Matthias Manasi

Matthias Manasi Conductor
Manasi studia pianoforte con Andrzej Ratusiński e direzione d’orchestra con Thomas Ungar alla Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst di Stoccarda. Qui studia anche armonia e composizione. Dal 1993 al 1995 studia pianoforte con Carmen Piazzini alla Hochschule für Musik di Karlsruhe. Nel 1994 si perfeziona in direzione d’orchestra con Karl Österreicher a Vienna e segue masterclass con Kurt Masur, Helmuth Rilling e Gianluigi Gelmetti. Il suo debutto artistico avviene all’età di 19 anni al Wilhelma-Theater di Stoccarda dirigendo L’Histoire du soldat di Igor’ Fëdorovič Stravinskij.
Mentre è ancora studente, Manasi diventa assistente di Heinz Holliger come pianista in un progetto con la Süddeutscher Rundfunk di Stoccarda e più tardi affianca Manfred Honeck in un progetto con il Coro da Camera di Praga presso la Internationale Bachakademie di Stoccarda. Come direttore collabora con l’Orchestra Filarmonica di Győr, i Nürnberger Symphoniker, l’Orchestra da Camera di Pforzheim e la Philharmonie Baden-Baden. Sempre nel corso dei suoi studi universitari a Stoccarda gli viene assegnato il ruolo di direttore assistente presso la Opera Kiel.
Direttore d’orchestra
Nel 2010 Manasi riceve la nomina di direttore musicale del Festival Internazionale Punta Classic di Montevideo, Uruguay. Nell’aprile 2010 viene scelto come direttore musicale dell’Orchestra Camerata Italiana di Napoli. Nel 2013 inizia a lavorare come ”Erster Kapellmeister” all’Opera di Wrocław, Polonia.
È stato direttore ospite dell’Orchestra sinfonica di Roma, dell’Orchestra della Radio di Monaco, dell’Orchestra Sinfonica Metropolitana di Bari, della Liepaja Symphony Orchestra in Lettonia, dell’Orquestra Sinfonica do Teatro Nacional Claudio Santoro, della Kazakh State Symphony Orchestra di Almaty e della Berliner Camerata tra le altre.
L’attività operistica di Manasi comprende première, produzioni liriche e spettacoli in diversi teatri d’opera e numerosi festival: Opera Breslavia, Grand Theatre Poznań, Grand Theatre Varsavia, Staatstheater Braunschweig, Teatro dell’Opera di Halle, Theater Bremen, Nickel City Opera di Buffalo, [[Opera di Lipsia]], Teatro dell’Opera di Kiel, Festival di Eutin, Staatstheater Oldenburg, Stadttheater di Klagenfurt, Staatstheater di Kassel, Teatro di Stato di Slesia.
Nel 2017 Manasi viene nominato direttore musicale della Nickel City Opera di Buffalo, New York. Il 23 maggio 2017 vi dirige una nuova produzione L’Impresario Teatrale di Mozart e ricevendone quindi la proposta per la direzione musicale.
Manasi viene scelto come direttore musicale dell’Orchestra Camerata Italiana di Napoli nel 2010. Il 2 aprile di quell’anno debutta con l’Orchestra in qualità di direttore ospite con lo Stabat Mater per la celebrazione del 300° anniversario della nascita di Giovanni Battista Pergolesi.
 A maggio 2010 Manasi viene nominato direttore musicale del Festival Internazionale PuntaClassic di Montevideo, Uruguay.
Pianista

Manasi si esibisce regolarmente come solista negli Stati Uniti, in Europa e in Sud America. Il suo repertorio include, oltre alle numerose opere classiche e romantiche, anche quelle contemporanee. Dirige spesso l’orchestra dal pianoforte. Al 24° Festival Internazionale di Liepaja, ha diretto e suonato il Concerto per pianoforte di Beethoven n.4 con l’Orchestra Sinfonica di Liepaja.

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Matthias Manasi

Matthias Manasi is one of today’s most sought-after conductors and a prominent figure of the German conductor scene. His​ ​versatility and broad repertoire have taken him to symphony and chamber orchestras, contemporary music ensembles and​ ​opera houses around the world. 2018/19 marks Manasi’s third season as Music Director of the Nickel City Opera in Buffalo,​ ​USA.

After completing his studies, Manasi took on the classical German kapellmeister career of an opera conductor in Germany.​ ​After positions at the Kiel Opera, Staatstheater Oldenburg, Staatstheater Kassel, Staatstheater Braunschweig and Oper Leipzig,​ ​he was chief conductor and artistic director of the Orchestra Camerata Italiana in Naples, from 2010 to 2013, and conductor at​ ​the Breslau State Opera, from 2013 to 2016, where he was responsible for opera productions, such as Tschaikowsky’s Eugen​ ​Onegin, Verdi’s Falstaf , La Traviata, Giovanna d”Arco, Macbeth, Rigoletto and Nabucco, Donizetti’s Lucia diLammermoor​ ​and L’elisir d’amore, R. Strauss’Die Frau ohne Schatten and Rosenkavalier, Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia, Penderecki’s​ ​Paradise Lost, Moniuszko’s Straszny Dwór and Halka, Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana, Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, Saint-​ ​Saëns’ Samson et Dalila, Puccini’s La Bohème, Wagner’s Parsifal and Der Fliegende Holländer, Eötvös’ Angels in America,​ ​Szymanowksi’s Król Roger, Orefice’s Chopin, and Bizet’s Carmen and Les pêcheurs de perles. His opera repertoire now​ ​includes more than 100 musical theatre works, including numerous 20th-century operas, such as Penderecki’s Paradise Lost,​ ​Eötvös’ Angels in America, Shchedrin’s Anna Karenina, Langer’s Figaro gets a divorce (2016) and Marc Aurel Floros’A Bad​ ​Man’s Life (2018).

Between 2010 and 2013, the Orchestra Camerata Italiana achieved under Manasi outstanding quality with live recordings on​ ​Italian television, with numerous works from baroque to some world premieres. In 2017 he conducted the concert for the​ ​worldwide broadcast of the national Romanian event, ”The death of Romanian King Mihai”, with the National Radio Orchestra​ ​of Romania in Bucharest.​ ​Highlights of the season 2018/19 and 2019/20 are opera productions of Verdi’s La Traviata and Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the​ ​Nickel City Opera Buffalo. In addition to these appointments, Manasi maintains a major international presence, making guest​ ​appearances at the Opera on the James in Lynchburg (USA) and with orchestras including the Orquestra Sinfonica do Rio​ ​Grande do Norte in Natal (Brazil) and Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra in Tucson (USA).​ ​Manasi has previously worked with the Munich Radio Orchestra, Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bach Collegium​ ​Stuttgart, Staatsorchester Hannover, Staatsorchester Oldenburg, Staatsorchester Braunschweig, Hamburger Symphoniker,​ ​Nürnberger Symphoniker,​ ​Baden-Baden Philharmonic, Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma, Orquestra Sinfonica do Teatro Nacional​ ​Claudio Santoro, National Radio Orchestra of Romania, Vantaa Symphony Orchestra Helsinki, Orquestra Filarmonia das​ ​Beiras Lisbon, Vienna Mozart Orchestra, Berliner Camerata, Liepaja Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Choir, Kazakh​ ​State Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfônica do Rio Grande do Norte, Orchestra Sinfonica Metropolitana di Bari, Orchestra​ ​Sinfonica di Sanremo, Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, Cukurova State Symphony Orchestra Adana, Orquestra​ ​Filamónica de Montevideo, Sofia Festival Orchestra, Polish Chamber Philharmonic, Györ Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra​ ​Opera Constanta and Southwest German Chamber Orchestra Pforzheim, among others.​ ​Past engagements in the field of opera include productions, premieres and performances at the Halle Opera, Leipzig Opera,​ ​Bremen Theater, Staatstheater Braunschweig, Staatstheater Stuttgart, Staatstheater Kassel, Oldenburg State Theater, Wroclaw​ ​State Opera, International PuntaClassic Festival, Opera Constanta, Teatr Wielki Warsaw (Polish National Opera), Opera​ ​Poznan, Kiel Opera, Eutin Festival, Klagenfurt City Theater, Opera Rheinsberg Castle, Silesian State Opera and the Rossini
Festival in Bad Wildbad, among others.​ ​In 2010, Matthias Manasi became the Music Director of the well-known International Punta Classic Festival in Montevideo

which, under his leadership until 2013, turned into an internationally renowned opera festival, not least because of the high-
profile vocal soloists from all over North and South America.​ ​A multi-faceted opera and concert conductor and passionate advocate for new music and film music, Matthias Manasi has​ ​always taken on new, modern and innovative paths and formats. He conducts film-in-concert events worldwide (Harry Potter​ ​Film Concert Series), and in 2006 accepted an invitation from the Bayerischer Rundfunk for the extraordinary music project​ ​,“Klasse Klassik”, with the Munich Radio Orchestra.​ ​Matthias Manasi has also gained international acclaim as a pianist performing in recitals and chamber music. He often plays​ ​piano while conducting.​ ​A former student of the University of Music in Stuttgart, Matthias Manasi studied conducting with Thomas Ungar, piano with​ ​Andrzej Ratusiński and composition with Irene Matz. He also studied piano with Carmen Piazzini at the University of Music in​ ​Karlsruhe. He studied conducting with Gianluigi Gelmetti, Helmuth Rilling, Jorma Panula and Kurt Masur. During his studies​ ​he worked as a répétiteur at the State Opera Stuttgart and was assistant to Manfred Honeck and Heinz Holliger. After his​ ​studies he was assistant to Miguel Gómez Martínez.

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