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Claudio Scimone

  • Conductor

Biography

At the Arena di Verona Claudio Scimone conducted Antonio Salieri’s LES DANAÏDES staged by Pierluigi Pizzi and many summer performances of Rossini’s IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA with Cecilia Gasdia, Leo Nucci, Ruggero Raimondi, Ramon Vargas and Enzo Dara. He founded the ensemble “I solisti Veneti” in 1959 in Padua, his hometown, and led them in concerts in more than 50 Countries and in the major festivals, growing to be one of the most prestigious and celebrated ensemble in the world.
Maestro Scimone is a regular guest for the most important television networks, and he has participated in the production of some of the world’s most significant movies and TV music programs such as “Vivaldi, the music painter” by Francois Reichenback and “Jesus’ last seven words” with music by F.J. Haydn, filmed inside Giotto Scrovegni’s Chapel and directed by Ermanno Olmi. Author of "Segno, Significato, Interpretazione" (Padua 1970), he is a musicologist of international fame.
His revision of the first modern edition of Tartini's works has largely contributed to the re-discovery of this forgotten Paduan composer and philosopher.
Among the many awards that he has received for his musical achievements are the Prix Mondial du Disque de Montreux, the famous Grammy Award in Los Angeles, the Caecilia Award of the Union de la Presse Musicale Belge and the Premio della Critica Discografica Italiana. In addition, he has often received the Grand Prix du Disque de l'Academie Charles Cros and the Grand prix de l'Academie du Disque Lyrique. He has also been honoured with the Elisabeth Memorial Medal in London and with the Gold Medal for the recognition and distinction of the contribution of both art and culture by the Italian Republic.