Massimiliano Caldi (Milano 1967), with a big international experience in the fields of symphonic music, opera, operetta and ballet, an attention on contemporary music and on the revival of the 19th century opera, stands out for his high professional preparation and for his bright and linear directorial style.
Winner of the first prize at “G.Fitelberg” International Competition (1999), Caldi is Principal Conductor of the “A. Malawski” Podkarpacka Philharmonic of Rzeszów. He had been First Guest Conductor of the Polish Baltic “F. Chopin” Philharmonic of Gdańsk (Danzig), President of the Jury of the International Piano Competition Massarosa – IX and X edition (2018 and 2019), teacher of the Florence Conducting Masterclass (2015-2017), Principal Conductor and Artistic Consultant of “St. Moniuszko” Koszalin Philharmonic(2014-2017), Artistic Director of Silesian Chamber Orchestra (Katowice, 2006-2010) and Principal Conductor of “Milano Classica” Chamber Orchestra (1998-2009).
In the last ten years he took tournées in Israel, Oman, U.S.A., Chile, Brasil, Germany, Austria, Russia and Turkey.
Last year, in opera field, he conducted the prologue from Mefistofele by Boito (Gdansk, June 2018), Cavalleria Rusticanaby Mascagni (Rzeszow June 2018) and Bastiano e Bastiana by Mozart (Oliwa August 2018).
Therefore, in the recent past, he conducted Gluck’s “Orphee et Euridice” and Puccini’s “La Bohème” at Bologna Opera House (Italy), Verdi’s “Nabucco” and Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” at Poznań Opera House (Poland) and he took part at three editions of “Festival della Valle d’Itria” of Martina Franca (Italy) with rediscovered italian masterpieces of the XIX century like Cagnoni’s “Don Bucefalo” and “King Lear” and an unusual French version (1907) of R. Srauss’ “Salome”.
He took part in the past at “Festival Terre Verdiane” in Busseto (Italy) with “Rigoletto” and “La Traviata” and he conducted Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” at Szeged Opera House, (Hungary) at the end of the Nineties.
He conducted Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana” at Cicuito Lirico Lombardo (Italy) at Pavia, Cremona, Brescia and Como Opera Houses.
For the same cycle, he conducted Nino Rota’s “I due timidi” and “La Notte di un nevrastenico” at Vittorio Veneto and Como Opera Houses (Italy).
In Poland, at Cracow Polish Music Festival in 2011 he conducted Poniatowski’s “Pierre De Medicis”, a XIX century “grand opera”, in the first world performance, after rediscovering.
In symphonic field he will come back to St. Petersburg with the Philharmonic Orchestra (March 2020) and on the podium of Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali (July 2019). He conducted among the others Berliner Konzerthaus Kammerorchester, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, Orchestra Sinfonica “Giuseppe Verdi”, Orchestra dell’Arena di Verona, Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Torino, Orchestra del Teatro Massimo di Palermo.
In Poland he had been invited by International Festivals and he appears regularly on the podium of the most important Philharmonic and symphonic orchestras like, for example, Sinfonia Varsovia, Warsaw Polish Radio Symphonic Orchestra and the “Sinfonia Iuventus” Orchestra at the hall of the National Philharmonic in Warsaw and at Studio Lutoslawski S-1, the Szymanowski Philharmonic Orchestra of Krakow, the Beethoven Academy Orchestra of Krakow and the Philharmonics of Lodz, Bydgoszcz, Torun, Olsztyn… and others.
Caldi has recorded for Acte Préalable, the CD Raul Koczalski – Piano concertos (January 2018) and for Sony Classical, the CDMario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Gian Francesco Malipiero, Riccardo Malipiero Cello concertos (April 2018).
Massimiliano Caldi, the only Italian, won the Gazzetta Italia Prize – 2018 edition for having distinguished in the promotion of Italian music in Poland and the Polish one in Italy.
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