Italian Musician to Conduct TSO at Int’l Fajr Festival
Tehran Symphony Orchestra (TSO) conducted by the renowned Italian musician Paolo Olmi will perform on January 19 during the Fajr International Music Festival at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall.
Conductor of Young Musicians European Orchestra, Olmi will have his first collaboration with the TSO in the event organized by Roudaki Foundation and the organizers of the 32nd Fajr music festival, Mehr News Agency reported.
Olmi, 62, began his career in 1979 having learnt the piano from an early age. Since making his operatic debut in 1986, he has conducted in many of the major concert halls and operas throughout the world including Europe, North and South America, Australia and Asia.
His successful operatic performances include ‘Moses in Egypt’ at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, ‘Barber of Seville’ and ‘The Thieving Magpie’ at Barcelona Opera and ‘Nabucco’ at the Royal Festival Hall, London.
He has been awarded the French music critics’ prize for the Best Opera of the Year for the outstanding production of ‘William Tell’ at the Theater de Champs Elysees, Paris.
Olmi is also very active on the concert platform and has conducted such orchestras as Tokio Philharmonic, Santa Cecilia Rome, Orchestre National de France, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra in London and the Orchestra of RAI Rome where he conducted the complete symphonies of Mendelssohn.
The festival will be held from January 11-20 and musicians from Azerbaijan Republic, India, Lebanon, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy and Japan are due to attend.