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Bressan

"Refined conductor, with a technical certainty capable of putting any orchestra in line and with a true depth of interpreter" (Il Manifesto) "An execution magnified by the gesture of conductor Bressan. Lucidity, precision, guarded vigor, charisma of rare workmanship i traits of this species of 'Magus Musicae' (I Gazzettino)

He has conducted orchestras and ensembles of the highest prestige, and is a regular guest of the main concert societies and major festivals. Far from the stereotype of the globetrotting artist, he prefers Italy, but has also directed in various theaters and halls in Europe and South America.

Filippo Maria Bressan he is one of those secluded conductors far from the stereotype of the globetrotting artist but he is also one of the few Italian conductors to be invited to conduct orchestras and ensembles of the utmost prestige, such as the Orchestra and Chorus of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the RAI National Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro La Fenice in Venice. Regular guest of the main concert societies and major festivals of symphonic, ancient and contemporary music - such as the Accademia Chigiana of Siena, the Venice Biennale, MiTo Settembre Musica, the Sagra Musicale Umbra -, among his many experiences he has had the opportunity to work alongside musicians such as C. Abbado, L. Berio, F. Brüggen, MW Chung, CM Giulini, P. Maag, L. Maazel, M. Nyman, A. Pärt, G. Prêtre, M. Rostropovich, G. Sinopoli, J. Tate.
 
Indicated by Maestro Giulini as a conductor "of noble and elegant simplicity", eclectic, unconventional, sporty and anti-social media, he has chosen to follow his own passions rather than a forced career, selecting both the repertoire and the concert and music in general.
 
While preferring Italy, Filippo Maria Bressan has also conducted in various theaters and concert halls in Europe and South America, ranging thoughtfully from JS Bach's Overtures to L. Berio's Rendering, from Händel's Oratorios to various Mozart's Operas, Gluck, Rossini and some Verdi. First guest conductor at the Teatro Lirico in Cagliari, at the Teatr Wielki in Poznàn, permanent conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of Savona and Voxonus, he has conducted almost all the main Italian and some foreign orchestras, collaborating with many soloists such as R. Baborák, A. Ballista, P. Berman, R. Brautigam, R. Buchbinder, M. Campanella, B. Canino, A. Carbonare, G. Carmignola, G. Cassone, C. Colombara, R. Cominati, A. Dell'Oste, P. De Maria, B. De Simone, E. Dindo, M. Fröst, A. Lucchesini, B. Lupo, S. Mingardo, D. Nordio, M. Pletnev, G. Sollima and many others, and dedicated himself for many years – until it closed in 2009 – at the Athestis Chorus & Academia de li Musici, a professional ensemble of choir and orchestra with period instruments.
 
Student in Vienna of Karl Österreicher for orchestral conducting and Jurgen Jürgens for choral conducting and later his assistant, he specialized, among others, with JE Gardiner and F. Leitner. Scholar of musicology and performance practice, strong connoisseur of the Italian vocal tradition and the German symphonic school, with a constant passion for the choir and the symphonic-choral repertoire, he was the youngest choirmaster of the Accademia Nazionale di S.Cecilia of Rome (2000-2002) and has directed many other choral ensembles including the World Youth Choir (2005 and 2016), the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, the Estonian National Male Choir, the Coro Giovanile Italiano, the Coro FVG, The Choeur National des Jeunes and the choirs of various opera houses in operatic and lyric-symphonic productions.
 
Filippo Maria Bressan has been a member of the scientific committee of the Rossini Foundation in Pesaro, of the Artistic Commission of Feniarco and of ECA-Europa Cantat and has recorded for RAI and Argentine, Austrian, Belgian, Brazilian, Estonian, French, Dutch, Polish radio and television , German and many more. He has recorded for Amadeus, Chandos Records, Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, EMI, Virgin.
 
A triathlon athlete for many years, he is also dedicated to teaching, solidarity and the protection of trees.
 
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(Filippo Maria Bressan, photocredit Antonio Rametta, below Augusto Biagini)
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