"Handel's decisive style brought cohesive, blended sounds, precise attacks, and bold dynamics from the orchestra...in a performance that was polished, expressive and full of carefully shaped phrases throughout..."
Recipient of the Decoration of Illimani for outstanding community service to the arts in Bolivia - since appointment as Music Director of NSO Bolivia, audience has increased more than 600%. Restructuring of institution has become model for other orchestras in Latin America. Read about it here.
Read an article from IDBAmerica - "Tchaikovsky on the altiplano" here.
Since serving as Kurt Masur's assistant conductor, has led orchestras throughout the world, including preview of young conducting talent with New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall
Awarded conducting fellowship from Leipzig Gewandhaus
One of few American conductors to have been invited to perform in Cuba in recent years
Represented United States in Latin America and Central Asia as recipient of United States Information Agency awards and Cultural Ambassador through State Department Cultural Specialist Program
Twice awarded fellowships with prestigious Fulbright Program
Founder, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Orchestra e Coro del ‘700 Italiano (since 2009)
Guest conductor of leading orchestras in Austria, Germany, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Mexico, China, South Korea, Thailand, Russia, Armenia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania and Italy
Performed at prestigious venues and orchestras: Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein, Munich Herkulessaal, Orchestra National des Pays de la Loire (France), Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado de México, Macerata Opera Festival at the Sferisterio (Italy)
Regularly conducts in Prague at the Smetana Hall and Dvorák Hall the North Czech Philharmonic, the Czech Chamber Philharmonic and the Hradek Králové Philharmonic
Winner of the “Orchestra Favorite Award” at the IV Vakhtang Jordania International Conducting Competition (2004) in Kharkov; Principal Guest Conductor of the Kharkov Philharmonic Orchestra (2005-2007)
Artistic Director of Italian festivals: ‘700 Festival, Civitanova Festival, Festival di Pentecoste in Ascoli Piceno
Full stage operas conducted: La Traviata, Rigoletto, La Bohème, Madama Butterfly, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Il signor Bruschino, Eugene Onegin, Die Zauberflöte
Founder and Artistic Director of the Anita Cerquetti Academy and of the International Anita Cerquetti Opera Competition in Montecosaro, Italy (since 2011)
Leads international masterclasses for conductors and opera singers specially focused on the opera repertoire, at the Maria Malibran Academy in Altidona, Italy