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Gianluigi Gelmetti

  • Composer
  • Conductor


Gianluigi Gelmetti has served as principal conductor of many of leading orchestras including the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (1989-1998) and of the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra (1990-1992). Gelmetti became chief conductor of the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma in 2001. A pioner of the modern music, Gianluigi Gelmetti premiered Hans Werner Henze's Seventh Symphony with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in 1984. Other world premiers include Lorenzo Ferrero's opera Marilyn at the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma in 1980, and Sergio Rendine's Hermes 594 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra in 1987.

Gianluigi Gelmetti made his debut with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in 1994. Gianluigi Gelmetti  became chief conductor and artistic director of the orchestra in 2004. Gianluigi Gelmetti has been a frequent  participant in conducting courses and master classes for young Australian conductors. In 2008, Gianluigi Gelmetti became the orchestra's guest conductor.

Gianluigi Gelmetti  is a prolific composer. His most known compositions include Algos (for orchestra), Prasanta Atma (in memory of Sergiu Celibidache), Cantata della vita, and In Paradisum Deducant Te Angeli. In addition, he has taught at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana of Siena since 1997.