Silvia Massarelli Conductor
Silvia Massarelli combines enthusiasm and dedication to music with an admirable rigor in concertation and a natural predisposition to share the joy of making music, creating an atmosphere of solar energy that characterizes each of her interpretations.
The particular affinity with the world of French music, the attention to the most creative expressions of contemporary music as well as to a non-obvious repertoire make Silvia Massarelli an unusual interpreter in the Italian musical panorama.
She has been the first woman conductor to win the "Grand Prix de direction d'orchester" at the International Competition of Besançon (President of the Jury Manuel Rosenthal).
Critics Award at the Prokofiev Competition in St. Petersburg and sole winner of the Robert Blot Competition in Paris, Silvia Massarelli studied piano, composition and orchestra conducting at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory of Music in Rome and then moved to Paris where she graduated with the highest of the unanimous votes of the jury at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique.
She has collaborated with conductors such as M. W. Chung Laurent Petit-Girard and Cyril Diederich, and with internationally renowned musicians such as Michel Dalberto, Martin Spandenberg, solo clarinet of the Muncher Philharmoniker, Claude Delangle and Jean-Yves Fourmeau, solo sax of the Berliner Philharmoniker.
As a pianist she won, among others, the First Prize (the only one awarded) at the J.S. Bach in Paris where she made his debut as a soloist with orchestra at the prestigious Salle Gaveau.
She has conducted world premieres of numerous composers including Jacqueline Fontyne, Edison Denisov, Lowell Liebermann, Eric Tanguy, Thierry Escaich, Lorenzo Palomo, Nicola Campogrande and participated in the Nordic Days Musical Festival in Rejkiavik.
She has been invited by prestigious orchestras including: New York Philharmonic, Wiener Kammer Orchester, Orchester du Capitol de Toulouse, Orchester des Concerts Lamourex, Orchester Symphonique de Mulhouse, Orchester Phylarmonique des Pays de la Loire, Orchester Symphonique et Lyrique de Nancy, Orchester Symphonique de Tours, Haendel Festspiele Orchester of Halle, Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic of Bialystok, Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, RAI National Symphony Orchestra.
She is regularly invited to conferences and congresses (a wonderful experience, among others, in Turin - Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation, Teatro Carignano, to share the objectives of the Company: Culture, Planet, People) and her career has appeared in the book "Donne come noi” published by Sperling & Kupfer which collects the testimonies of “100 Italian women who have done exceptional things”.
Overall winner of the national competition for exams and qualifications, she holds the chair of Orchestral Exercises, a discipline she has taught in various music conservatories including Santa Cecilia in Rome.
Since March 2020, Silvia Massarelli has been represented by Massa Konzertmanagement in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.