ARTISTIC AND CULTURAL EDUCATION
Michele Nitti is one of the most young and talented italian conductors. Actually He is a member of the Chamber of Deputies of the Italian Parliament. He finished his studies of Orchestra Conducting at the age of 24 years, in the class of Daniele Agiman, in the Conservatory of Music “G. Verdi” in Milan. Later He became “assistant” of Agiman.
In 2005, after an inner competition, He has been appointed “best student of conducting” in the Conservatory of Milan. Then He has been chosen as conductor to rapresent the Conservatory of Music of Milan in the National Competition of Orchestra Conducting called by the Minisitry of Education, University and Research.
In the same year He took a BA in Literature and Philosophy at the University of Bari with the mark of 110/110 cum laude, with a thesis about “Gustav Mahler’s harmony conceptions”.
He undertook very young also the study of Composition by Roberto Andreoni, M. Della Sciucca and A. Marena.
MASTERCOURSES AND SPECIALIZATIONS
He has taken part in the specialization course of Conducting by Salvador Mas Conde in the Conservatory of Music in Wien (Konservatorium Wien), where he was chosen to conduct during a concert in the famous Konzerthaus. He also studied with Donato Renzetti, and with Gabriele Ferro in the School of Music in Fiesole (Florence), where he has been selected in the “Young European Conductors Project – 2007”, aimed at four young Eureopean conductors.
He was admitted in the Mediterranean Music Academy in Malta, where he has taken part in an International Seminar based on Italian Opera and on Sacred Music with Riccardo Muti.
Finalist at the First International Competition for young conductors in Lanciano, he conducted the International Symphonic Youth Orchestra “Fenaroli”, performing the “Russian Easter Ouverture op. 36” of Korsakov and the Polovesian Dances of Borodin.
After the audition of the Cultural Association Euphoné in cooperation with the Commune of Milan, He was selected to conduct the Inaugural Concert of Mozart Youngs Festival 2006 in Milan.
In 2005 He performed in the field of the opera, conducting “La Bohème” of Puccini, during the Opera Review organized by “Amici della Lirica” association with the support of Parma Province. The conductings of the “Susanna’s Secret” of E.W. Ferrari (Teatro Municipale of Piacenza), of Albinoni’s Pimpinone (Palazzina Liberty of Milan) and of La Traviata (in Lecce) have gotten great success.
In 2008 He conducted the Handel’s Messiah in the Inaugural Concert of the International Sacred Music Festival “Virgo Lauretana” in Loreto with the Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana and the Christ Church Cathedral Choir of Dublin (Judy Martin – choir conductor)
He has been musical assistant of A. Veronesi, and musical assistant for television production of. L. Maazel.
He has opened the Symphonic Season 2009/10 in Teatro dell’Aquila of Fermo. He has conduct the Preview Concert of the Season 2009/10 of the Pergolesi-Spontini Foundation (Schumann’s Piano Concert in A minor – Lorenzo Di Bella as soloist), and the inauguration of the Symphonic Season 2009/10 of Civitanova Classica and of the Teatro Gentile in Fabriano.
Pergolesi-Spontini Foundation has appointed him to conduct the Stabat Mater of L. Boccherini in the rare edition of 1781, with Gabriella Costa as soloist.
He is regulary invited as guest conductor by important orchestral institutions like the Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana (FORM) and Pergolesi-Spontini Foundation, the Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo, the Orchestra Milano Classica, the Orchestra Sinfonica della Provincia di Bari. He also has conducted the Orchestra Filarmonica Ucraina di L’vov, the Orchestra Nuova Cameristica di Milano, the Orchestra della Magna Grecia, the Orchestra Filarmonica di Milano, the OPECAM di Milano, the Orchestra and Choir of the Teatro Petruzzelli, the Orchestra Giovanile Italiana a Fiesole, the Orchestra Sinfonica Internazionale Giovanile di Lanciano, Rossini Symphonic Orchestra of Pesaro.
He has conducted concerts int the Teatro Pergolesi of Jesi, in the Teatro delle Muse of Ancona, in the Teatro Petruzzelli of Bari, in the Teatro dell’Opera del Casinò of Sanremo, in the Teatro Municipale dei Filodrammatici of Piacenza, in the Teatro delle Erbe of Milano, in the Teatro Rossi of Macerata, in the Teatro Gentile of Fabriano, in the Teatro dell’Aquila of Fermo, in the Teatro Comunale of Ventimiglia, in the Teatro Politeama Greco of Lecce, in the Palazzina Liberty of Milano, in the “Rossini” Theater of Pesaro, in the “Ventidio Basso” Theater of Ascoli.
He has conducted important soloists like Francesco Manara, first violinist at the Teatro alla Scala of Milan (P. I. Chaikovskij’s violin concert), Francesca Dego, Ilia Kim (Mozart’s piano concert K466 – Jean Wiener’s Franco American Concert), Gabriella Sborgi, Valentina Farcas, Maria José Siri, Tina Guo (Saint-Saëns’ cello concert) and Jelena Ocic (Elgar’s Cello Concert), Ludmil Angelov (Kapustin Piano Concert nr. 4), Francesco D’Orazio, Gloria Campaner.
Numerous world premiers were entrusted to his conducting: the “Parafrasi del Magnificat di Monteverdi – Rosa senza nome” of R. Silvestrini (commissioned by Pergolesi-Spontini Foundation and the Filarmonica Marchigiana, the Piano Concert of J. Wiener with the Orchestra of Sanremo, Vertige of Luca Macchi in the Concert Hall of Sassari, the Cello Concert of Anatoljius Senderovas, Psiche e Amore Rock Symphony of Giovanni Tamborrino.
Recently he has recorded with the Milano Classica Orchestra the Pimpinone of T. Albinoni for the BONGIOVANNI.
The University of Teramo (Faculty of Communication Sciences) invited him for a conference on the theme “Performing and new medias”.
Now He holds the chair of Orchestra at the Conservatory of Music in Lecce.