Sesto Quatrini to conduct first season at bare opera

Bare Opera would like to make a BIG BARE OPERA SHOUT OUT to Sesto Quatrini, conductor-composer-extraordinaire, who will be conducting our Spring 2015 productions. We couldn’t be more excited to have him on board. Welcome, Maestro Quatrini!

Born in Rome in 1984, Sesto Quatrini has an extensive and impressive range of experience for such a young composer and conductor. Already he has set himself apart with his compositions, commitment to furthering classical and contemporary music and breadth of talent.  

His music has been described having “a slightly naïve theatricality and a marked expressive descriptivism that could place him among important composers of the first part of the 20th century.” (F. Luzetti, RCF). Several of his works have achieved impressive recognition and exposure in the classical community: Concerto per violino e orchestra op.24 (Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome), his opera Il Filosofo op.47 (Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome), Ludus in nomine Johannis Sebastiani op.40 (Piccola Orchestra ‘900), Trio (Auditorium Goethe Institut of Rome), Tristes erant apostoli... op.1 (I Solisti Aquilani), Sinfonietta op.21 (Orchestra “Città Aperta”), Controcanto op.35 (featured on the official CD along with chamber music of Elliott Carter), Sonata per pf a 4 mani (Cantiere musica), Three music suggestions (Verona, Trento, Riva del Garda, Brescia), and Miniature Concertanti op.57 (Auditorium E. Morricone, Rome).

In addition to his extensive composition portfolio, he is also an accomplished conductor. Under his baton, he has lead the Orchestra dei “Pomeriggi Musicali” of Milan, Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese, Orchestra Città Aperta, Orchestra G.VERDI of Milan, Camerata barocca "C. Monteverdi", Ensemble Sinfonica di fiati del Conservatorio of L’Aquila, Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, ARTeM Orchestra, Gwinnett Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Tempi Moderni,Les Voix Concertantes. Maestro Quatrini was chief conductor of the orchestra “Piccola Orchestra Bramante” in Rome from 2009 to 2011.

In September 2014 Maestro Quatrini debuted La Traviata at the Theatre Athenée in Paris. In 2013, he was selected to work with Maestro Fabio Luisi of the Metropolitan Opera at an Opera Workshop in Praslin, France. There, he directed "Cosí fan tutte" and "Don Giovanni”. That same year he won the “ICWC- International Conducting Workshop and Competition” in Georgia (U.S.A.), the 3rd prize in the "Solon Michaelides" International Competition for Young Conductors in Nicosia (Cyprus) - debuting with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra where he will return next season - and was also awarded the Petrolini Prize, recognizing achievements in the arts.

Maestro Quatrini is principal conductor of the Filarmonica Centro d’Italia and of the Orchestre Les Voix Concertantes de Paris. He will be joining New York City's newest opera company, Bare Opera, to conduct Ravel’s L’enfant et les Sortilèges and Debussy’s L’enfant prodigue.

Posted on December 18, 2014 .