Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli 1-k8FI-U4318017116300YsG-1224x916@Corriere-Web-Milano

Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli


A scion of illustrious Italian musical family, Michelangeli has conducted notable orchestras in Italy and Europe, including the Symphony Orchestras of RAI in Turin,  Rome, Milan and Naples, the Orchestras of Teatro Regio di Torino, La Fenice di Venezia, Carlo Felice di Genova, S. Carlo di Napoli, the Orchestra of the Accademia di S.Cecilia, the Oslo Philarmonic, the Helsinki Philharmonic, the SWR Orchestra of  Stuttgart, the Orquesta Sinfonica Ciudad de Oviedo, the Israel Chamber Orchestra and Youth Philarmonic  Orchestra and the Budapest Festival Orchestra.

Michelangeli has been engaged in concert series with the Camerata Academica Salzburg and  Kammerorchester Basel. From 1984 to 2007, Michelangeli was the principal conductor of the Mantua Chamber Orchestra. During his committed tenure, the orchestra was awarded the “Franco Abbiati” prize by Italy’s National Association of Music Critics in 1997, followed by numerous concert tours all over the world. In 2004, he completed a Beethoven cycle, including symphonies, concertos and some of the composer’s symphonic choral works. The innovative interpretation was critically acclaimed and praised by the audience, and it led to a three-year cycle of “Mozart Fest” from 2005 to 2007, dedicated to the Mozart’s sacred music.

Aside from his ardent dedication to the classical repertoire, Michelangeli has also privileged his interests in French music. Recently, Michelangeli has orchestrated Debussy’s songs, Proses Lyriques, published by BMG Ricordi.