Maurizio Colasanti

About - Me

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 Colasanti is also acknowledged for his fine performances of Opera – the great Italian Operas such as Rigoloetto, Otello, La Bohème, La Traviata and Gianni Schicchi – 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, Pola. Maurizio has worked with many leading ensembles including such distinguished orchestras as : I solisti del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Orchestra del Teatro  Petruzzelli di Bari, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, Nord Czech Philarmonic Orchestra, the Deutsches  Kammerorchester, the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, the Villa Lobos Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfonica del Estrado del Mexico,  Guanajuato Symphony Orchestra, New England Symphony Orchestra, the Istanbul Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra Magna Grecia, Seoul Philarmonic. 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  ell’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 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.
He was Principal Conductor and Artistic director of OSUEL, now he is Go Opera Festival and Istituto Giuseppe Dell’Orefice Artistic director.
In 2021 he will conduct many opera’s: Rossini Cenerentola, Viaggio a Reims, Verdi Simon Boccanegra, Purcell, Dido and Aeneas, Donizetti, Elisir d’Amore, Poulenc The Voix Humane. 
In the coming months will be released the cd VIrtu e Amore with the Tactus record company.
In his intense career he has worked with musicians such as: A. Rosand, A.Pay, G.Schuller, M.Larrieu, P. Badura Skoda, F. Ayo, He has collaborated with directors internationally renowned such as: M. Di Mattia, T, Moschoupulos, G. Cazzola, S. Castellitto, A.Steiner, E.Stinchelli, A.Paloscia, FM Dechamps. Some composers of our time: N.Bogorelich, G.Vainio, A.Viana, have dedicated lyric and symphonic works to him.