Biography

Maurizio Colasanti è quello che si può davvero definire un talento precoce. Un musicista, dunque, di cui inItalia si può essere davvero orgogliosi. TOTALITA Domenico del Nero 19 Settembre 2015 

Italiano

Maurizio Colasanti, acinque anni inizia lo studio della musica con il M° M. De Renzis che riconoscendone le doti musicali gli fa tenere il primo concerto solistico con la banda del suo paese all'età di 7 anni. In seguito studia al Conservatorio di Musica di Pescara dove si diploma con il massimo dei voti e la lode. Successivamente si laurea in Filosofia sempre con il massimo dei voti e la lode. Studia composizione con O.Michel Corona e direzione d'orchestra con G.Arpad e M. Erdely, a Ginevra e Vienna.

La sua intensa carriera lo ha visto protagonista presso alcune delle più importanti istituzioni concertistiche italiane ed internazionali: Seoul Philarmonic Orchestra, Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, St.Martin in The Fields, Royal Accademy of Music, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana,Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese, Finnish Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica di San Remo, Miami Symphony Orchestra, Karnten Simphonieorkester, Solisti del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Illinois Symphony, Minas Gerais Symphony Orchestra, Villa Lobos Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica di San Remo, Carnegie Hall, Melba Hall, Seoul Opera House, New England Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica Porto Alegre, Nancy Philarmonic, Camerata Istropolitana Bratislava.

Ha collaborato con musicisti come: A. Rosand, A. Pay, R. Chailly, A. Braxtone, G. Schuller, M. Larrieu, P. Badura Skoda, F. Ayo, J. Judd, con registi di fama internazionale come: E. Decaro, G.Cazzola, M. Di Mattia, T, Moschoupulos, S. Castellitto, A. Steiner, F.M. Dechamps. Alcuni compositori del nostro tempo: S.Rendine, N. Bogorelich, G. Vainio, A. Viana, hanno dedicato a lui opere sinfoniche.

English

Maurizio Colasanti is recognised on the international scene as one of the most dynamic and eclectic conductors of his generation. He is widely acclaimed for his interpretations of contemporary music, including British composers such as Britten, Holst and Finzi; as well as for classical romantic music. Maurizio is also acknowledged for his fine performances of Opera - the great Italian Operas such as Rigoloetto, Otello, La Bohème, La Traviata and Gianni Schicci - but last year he opened the season of Opera Korea conducting the Seoul Philharmonic at Seoul Opera House with Richard Strauss' Salome to excellent reviews, and a favourite of his, Stravinsky's Le Rossignol, he conducted at the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari.
He began music studies very young, at the age of just five, and played his first solo concert when aged seven, earning his first Diploma Cum Laude from the "Luisa D'Annunzio" Conservatory of Music. He later graduated from there with honours in Philosophy as well. He has been awarded several prizes at international music competitions including the First Prize in Capri, L'Aquila, Pola.
Maurizio has worked with many leading ensembles including such distinguished orchestras as the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, the Deutsches Kammerorchester, the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, the Villa Lobos Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfonica del Estrado del Mexico, the Guanajuato Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra da Camera di Firenze, the New England Symphony Orchestra, the Istanbul Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra Magna Grecia.
He has conducted in many leading venues around the world including Carnegie Hall, New York, St. Martin in the Fields, London, the Teatro San Carlo, Naples, the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome, and Melba Hall in Melbourne, Australia. He has also worked at leading academic institutes such as the Royal Academy of Music, London and the Miami University of Music.
He has collaborated with leading artists all over the world in particular with names as Carlo Mario Giulini, Paul Badura Skoda, Kennet Gilbert, Giacomo Manzoni, Anthony Braxton and Gunther Schuller. He also performed for His Holiness John Paul II.
He is currently principal teacher in the E.G.Duni Conservatorio di Musica in Matera and has taught at such famous institutions as the Royal College of Music (London), Conservatorio de Musica (Quito), Corsi Estivi Internazionali (Lanciano), UFMG, Royal School of Music (Melbourne). He is also Artistic Director of several festivals in Italy and collaborates with several others around the world. In 2012 he was named principal conductor and artistic director of OSUEL in Brazil (The State Symphony Orchestra of the University of Londrina). He has a large discography having recorded CDs with Bongiovanni (Bologna), Menabo (Rome), Iktius (Milan), Mondo Musica Verlags (Munchen), and Aulia.
His most recent concerts have been conducting Verdi's Requiem Mass in the States, Beethoven's Symphony No 5 in the Czech Republic, and Beethoven's Emperor Concerto with the West Bohemian Philharmonic and he has just conducted Mozart's Requiem in Teramo, Italy with the Orchestra Benedetto Marcello.
Future engagements include working at the Orchestra Sinfonica Metropolitana di Bari, with the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, Orchestra Sinfonica di San Remo in Italy; and he is in constant demand abroad to conduct operas, especially from the Italian opera repertoire.
If you'd like to find out more about Maurizio, please take a look at www.mauriziocolasanti.com website. To get in touch with Maurizio in Italy, please contact his agent Alessandra Catteruccia at www.ac-artists.com