With a strong affinity for Haydn, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Beethoven, Venditti’s repertoire is increasingly expanding to include Brahms, Schumann, Dvořák, Rachmaninov, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky and Debussy among others. Her interest in contemporary programming has in recent seasons seen her focus on the works of Fazil Say (whose fifth Symphony she will premiere at the Bremen Musikfest), Peter Maxwell-Davies, Fabien Waksman, Lepo Sumera, Caroline Shaw and Nicola Campogrande. She continues to excel in the operatic genre, having recently conducted operas including Così fan tutte, L’elisir d’amore, The Lighthouse, Carmen and Tosca.
Venditti is an advocate for finding inclusive experiences for new audiences. She has championed Nicola Campogrande’s Concerto for Audience and Orchestra, originally commissioned for Paris Philharmonie, for which the public is given kazoos and plastic-wrapped mints with which to interact with the orchestra – and being conducted as part of the performance. She first conducted the work in 2016 for an open-air audience of 2,000 in Matera (Italy), and with Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra in September 2019. Last season, Nil conducted Irish National Opera’s first virtual reality community opera Out of the Ordinary, which was developed for and with people living across Ireland, placing communities at the centre of the opera creation process.
Venditti trained in conducting at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste under the guidance of Professor Johannes Schlaefli, as well as attending the Conducting Academy associated with the Pärnu Music Festival under Paavo Järvi, Neeme Järvi and Leonid Grin. In Italy, she graduated in cello performance with Francesco Pepicelli and orchestral conducting with Marcello Bufalini.
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