"Sesto Quatrini, a brilliant young conductor we will be sure to hear again of him soon" (Girardi- Corriere della Sera)
Born in Rome in 1984, Sesto Quatrini is one of the most talented conductors of his generation and 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.
In the season 2015-2016 he has been cover conductor in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut and in Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux at the NYC Metropolitan Opera House, where he worked with a worldclass cast (Roberto Alagna, Elina Garanca, Kristine Opolais, Matthew Polenzani, Sondra Radvanovsky).
His debut at the Festival della Valle d'Itria, Martina Franca, with Verdi's Un Giorno di Regno was a stunning success. His performance was highly acclaimed by both the audience and the critic, who praised his "imperious and dominating figure, which produced an outstanding, really beautiful and memorable performance".
In the summer 2015 and 2016 Sesto Quatrini has been assistant and cover conductor for Maestro Luisi at the 41st and 42nd Festival della Valle d'Itria respectively in the Mayr’s opera Medea in Corinto, in Mozart’s Così fan tutte and in Mercadante’s Francesca da Rimini. Furthermore Mr. Quatrini conducted a new production of Rossini’s La Cambiale di Matrimonio with Bare Opera in NYC, four concerts in the Baltic Tour of Kristine Opolais and a gala concert at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow.
In October 2015 he debuted Verdi’s Rigoletto at Théâtre de la Port Saint-Martin in Paris and in November he debuted the Granados’ Spanish opera Goyescas in NYC.
In September 2014, he debuted La Traviata at the Theatre de l'Athenée in Paris; in April 2015 he conducted La Traviata in a new production of the Teatro Vespasiano of Rieti and in May 2015 he debuted the Ravel’s opera L'Enfant et les Sortileges and the Debussy’s cantata L'Enfant Prodigue in New York City with Bare Opera, which appointed him as its new Principal Conductor.
Under his baton, he has lead the Orchestra “I Pomeriggi Musicali” of Milan, Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese, Orchestra Verdi of Milan, Philarmonic Orchestra of Russia, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Orchestra, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica Centro d’Italia, Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra ICO della Magna Grecia, Camerata "C. Monteverdi", Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia.
He was awarded, in 2013, of 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 returned invited by the orchestra for a tour to the island during the season 2014-15 - and was also awarded the Petrolini Prize, recognizing achievements in the arts.
Among his future engagements: two more performances of Bellini’s I Capuleti e I Montecchi at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet, Figaro&Figaro (new production about a particular dramaturgy of Le Nozze di Figaro and Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia) with Bare Opera in NYC, La Traviata in Paris at the Theatre de Varietées; the prestigious debuts at the Arena di Verona with a symphonic production and Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice with Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’amore, in Piacenza and Modena with Massenet’s Werther, in Japan with Mercadante’s Francesca da Rimini, in Martina Franca with Vaccaj’s belcanto masterpiece Giulietta e Romeo; Maestro Quatrini will conduct several symphonic productions as well, among others: the debuts with the Orchestra Sinfonica Toscanini, Orchestre de l’Opéra de Saint-Etienne,Slovenian RTV Symphony Orchestra, Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana; his returns to the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese and others.
Maestro Quatrini is acting as Principal Guest Conductor of the Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese, as Musical Director of the lyric company and orchestra Les Voix Concertantes de Paris, as Bare Opera’s Principal Conductor.
As a composer, several of his works have achieved impressive recognition and exposure in the classical community: Concerto per violino e orchestra (Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome), his pocket-opera Il Filosofo (Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome), Ludus in nomine Johannis Sebastiani (Piccola Orchestra ‘900), Trio (Auditorium Goethe Institut of Rome), Tristes erant apostoli... (I Solisti Aquilani), Sinfonietta op.21 (Orchestra “Città Aperta”), Controcanto (featured on the official CD along with chamber music of Elliott Carter), Sonata per pianoforte a 4 mani (Cantiere musica), Three music suggestions (Verona, Trento, Riva del Garda, Brescia), and Miniature Concertanti (Auditorium E. Morricone, Rome).
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