Umberto Finazzi


Umberto Finazzi - direzione Musicale

Opera Studio

Dates of the masterclass

18th June - 25th July

He was born in Bergamo (Italy) and obtained the piano diploma with the highest notes at the Conservatorio G. Verdi in Milan. He completed his solo repertoire with the Russian teacher K. Bogino and studied conducting with J. Kalmar. He has collaborated with the most important Italian theatres, both as pianist and as orchestra and choir conductor.

Since 1978 he has been playing several concerts in Italy, France, Germany, England, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Austria, Holland, South Africa, Korea, China, Taiwan and United States, as soloist and in different chamber groups: duo, trio, quartet and quintet with strings and winds, with singers, in opera and lied repertoire and also as orchestra and choir conductor, collaborating with artists such as Renata Scotto, Magda Olivero, Luis Alva, Luciana Serra, Denia Mazzola, Andrea Bocelli, Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Donato Renzetti, Bruno Giuranna, Dino Asciolla, Pavel Vernikov, Mario Brunello, Joseph Alessi, Antony Pay, Alain Meunier.

He is teacher for the vocal repertoire at the Teatro alla Scala Academy of Lyric Opera (www.accademialascala.org), and at present he holds the courses for Theatre Performance and Repertoire“ and Techniques for Conducting and Orchestration for pianists at the Conservatorio G. Verdi in Milan.

He teaches at masterclasses about Italian opera in Italy and abroad and he collaborates with K. Bogino at the masterclasses for piano in Bergamo.

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