| Francesco Gilio



Francesco Gilio, an internationally renowned conductor, has directed the biggest national and international orchestras. He has collaborated with the most prestigious institutions in the musical world as Artistic Director and Musical Director.

His excellence in the traditional repertoire blends beautifully with his taste for contemporary music, which is a great source of inspiration for him.

| In brief

● Graduated in clarinet from the Superior Conservatory Saint Cecilia in Rome, taught by Professor Vincenzo Mariozzi
● Training in composition and orchestral conducting

| His references

● Artistic coordinator of the Orchestra Philharmonia Mediterranea in Cosenza (Italy)
● Conductor and Artistic Director of the chamber orchestra “Arturo Toscanini” and the “Orchestra Sinfonica Giovanile Europea” foundation in Valmontone (Rome)
● Chief conductor of the chamber orchestra “Orchestra Arcadia” in Teramo (Italy)
● Artistic Director of the “Note festival in Libertà” in Teramo
● Guest chief conductor with the “Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo”, string orchestra of the Conservatory V.Jolis of Palermo and the Orchestra of the Theatre Marrucino in Chieti
● Appeared in the Parco della Musica di Roma auditorium, Theatre Pirandello in Agrigento and “Teatro dell’Opera” in Tirana

| His biography

Francesco Gilio was born in Salassa, in the province of Turin, in 1964. After having received a diploma in clarinet at the Conservatory of St. Cecilia in Rome, under the tutelage of Master Vincenzo Mariozzi, he began his concert career, both as soloist and in different symphony and chamber orchestras in the major Italian institutions and abroad. Now he is perfecting the art of composition and orchestral conducting. For this reason, orchestral conducting takes up most of his professional life.

From 1994 to 1999 he was the musical adviser for Warner Chapel Italian Classical Music.

From 1996 to 1998 he was Artistic Coordinator of the Orchestra Philharmonia Mediterranea di Cosenza, in Italy.

In 1997, he was named Assistant Musical Director of the Italian Chamber Orchestra, conducted by the Maestro Salvatore Accardo.

Since 1999 he has frequently been invited by the Marrucino theatre’s orchestra, in Chieti, Italy. On May 2nd 1999, together with this orchestra and the soloist José Carreras, he performed a world premier of Sergio Réndine’s Missa pro Beatificatione in Onore di P. Pio da Pietrelcina, which was broadcast worldwide by RAI Radio –Televisione Italiana.

In April 2000, in the Marrucino theatre, he also performed a world premier of the Opera Passio et Resurrectio, composed by Sergio Réndine. This was transmitted live by RAI on the radio and as a pre-recorded broadcast on television.

Since June 2000, he has been the conductor and artistic director of the chamber orchestra Arturo Toscanini with which he debuted in Assisi with a concert dedicated to peace in the world, by invitation of the Assisi International Festival for Peace – 5th Edition. In 2001 he was also invited to participate in the 6th Edition of the Assisi

International Festival for Peace with the Arturo Toscanini chamber orchestra.This put the orchestra and its conductor in the privileged position of being the first in history to participate in the festival for two consecutive years.

Since March 2002 he has been Conductor and Artistic Director of the European Union Youth Orchestra in Valmontone, Rome.

Since 2004 he has been the Principal Conductor of the Orchestra Arcadia chamber orchestra from Teramo.

In February 2005 he performed in prestigious venues such as the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, in a concert to honour the director, Ugo Gregoretti, with whom he regularly collaborates. In 2005 he was artistic director of the Note in Libertà Festival in Teramo. He conducted Rossini’s Barber of Saville during the lyric season of the Pirandello theatre in Agrigente with the baritone Simone Alaimo.

He was also the guest conductor for Teatro dell’Opera in Tirana, the Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo and the string orchestra of the V. Bellini in Palermo conservatory, as part of the Arcana, Musica e Misteri music festival, organised by the Sicilian Symphony Orchestra. He collaborated with the St Cecile National Academy and the G. Spontini Orchestra Foundation in Jesi.

During his career, he has worked as Artistic Director of musical publications for Nuova Fonit-Warner; Bideri Classica and recordings for the RAI Radio – Italian TV.

He has completed a revision of unpublished works by F. Mercadante (1795-1870) issued as recordings for the first time by Nuova Fonit-Warner (CD 8573081472-2) and for the chamber orchestra of the Stabat Mater by G. Rossini performed for the first time at the International Festival for Peace in Assisi.

He continues to collaborate with the principal Italian musical institutions such as Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia, Teatro Massimo di Palermo, l’Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo, l’Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, l’Orchestra della Fondazione “G. Spontini” di Jesi and Teatro “Pirandello” di Agrigento.

He has conducted the works of several world premiers of Italian and international composers which are dedicated to him.

He has collaborated with a range of artists such as: Sergio Réndine, Salvatore Accardo, Ennio Morricone, Domenico Bartolucci, Vladimir Aškenazij, José Carreras, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Ugo Gregoretti, Alberto Sordi, Vittorio Gasmann, Milva etc.