“When the conductor stops moving his hands when the orchestra accompanies the singers, it’s because he worked absolutely well during the rehearsals.”
(Angelo Foletto, La Repubblica)

The Italian conductor Giuseppe Montesano recently attracted attention for his debut in Theater Basel (Switzerland) with La Boheme e Le Nozze di Figaro and for his live recording of the lost opera Spontini’s „Le Metamorfosi di Pasquale“ (Dynamic/Naxos 2019).

In the last few years he was regular guest of the Orchestra Toscanini di Parma, Theater Basel, Teatro Pergolesi di Jesi and recent engagements include Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli, Wexford Opera Festival and Festival della Valle d´Itria (Fabio Luisi, artistic director).

Music Director of the Opera Studio of the Conservatorio di Milano in 2019, Giuseppe Montesano is gaining also an international reputation both as conducting teacher and vocal coach. Since the summer 2018 he is faculty member in the opera and conducting departments of the Vienna Summer Music Festival.

Born in Turin (Italy) studied piano, composition and choir conducting at his home town conservatory and orchestra conducting in Vienna and in Milano.

After his degree he became assistant conductor of Philippe Jordan at the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and assistant of Walter Kobera at the Neue Oper Wien, the Viennese company of contemporary music.

Giuseppe Montesano won several prizes in national and international festivals and competitions both in choral and in orchestra conducting and has been scholarship holder of the prestigious foundation „Associazione per la Musica De Sono”.

Been always an eclectic person Giuseppe Montesano  is finishing his degree in General Management (MBA) and a training course in business coaching.

Giuseppe Montesano Portrait