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Conductor and composer, Damiana Natali has distinguished herself on the international scene for her talent and originality.

"Damiana Natali combines professionalism, technique and passion, rigor and femininity" (La Stampa) • "A talent born for conducting" (Corriere della Sera)

Damian Natali since she was a child she has nurtured the dream of conducting and composing music, starting piano study at the age of five and making her debut on the podium at the age of fifteen, conducting both well-known masterpieces and her own compositions.

Damiana continued her musical training in the prestigious "Giuseppe Verdi" Conservatories of Turin and Milan. After graduating in piano, he dedicated his commitment and passion to the study of traditional composition, as well as to choir and orchestra conducting, perfecting himself at the Fiesole Music School and at the Pescara Academy of Higher Improvement. Fundamental in his preparation was the activity in the theaters, where he had the opportunity to learn alongside illustrious conductors such as Wolfgang Sawallisch, Georges Prêtre, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Riccardo Muti, Donato Renzetti and Antonio Pappano, following the latter both at the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome and at the Royal Opera House in London.

Alongside her musical training, Damiana completed her classical studies integrating them with literature, art and especially with dance. He attended courses at the Accademia della Scala, where he had the opportunity to interact with dancers and set designers in the orchestral direction of the ballet repertoire.

In 2003 she made her debut as conductor and composer at the Teatro Donizetti in Bergamo, achieving great success with her opera "The Beggar King”, performed in front of a large audience composed mainly of young people. Since then she has continued her career as conductor, alternating it with that of composer, arousing the interest of the public, institutions and media.

Damiana Natali has worked in prestigious offices in Italy, in Rome, Assisi, Naples, Palermo, Milan, Como, Lecco and Bergamo, but also abroad, in Switzerland, France, Austria, Germany, Denmark, the United Arab Emirates and India. He has directed and collaborated with important orchestras, including the Rai Orchestra of Turin, the Giuseppe Verdi Symphony Orchestra in Milan, the Italian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra di Padova and the Veneto, the Regional Orchestra Filamonia Veneto, the Symphony Orchestra of the Coccia Theater of Novara, the Stable Orchestra of Bergamo, the Milan Classica Orchestra, the Orchestra of Milan, The Italian Archi Orchestra, the Venetian soloists, the Piedmont Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Classical Orchestra of Alessandria, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Genoa, the Mediterranean Symphony Orchestra, the Sicilian Symphony Orchestra, the Abruzzese Symphony Orchestra, the Baroque Monteverdi orchestra orchestra of the Santa Cecilia Conservatory of Rome, just to cytarne.

Damiana's repertoire includes a large number of symphonic and symphonic-choral masterpieces as well as concerts for piano and orchestra: she has conducted masterpieces by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Brahms, Dvořák, Rachmaninov, Debussy, Čajkovskij, Mahler, Bruckner, Respighi and many others, and her competence also manifests itself in the direction of soloists and singers.

His compositions have been broadcast by the national television networks Rai and Mediaset, as well as worldwide. His music was chosen to represent the Adkins Chiti International Foundation from over 120 compositions submitted from numerous overseas countries. In 2022, his television theme song opened the 52nd World Earth Day in Rome and was broadcast on Rai Play in 143 countries around the world. Recently, he has dedicated new compositions to Bergamo and Brescia, which were the European Capitals of Culture in 2022-2023.

Damiana Natali's music is available on all major digital platforms, including Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, Tidal, QQ Music, and many more.

She has received numerous awards and recognitions, among which the Composition Award of the International Federation of Business and Professional Women in 2000 and the prestigious international Venere d'Argento Award in 2010, which was also awarded to personalities such as Rita Levi Montalcini, Noà and Nicola Piovani.

Damiana Natali is also the only conductor to have founded an orchestra: in 2008 she created the Ars Armonica APS Orchestra, which combines the beauty of music with its ethics, creating thousands of hours of music and hundreds of events, supporting charitable and socially useful projects. He has created events dedicated to the diffusion of classical music and opera, such as the Galà Ouverture with the dancers of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.

Damiana combines her activity as conductor and composer with teaching: she is a professor at the Verdi Conservatory in Milan and now at the Nicolini Conservatory in Piacenza; it is also involved in Open Rehearsal projects for both adults and children.

Damiana Natali is also the artistic director of the three festivals Villages, Palaces is Castles in Music in Lombardy, FILO – Lake Orta International Festival in Piedmont and Music under the stars in Veneto.

In addition to her music career, Damiana is an ambassador for causes aimed at protecting human rights, such as Woman of Change and the International Labor Organization (ILO), the United Nations specialized agency for equality and education and respect for human values. Attentive to environmental issues, she is committed to raising awareness and safeguarding the planet's natural and water resources.

But Damiana Natali is also a female icon, testimonial of international brands of Italian excellence, including Ferrari Auto and Casa Berlucchi. He is a guest of festivals and television broadcasts on national channels and online portals, as well as featured in renowned and authoritative magazines. Her career has been praised by critics, with Corriere della Sera calling her "a talent born for orchestra conducting" and La Stampa underlining how she combines professionalism, technique and passion, rigor and femininity.
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