Opera Bałtycka

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Massimiliano Caldi

Massimiliano Caldi

music director

Massimiliano Caldi (Milano, 1967) graduated in piano, composition and orchestra conducting, with a big international experience in the fields of symphonic music, opera, operetta and ballet, an attention on contemporary music and on the revival of the 19th century opera, stands out for his high professional preparation and for his bright and linear directorial style.

Winner of the first prize at Grzegorz Fitelberg’s International Conductor Competition (1999), Caldi is Principal Conductor of the Subcarpathian Philharmonic of Rzeszów and First Guest Conductor of the Polish Baltic Philharmonic of Gdańsk. He had been teacher of the Florence Conducting Masterclass (2015-2017), Principal Conductor and Artistic Consultant of Koszalin Philharmonic (2014-2017), Artistic Director of Silesian Chamber Orchestra (Katowice, 2006-2010) and Principal Conductor of Milano Classica Chamber Orchestra (1998-2009). 

In the last ten years he took tournées in Israel, Oman, U.S.A., Chile, Brasil, Germany, Austria, Russia and Turkey at the head of ensemble such as the Academy Teatro alla Scala Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of Santiago de Chile, the Berliner Konzerthaus Kammerorchester, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and the Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra.

In Poland he had been invited by International Festivals and he appears regularly on the podium of the most important Philharmonic and symphonic orchestras like, for example, Sinfonia Varsovia, Warsaw Polish Radio Symphonic Orchestra and Sinfonietta Cracovia (sometimes in the double role of pianist and music conductor).

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).

Massimiliano Caldi, the only Italian, won the Gazzetta Italia Prize – 2018 edition for having distinguished in the promotion of Italian music in Poland and the Polish one in Italy.