Alessandro De Marchi
Conductor

“Festwochen Director Alessandro De Marchi set off true fireworks of colour and effects with his Academia Montis Regalis.” (Deutschlandfunk)

Contacts

Iarlaith Carter +44 (0)20 3725 9162
Katie MacDonald +44 (0)20 3725 9141

Biography

Artistic Director: Academia Montis Regalis
Artistic Director: Festwochen der Alten Musik, Innsbruck

 

Alessandro De Marchi is in demand at the highest level for his interpretations of repertoire ranging from the early baroque through the works of Mozart, Haydn and their contemporaries, to the late bel canto masterpieces.

Engagements this season include Orfeo ed Euridice at Staatsoper Berlin, Grotta di Trofonio at Teatro San Carlo, Barbiere di Siviglia at Teatro La Fenice and Finnish National Opera and Weihnachtsoratorium at Hamburg Ballet. As a guest conductor, De Marchi also returns to Staatskapelle Dresden, Staatsorchester Hannover and Münchner Rundfunkorchester as well as debuts with Seattle Symphony Orchestra and hr-Sinfonieorchester. Projects with his own period ensemble, Academia Montis Regalis,include performances at MiTo SettembreMusicaand a tour with Sonya Yoncheva to Munich, Aix-en-Provence and Paris.Since 2010 De Marchi has held the position of Artistic Director at Innsbruck’s Festwochen der Alten Musik and will continue so until 2021.

Artistic Director: Academia Montis Regalis
Artistic Director: Festwochen der Alten Musik, Innsbruck

 

Alessandro De Marchi is in demand at the highest level for his interpretations of repertoire ranging from the early baroque through the works of Mozart, Haydn and their contemporaries, to the late bel canto masterpieces.

Engagements this season include Orfeo ed Euridice at Staatsoper Berlin, Grotta di Trofonio at Teatro San Carlo, Barbiere di Siviglia at Teatro La Fenice and Finnish National Opera and Weihnachtsoratorium at Hamburg Ballet. As a guest conductor, De Marchi also returns to Staatskapelle Dresden, Staatsorchester Hannover and Münchner Rundfunkorchester as well as debuts with Seattle Symphony Orchestra and hr-Sinfonieorchester. Projects with his own period ensemble, Academia Montis Regalis,include performances at MiTo SettembreMusicaand a tour with Sonya Yoncheva to Munich, Aix-en-Provence and Paris.Since 2010 De Marchi has held the position of Artistic Director at Innsbruck’s Festwochen der Alten Musik and will continue so until 2021.

In the concert hall De Marchi has conducted, amongst others, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Wiener Symphoniker, Orchestre National de France, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice, Essener Philharmoniker, NDR Radiophilharmonie, Orchestre de Chambre de Genève and a special project of Die Kunst der Fuge with Staatskapelle Berlin.

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Contacts

Iarlaith Carter +44 (0)20 3725 9162
Katie MacDonald +44 (0)20 3725 9141

Reviews

“In Mendelssohn’s symphony De Marchi brought out the sonorities of the orchestra, matching the evocative atmosphere of the music. His interpretation of the last movement was a highlight, with perfectly balanced orchestra forces and great forward drive, ending the performance in a most brilliant way.” (La Nueva Espana, Diana Diaz, May 2016)

“De Marchi’s energetic conducting gave the musicians of the Staatskapelle Dresden great sense of direction, turning Vivaldi’s music into an exciting rollercoaster of sounds and emotions.” (Bachtrack, Freya Apffelstaedt, September 2015)

“De Marchi and the Academia Montis Regalis deliver the music of Il Germanico with outstanding precision, full of sensitivity and fantasy; one cannot get enough of this, even after a five hour performance (…) De Marchi’s musicianship has become more physical, more intense and richer over recent years.” (Der Standard, Stefan Ender, August 2015)

“In Mendelssohn’s symphony De Marchi brought out the sonorities of the orchestra, matching the evocative atmosphere of the music. His interpretation of the last movement was a highlight, with perfectly balanced orchestra forces and great forward drive, ending the performance in a most brilliant way.” (La Nueva Espana, Diana Diaz, May 2016)

“De Marchi’s energetic conducting gave the musicians of the Staatskapelle Dresden great sense of direction, turning Vivaldi’s music into an exciting rollercoaster of sounds and emotions.” (Bachtrack, Freya Apffelstaedt, September 2015)

“De Marchi and the Academia Montis Regalis deliver the music of Il Germanico with outstanding precision, full of sensitivity and fantasy; one cannot get enough of this, even after a five hour performance (…) De Marchi’s musicianship has become more physical, more intense and richer over recent years.” (Der Standard, Stefan Ender, August 2015)

“Alessandro de Marchi added quality to the performance, sensitively leading the orchestra, bringing out the many details and rich sound from Porpora’s score. After the overture the audience was on their feet already.” (Salzburger Nachrichten, August 2015)

“The festival’s artistic director, Alessandro De Marchi, conducted the Academia Montis Regalis in a vibrant performance that reflected the variety of the music with a wide array of instrumental sonorities.” (George Loomis, The New York Times)

“Under Alessandro De Marchi’s playful leadership they performed with such a crisply resonant dance tone that at times it had a feel of Latin American rhythm and swinging hips.” (Vårt Land newspaper [Oslo], May 2012)

“Mr. De Marchi could hardly ask for a more auspicious beginning of his festival leadership. The musical variety and style he brought to the performance, coupled with first-rate playing from Academia Montis Regalis, held longueurs to a minimum. There were very few audience defectors during the long evening, and when the performance ended around midnight the performers were greeted with loud cheers.” (George Loomis, The New York Times Magazine, August 2010)