Conductor and violinist Riccardo Minasi has quickly become one of the most exciting talents to emerge on the European music scene in recent years.
Alongside his position as chief conductor of the Mozarteum Orchestra in Salzburg, his recent and forthcoming symphonic debuts include the Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Staatskapelle Dresden, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the German Symphony and Konzerthaus Orchestras in Berlin, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. He also continues to collaborate with the NDR Radio Philharmonic in Hanover, Ensemble Resonanz and La Scintilla.
Operatic highlights include Les Pêcheurs de perles at the Salzburg Festival, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Don Giovanni and Orlando Paladino at the Zurich Opera, Alcina and Le nozze di Figaro at the Hamburg State Opera, his debut at the Dutch National Opera conducting Rodelinda, followed by a recent production of Le nozze di Figaro, and Carmen in Lyon.
His concert appearances this season include Beethoven with the NDR Radio Philharmonic, Haydn and Mozart with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, a Mozart gala with Golda Schultz and the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome and Haydn and Beethoven with Igor Levit and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Forthcoming projects include Agrippina at the Hamburg State Opera and Così fan tutte at Glyndebourne.
Riccardo Minasi has recorded with the world’s leading artists, including Joyce DiDonato, Ann Hallenberg and Philippe Jaroussky. He performed on four Echo Klassik Award-winning albums in 2016. Most recently, his recordings of C. P. E. Bach’s cello concertos with Jean-Guihen Queyras and Haydn’s Die sieben letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuze on harmonia mundi, both with Ensemble Resonanz, were awarded the Diapason d’Or de l’Année in 2018 and 2019.
He has acted as a historical advisor for the Montréal Symphony Orchestra and, with Maurizio Biondi, curated and edited the 2016 Bärenreiter critical edition of Bellini’s Norma.
As a soloist and concertmaster, Riccardo Minasi has performed with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Accademia Bizantina, Il Giardino Armonico, Le Concert des Nations, Al Ayre Español, the Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid, as well as collaborating with musicians such as Veronika Eberle, Bryn Terfel, Franco Fagioli, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Viktoria Mullova, Reinhard Goebel, Luca Pianca, Christophe Coin and Albrecht Mayer.