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Giovanni Antonini

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BORN IN MILAN, GIOVANNI ANTONINI STUDIED AT THE CIVICA SCUOLA DI MUSICA AND AT THE CENTRE DE MUSIQUE ANCIENNE IN GENEVA. HE IS A FOUNDER MEMBER OF THE BAROQUE ENSEMBLE ‘IL GIARDINO ARMONICO’, WHICH HE HAS LED SINCE 1989. WITH THIS ENSEMBLE HE HAS APPEARED AS CONDUCTOR AND SOLOIST ON THE RECORDER AND BAROQUE TRANSVERSE FLUTE IN EUROPE, UNITED STATES, CANADA, SOUTH AMERICA, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN AND MALAYSIA. HE HAS PERFORMED WITH MANY PRESTIGIOUS ARTISTS INCLUDING CECILIA BARTOLI, ISABELLE FAUST, VIKTORIA MULLOVA, GIULIANO CARMIGNOLA, GIOVANNI SOLLIMA, SOL GABETTA, KATIA AND MARIELLE LABÈQUE, KRISTIAN BEZUIDENHOUT. ANTONINI’S ACHIEVEMENTS HAVE LED HIM TO BE IN GREAT DEMAND AS A GUEST CONDUCTOR WITH MANY OF THE LEADING ORCHESTRAS. HE IS A REGULAR GUEST WITH THE BERLINER PHILHARMONIKER, CONCERTGEBOUWORKEST AMSTERDAM, TONHALLE ORCHESTER ZÜ RICH, MOZARTEUM ORCHESTER SALZBURG, ORQUESTA NACIONAL DE ESPAÑA, LEIPZIG GEWANDHAUSORCHESTER, KAMMERORCHESTER BASEL. HIS OPERA PRODUCTIONS HAVE INCLUDED MOZART’S LE NOZZE DI FIGARO AND HANDEL’S ALCINA AT TEATRO ALLA SCALA IN MILANO; IN THE 2013/14 SEASON HE CONDUCTED ALCINA AGAIN AT THE ZURICH OPERA. IN 2012 HE CONDUCTED HANDEL’S GIULIO CESARE WITH CECILIA BARTOLI AT THE FAMOUS SALZBURG FESTIVAL, WHERE HE CONDUCTED BELLINI’S NORMA IN 2013. IN 2015 HE RETURNED TO SALZBURG AND ZURICH TO CONDUCT NORMA, AND 2016 WILL SEE HIM IN ZURICH AGAIN FOR LE NOZZE DI FIGARO. SINCE SEPTEMBER 2013 HE HAS BEEN ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF THE WRATISLAVIA CANTANS FESTIVAL IN WROCŁAW (POLAND). GIOVANNI ANTONINI HAS RECORDED MANY HIGHLY ACCLAIMED CDS WITH IL GIARDINO ARMONICO. WITH THE KAMMERORCHESTER BASEL HE IS RECORDING THE COMPLETE BEETHOVEN SYMPHONIES. GIOVANNI ANTONINI IS ARTISTIC AND MUSICAL DIRECTOR OF THE PRESTIGIOUS PROJECT HAYDN2032.

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