Giampaolo Maria Bisanti
Born in Milan, the outstanding young Italian conductor Giampaolo Maria Bisanti studied clarinet, piano, composing and conducting at the Music Conservatory “G.Verdi” in Milan, followed by the “Accademia Musicale Internazionale” in Pescara as well as some important master classes with Maestro Donato Renzetti in Milan and Benjamin Zander in Boston.
He was awarded the Second Prize (1st not awarded) at the “Dimitris Mitropoulos International Competition for Conducting” in Athens, the First Prize at the “Franco Capuana International Competition” in Spoleto and the 5th Prize and Special Prize of the Jury at the “J. Ferencsik Competition” in Budapest.
After training under the supervision of the grand russian Maestro Juri Ahronovitch at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena and obtaining the Diploma of Honour, he began his international career at a very young age conducting in most of the major italian opera houses and concert halls, appearing with many eminent instrumentalists, worldwide known singers and directors. His international appearances include prestigious venues in the USA, Switzerland, Israel, Japan, Greece, South America, Germany and Hungary and several orchestras as:
Basel Sinfonie Orchester, Kyoto Festival Symphony Orchestra, Sofia Orchestra, Sanremo Symphony Orchestra, Budapest-Radio TV and Matav Orchestra, Danubia Symphony Orchestra, Athens Orchestra of Colours, Concerto Boswil, Orchestra “I Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano”, Orchestra Milano Classica, Orchestra Sinfonica di Ferrara, Orchestra Teatro Lirico di Spoleto, Orchestra Filarmonia Veneta “G.F. Malipiero”, Orchestra “G. Cantelli” di Milano, I Solisti del Teatro Alla Scala, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano “G.Verdi”, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra Fondazione Toscanini, Orchestra del Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, Orchestra del Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Orchestra Tito Schipa di Lecce, Orchestra del Teatro Verdi di Salerno, Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana, Haydn Orchester Bozen, Orchestra Regionale Toscana (ORT), Orchestra Sinfonica del Friuli Venezia Giulia, Israel Philarmonic Orchestra, Symphony Silicon Valley, Monterey Symphony, Orchestra di Roma e del Lazio, Staatstheater Kassel Orchester.
In 2007 the great debut with the Israel Philarmonic Orchestra and La Bohème in Tel Aviv. Invited by Zubin Metha, his performances were a great success with repeated ovations of the audience as well as extraordinary reviews of the the Israeli Press.
Other noteworthy engagements abroad took place in the USA leading the Monterey Symphony Orchestra and the Symphony Silicon Valley in California.The American critics announced: “Bisanti shines in US debut. America, good news! An exciting new conductor has just set foot on our continent”.
His discography includes a CD with the Soloists of the Teatro Alla Scala (Stravinskij) and a DVD of Gluck's Orphée and Euridice recorded in Bologna and issued in 2010 by Bel Air Classiques label.