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Luciano Acocella studied at the Conservatorio S. Cecilia in Rome and at the Royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen, specializing at the Accademia Chigiana, the Accademia di Santa Cecilia and at the Kirill Kondrašin Masterclass in Hilversum (NL).
In 1996, he was awarded at the “Prokof’ev” and “Mitropoulos” Competitions, starting an intense career, including conducting the Orchestre Nationale de France, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Montecarlo and de Marseille, the Orchestre du Capitol de Toulouse, St. Petersburg and Moscow Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic, Danish Radio Symphony and the Orquestra Sinfonica de la Coruna, Orchestra della Fenice and the Orchestra da Camera di Padova e del Veneto, the ORT and Orchestra Toscanini, among others.
In 2000, he made his operatic debut in Copenhagen with Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, reaching a repertoire of more than 50 operas, in addition to symphonic repertoire. He has been a guest at the Martina Franca Festival and the Rossini in Wildbad Festival, where he recorded numerous CDs. From 2011 to 2014, he was the Music Director of the Opera de Rouen Normandie. For more than 10 years he has been collaborating with France 3 TV at the Ancient Theatre of Orange. He holds the chair of Orchestral Conducting at the Conservatorio G. B. Martini in Bologna.
He has been teaching at the Accademia Chigiana since 2016.
Orchestral Conducting