Massimiliano Caldi Italy← Back to list
Massimiliano Caldi (Milano 1967), graduated in piano, composition and orchestra conducting has a big international experience in the felds of symphonic music, opera, operetta and ballet as well as an attention on contemporary music and on the revival of the 19th century opera. He stands out for his high professional preparation and for his bright and linear directorial style.
Over the past few months, Maestro Caldi toured in Italy with the "Roma Tre Orchestra" and with the Filarmonica Marchigiana, he conducted the Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, Orchestra Sinfonica di Bari; abroad he has been in Dubai and in Turkey with the Izmir State Symphony Orchestra, as well as having continued his consolidated activity as an orchestra conductor in Poland.
In Poland, in March 2023 he will perform a new opera production by the Opera i Filharmonia Podlaska from Białystok including "Via Crucis" by Paweł Łukaszewki and "Cavalleria Rusticana" by Pietro Mascagni, directed by Michał Znaniecki.
Among the commitments of the last three seasons, the debut of Don Bucefalo (A. Cagnoni) at the Baltic Opera in Gdańsk, the recorded concert at the Teatro alla Scala with I Virtuosi del Teatro alla Scala, the Polish première of the cello concert of Castelnuovo-Tedesco with Silvia Chiesa, the symphonic concert at “La Fenice” (Venice) with the Orchestra of the Theatre and the students of the Music Conservatory of Venice, Quo Vadis (F. Nowowiejski) with the Opera i Filharmonia Podlaska of Bialystok.
Winner of the frst prize at “G. Fitelberg” International Competition (1999), Caldi has been the Principal Conductor of the "A. Malawski" Precarpathian Philharmonic of Rzeszów from 2017 to 2022.
Moreover, he has been President of the Jury of the International Piano Competition Massarosa - IX and X edition (2018 and 2019), teacher of the Florence Conducting Masterclass (2015-2017), Principal Conductor and Artistic Consultant of "St. Moniuszko" Koszalin Philharmonic (2014-2017), Artistic Director of Silesian Chamber Orchestra (Katowice, 2006-2010) and Principal Conductor of "Milano Classica" Chamber Orchestra (1998-2009).
I n Italy he has collaborated with Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro Regio di Torino, Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Teatro Filarmonico di Verona, as well as with the most important orchestras including Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai di Torino, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, Orchestra Sinfonica della Città Metropolitana di Bari, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, Orchestra della Fondazione "Arturo Toscanini" di Parma, Filarmonica Marchigiana, Orchestra Sinfonica Giovanile del Piemonte, Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo, Orchestra Regionale di Roma e del Lazio, Orchestra Filarmonica di Torino, Orchestra della "Istituzione Sinfonica Abruzzese", Orchestra "Filarmonia Veneta" and Orchestra del Friuli Venezia Giulia.
I n Poland he regularly performes in the most important Philharmonic, in some opera houses (Teatro Grande in Poznań and Opera Baltica in Gdansk) and in the main Polish festivals. He also performed with the "Sinfonia Varsovia", with the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the "Sinfonia Iuventus" Orchestra of Warsaw, the Youth Orchestra of the Beethoven Academy of Krakow, the National Symphony Orchestra of the Polish Radio of Katowice, the "K. Szymanowski" Philharmonic Orchestra from Krakow, the "A. Rubinstein" Philharmonic Orchestra from Lodz and the "M. Karlowicz" Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra from Szczecin.
Massimiliano Caldi is the only Italian who won the Gazzetta Italia Prize - 2018 edition for having distinguished himself in the promotion of Italian music in Poland and the Polish one in Italy.
In Europe he has also performed in the halls of Vienna (Musikverein), Linz (Brucknerhaus), Amsterdam, Baden-Baden, Bonn, Frankfurt, Mannheim and Szeged.
In Israel he conducted the Israel Sinfonietta Beer Sheva, in Brazil the Santo Andrè Symphony Orchestra, in Chile the Chilean Symphony Orchestra and from 2016 to 2020 he was regularly invited by the St. Petersburg Philharmonic to the legendary Great Hall.
Since 1991 Caldi has conducted, among other works, Gluck's "Orphee et Euridice", La Bohème by Puccini, Salomè by Strauss, Nabucco, Rigoletto, La Traviata and Il Trovatore by Verdi, Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte and Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart, Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni, The Barber of Seville by Rossini, Norma by Bellini, I Due timidi and The night of a neurasthenic by N. Rota.
As part of the less usual or completely forgotten Italian nineteenth-century repertoire, Caldi conducted Ferdinando Ranuzzi's Il Macco (Bologna, Teatro Guardassoni, 2006), Don Bucefalo (modern première and Polish première) and Antonio Cagnoni's Re Lear (world première, Festival della Valle d'Itria 2008 and 2009). During the 2011 edition of the Polish Music Festival in Krakow he also conducted the frst performance in modern times (in concert form) of Pierre De Medicis by Jozef Poniatowski staged in the second half of the 19th century, among other things, in Paris, Milan and Madrid and, subsequently, never performed in its entirety again.
His attention is also directed to contemporary opera, over the years he has in fact conducted the frst performances of Peter Uncino di Tutino, Nevebianca by Betta and La zingara guerriera by Nicolini.
Caldi has recorded for Acte Préalable, the CD Raul Koczalski - Piano concertos (January 2018) and for Sony Classical, the CD Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Gian Francesco Malipiero, Riccardo Malipiero Cello concertos (April 2018).
In January 2021, Maestro Caldi discussed - obtaining full marks - his PhD thesis entitled "Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni: fdelity to the text or performance tradition?" At the Musical University "F. Chopin" in Warsaw, on which he has worked in the previous 3 years, consulting among other things some manuscripts at the "S. Cecilia" Conservatory in Rome and at the Stanford University Music Library in California.
The experience as principal teacher of the Florence Conducting Masterclass, which ended in 2017, started again more recently in 2022 at the "B. Marcello" Conservatory in Venice, until last July. Teaching is an activity that Maestro Caldi is very passionate about
and the great harmony with the students of the Venetian Conservatory was evident in the fnal concert of the school year which took place at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice in May 2022