Mássimo Spadano

Mássimo Spadano

Born in Lanciano, Italy, he obtained a violin diploma cum laude. Later he was granted with the Utrecht University’s soloist diploma following the teachings of Viktor Libermann and Philippe Hirschhorn. Graduated in orchestra conducting in Italy with conductor Donato Renzetti, Mr. Spadano is music and art director of the Orquesta de Camara de la Sinfónica de Galicia since 1995.


With this orchestra he has conducted works from the classicism to Strawinsky and contemporary Spanish composers.


As a conductor, he has also directed the Academy of Ancient Music in Germany (Munich’s Philarmonia) and England (London), the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, the Orquesta Sinfonica del Vallés at the Palau de Barcelona, the Orquesta do Norte de Portugal, and the Orchestra Sinfónica de Sanremo among others.


In galas and concerts of concert and opera arias, he accompanied singers including Maria José Moreno or Ángel Odena and has conducted the Sinfónica de Galicia at the Festival de León with Fauré’s “Requiem”.


In 2009 Mr. Spadano will conduct programs commemorating Haydn and Mendelssohn among others. He has been a member of the European Community Youth Orchestra, as well as concertmaster and soloist in different ensembles with which he has performed in the most important concert halls of Europe, the USA, South America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.


He has performed in festivals and seasons in Berlin, Salzburg, Milan, Paris, Madrid, Rome, Montpellier, Wiesbaden, Amsterdam, Florence, Barcelona, Munich, or Napflicon with Victoria Mullova, Katia and Marielle Labéque, Cristian Zacharias, Enrico Dindo, or Alexander Lonquich, as well as Gerard Depardieu and Alessandro Baricco.


He has devoted a big part of his activity to ancient music with original instruments and its research, participating in the publishing of countless volumes of baroque music with the Camerata Anxanum, an Italian orchestra of which he is co-founder.


Since 1994 Mr. Spadano is concertmaster of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia. As a concertmaster he has collaborated with the Orchestre National de Lyon, Rome’s Accademia di Santa Cecilia, the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, the Sinfónica de Tenerife, the Teatre Liceu, the Teatro Real and baroque music ensembles including the Ensemble Baroque de Limoges with Christof Coin, the Ensemble Zefiro, Hesperion XX, Les Concerts de Nation with Jordi Savall, and Chambre Philarmonique in Paris, founded and directed by Emmanuel Krivine.


In Cambray, France, he was awarded the honorary title “Laureate Juventus” in 1996.


He has recorded albums under several record labels including Sony, Opus 111, Bongiovanni, and Auvidis Astrèe. With the latter he was granted one of the most important recording awards, “Choc Musique”, for his recordings of Reickard’s sonatas. The recording of J. C. de Arriaga’s three quartets has been released under the record label Naxos. Also, an album of Mozart’s concerts was recorded with the Camerata Boccherini, and a Fasch's concerts CD was released under the record label Sony with the Ensemble Zefiro playing original instruments. 

Date Last Edited: 31/01/2012
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