HarrisonParrott is delighted to welcome conductor Nil Venditti to its roster for worldwide general management
Nil Venditti was awarded First Prize at the national Premio Claudio Abbado for Young Musicians in 2015 at the age of twenty. She also was awarded one of the top prizes and the orchestra-prize at the Jeunesses Musicales Competition in Bucharest with the Orchestra Filarmonica George Enescu in 2017.
Currently studying in Zürich under the guidance of Johannes Schlaefli, Nil is enjoying an increasingly busy schedule as a guest conductor with a variety of orchestras including Bilkent Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica del Teatro Regio di Torino, and the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra which has immediately invited her back to collaborate in May, June and September 2019. She has participated in festivals such as Reate Festival, Gstaad Menuhin Festival, and Pärnu Music Festival.
Next season she makes her Camerata Salzburg debut conducting Fazil Say in a programme of his own compositions – the pianist/composer is a particular supporter of her career development.
With a naturally strong affinity for the core classical repertoire of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, Nil recently conducted Mozart’s Così fan tutte at the Theater Meiningen. She is also a passionate advocate for establishing a relationship with the audience through their own involvement in the performance: she has championed Nicola Campogrande’s Concerto for Public and Orchestra, commissioned by the Philharmonie de Paris. She conducted the work for an open-air audience of 2,000 people in Matera, Italy, in 2016, and will conduct it again with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra in June 2019.
Former principal cello of the Santa Cecilia Youth Orchestra in Rome, Nil has been taught and mentored by conductors including Paavo Järvi, Neeme Järvi, Leonid Grin, Bernard Haitink, Donato Renzetti and Jonathan Stockhammer. She has been selected to participate in the Gstaad Conducting Academy under the guidance of Manfred Honeck in Summer 2019.