Principal Guest Conductor: Orchestra della Toscana
Young Italian-Turkish conductor Nil Venditti has already established relationships with orchestras including Orchestra della Toscana, of which she is Principal Guest Conductor, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse and Ankara-based Ancyra Ensemble.
Throughout the 2020/21 season, she made successful debuts with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre National de Metz, Pierre Lemanic Modern Ensemble, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Orchestra dell’ Arena di Verona and Irish National Opera. Other notable debuts include Camerata Salzburg in November 2019, conducting Fazil Say in works by the pianist/composer himself, who has become a strong supporter since they first worked together in February 2018.
In the 2021/22 season, Nil Venditti returns to conduct the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse as well as Irish National Opera and makes both her operatic and symphonic debuts with Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitane, as well as debuts with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra, Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento, Opera North Orchestra and I Musici de Montréal.
With a strong affinity for the core classical repertoire of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, she is also expanding her scope into the operatic field, having conducted Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Le nozze di Figaro and Die Zauberflöte, as well as Peter Maxwell-Davies’ The Lighthouse, Verdi’s Nabucco, Bizet’s Carmen and Salieri’s Prima la musica poi le parole. In Spring 2022, she conducts Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore in Bordeaux and Puccini’s Tosca in the summer.
“Nil Venditti, female conductor from Italy, seemed to be the most prominent among the students. Her music making was full of lively Italian energy and a burning desire to make music, all the while her hands were firm and clear. She was also chosen as the only conductor of the Järvi Academy to open the second half of the Academy gala concert conducted by Paavo Järvi. In the hands of the Italiana, the work Musica profana for string orchestra by Lepo Sumera, composer rarely played in Estonia, sounded very convincing.”
“a special alchemy catalysed the audience, conquered by the very young baton of Nil Venditti, only 23, from Perugia, pure talent who captivated everyone with Rossini’s energy and the utter brio of his overtures from Il barbiere di Siviglia, Il turco in Italia and L’italiana in Algeri. Venditti conducted the first half from memory, in perfect synchrony with the large-screen images of an animated film by Gianini-Luzzati.”