Riccardo Bisatti - Direttore - W Print

Riccardo Bisatti (Novara, 2000), pianist and conductor, graduated in piano with top marks and cum laude from the Conservatorio “G. Cantelli” in Novara with Alessandro Commellato and Renato Principe, also specializing in fortepiano and harpsichord. He furthers his conducting studies at the Conservatorio “G. Verdi” in Milan under the guidance of Daniele Agiman, after having studied with Matteo Beltrami in Novara.

He has participated in numerous prestigious masterclasses, both in piano and conducting, held by Fabio Luisi, Maria Grazia Bellocchio, Alexei Lubimov, Daniele Agiman, Jeffrey Swann, Roberto Prosseda, Maurizio Baglini, Pietro De Maria, Emilia Fadini, Marc Bouchkov. He also received a scholarship from the International Academy of Music in Liechtenstein. Selected by Divertimento Ensemble, he had the occasion to work with composers Luca Mosca, Marco Di Bari, Stefano Gervasoni and Alessandro Solbiati. He is a member of Ulysses Network, a European circuit for the dissemination of contemporary music.

Riccardo has taken part in numerous international competitions, winning several prizes: Prize of excellence at the VII Concours international de piano junior in Orléans, the Serbian National Theatre - Novi Sad Prize at the IX International Competition for Opera Conductors “Luigi Mancinelli” and the First Prize (Conducting Section) of the Italian “Prize of the Arts”.

He has performed and conducted for important festivals and associations, including: Lille Piano Festival, Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Milano Classica, Piano City Milano (Museo del Teatro alla Scala), Fazioli Milan, Accademia Filarmonica Romana, Festival Brin d’herbe Orléans, Istituto italiano di cultura di Oslo, Società dei concerti di Milano, Bologna Modern. His passion for chamber music has led him to play with important soloists of the Berliner Philarmoniker, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Bayerisches Staatsorchester and the Staatskapelle Berlin. He founded the “Goldberg Piano Trio” with Anna Molinari (violin) and Lucia Molinari (cello) and the “Ensemble Iri da Iri”, with the aim of researching and performing the larger chamber music repertoire with a particular focus on the Italian 20th century.

At 18, Riccardo made his conducting debut with Pergolesi’s La serva padrona. He subsequently conducted Mozart’s Bastien und Bastienne, Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Verdi’s La Traviata (Teatro Coccia Novara), P. Viardot’s Cendrillon (Teatro dell’Opera Giocosa Savona), A. Mannucci’s Kiki de Montparnasse (first Italian performance at the Novara Conservatoire). In 2021 he conducted Giovanni Sollima’s Acquaprofonda in an AsLiCo production which toured many cities (Como, Cremona, Reggio Emilia, Lugano, Milan, Messina), winning the 2022 Abbiati Prize “Filippo Siebaneck”. In 2022, he conducted Schoenberg’s Pierrot lunaire in Novara and Milan and a production of Rossini’s La Cenerentola for AsLiCo OperaDomani in Como, Modena, Fermo, Ascoli Piceno and Fano.

In autumn 2022 he made a sensational debut on the podium of I Pomeriggi Musicali Orchestra conducting the Don Giovanni production by Mario Martone for OperaLombardia (Como, Pavia, Brescia and Cremona), a triumph which has led critics to speak of him as one of the best conducting discoveries of recent years. Subsequently he has been invited to hold a position of conductor in residence at the Teatro Regio in Turin, where he is in charge of the musical guidance of the young artist ensemble and conducts rehearsals and performances of Il Barbiere di Siviglia and La fille du regiment. As part of this engagement, he is also entrusted with the musical direction of the new productions of Adès’ Powder her face and Mozart’s Bastien und Bastienne.

Upcoming conducting engagements include: concerts with the Orchestra Sinfonica G. Rossini in Pesaro, Fano and Urbino; with the ORT-Orchestra della Toscana in Lucca; at the MiTo Festival with the Orchestra of the Milan and Turin Conservatoires; at the Settimane Mozartiane di Rovereto with the Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento; with I Pomeriggi Musicali in Milan.

March 2023

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