchestra, and immediately again with Pappano for the recording of Il Trovatore (EMI). She also assisted M° Georges Prêtre recording “Pagliacci” with the Orchestre National de France.

In 2002 she was invited to conduct a Gala with Angela Gheorghiu at the Sao Carlo de Lisboa in the frame of the EXPO 2002. Another special event was, in 2009, her conducting of the Concerto annuale per il Parlamento Europeo broadcasted by RAI. She made her degree in piano, composition and conducting studies at the Conservatory G. Verdi di Milano e G.B. Martini di Bologna, and studied later with F. Ferrara a Siena, L. Hager in Salzburg, L. and Bernstein, S. Ozawa and K. Masur in Tanglewood. Nicoletta has been also awarded with several prizes, including the Concorso di Musica da Camera Città di Stresa, the Nicolai Malko Competition in Copenhagen, the prestigious Premio Minerva (being the first woman being awarded with it), the honorary Cavaliere Ufficiale della Repubblica or the Premio Profilo Donna by the Teatro Pavarotti di Modena. Nicoletta Conti combines her concert and opera activity with teaching at the Conservatory G.B. Martini di Bologna and giving Masterclasses on Italian Opera. She is also regularly invited to Japan to conduct Operas and give conferences on the Italian repertoire.

Recently she has also been very active with concerts not only in Japan but China, Kuala Lumpur, Teatro di Varna (Lucia, Rigoletto, La Cenerentola,Il Trovatore) and Orchestra Toscanini di Parma. 2018 she was also successful with concerts at the Sulzbach Rosenberg Festival.