Riccardo made his debut in 2012 as a conductor in St Petersburg (Russia) with the State Hermitage Orchestra and he conducted the London Classical Soloists, the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and Malta Youth Orchestra, the Kammerphilharmonie Graubunden, the FVG Orchestra, the Mihail Jora State Symphony Orchestra the “Virtuosi Brnensi”, the Hans Swarowsky Orchestra and the Nuova Cameristica di Milano Symphonic Orchestra.
He is currently Musical Director of OSM (Orchestra Sacro Monte di Varese) and he is employed at the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra as Intern Conductor and Conductor in Residence at the Malta Youth Orchestra for 2016-2017.
He recently worked at the Rossini Opera Festival in Bad Wildbad (Germany) as Maestro di palcoscenico (stage assistant) for William Tell by G. Rossini and as Assistant Conductor for Le Chalet by A.M. Adam. During the production, Riccardo took care of the orchestration for band, choir and orchestra of “Hymne à Napoléon III” by G. Rossini. The live performance was conducted by Federico Longo.
In 2014 Riccardo made the critical edition of Tebaldo e Isolina di Francesco Morlacchi for the first modern performance, with maestro Antonino Fogliani as conductor in the Rossini Opera Festival in Wildbad. Riccardo leads the choir of the Jardin Musical Music School in Lugano. Furthermore, he currently works as a conductor of several vocal and instrumental groups and he is Kappelmeister at the S. Massimiliano Kolbe’s Church in Varese (Italy), where he works alongside Organ Master Andrea Gottardello.
Particularly relevant, was the setup of The Seven Last Words of our Saviour on the Cross by F.J. Haydn with the participation of very prestigious musicians of the Teatro alla Scala di Milano and member of the Quartetto d’Archi di Milano. Riccardo performed the Italian premiere of John Stanley’s complete sonatas for organ and strings with Andrea Gottardello and Nicola Bisotti (Kammer Klavier duo).
During the same production, Riccardo conducted the first Italian performance of Stabat Mater by Carl Josef Rodewald for female choir, soloists and chamber orchestra.
He conducted the premiere of the Symphonic Poem “Una notte a Punta di Mezzo” by Andrea Gottardello, for double choir, soprano, organ, piano and orchestra with the participation of the pianist Roberto Plano on the occasion of the bicentenary of the foundation of the city of Varese.
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