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“Stabat Mater with Cadario is a great Rossini”

La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno

“An excellent guidance to orchestras thanks to the combination between his personal enthusiasm, his trustworthy precision and his clear musical commitment”

Gustavo Dudamel

“One of the most interesting conductor of the new generation”

Il Giornale

“He immediately convinces everybody and he is able to get the best sound from the orchestra”

Francesco Antonioni

“He has clear ideas on what is the role and task of a conductor”

Rivista Musica

“Cadario is able to return the pleasure of the performance, to surprise, to astonish”

Nicola Campogrande

“Refine and accurate in the rehearsals with the orchestra, a brilliant memory”

Paolo Arcà

“He is greatly appreciated as a conductor, because he goes deeply both into the evidences and the secrets of a score”

Lorenzo Arruga

“It was a great pleasure to make music together and I love his energy”

Gautier Capuçon


Alessandro Cadario is presently the Principal Guest Conductor of I Pomeriggi Musicali Orchestra of Milan, one of the best-known Italian symphonic orchestras.

Widely appreciated as a refined and expressive conductor, Cadario brings a highly charismatic, profound and determined leading in his musical direction.

After concluding his orchestra conducting studies at Conservatorio G. Verdi in Milan, he studies with Gianluigi Gelmetti at Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, and accomplishes his degrees in Violin, Choral conducting and Composition.

He has directed renowned orchestras such as Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica della Fenice, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, il Concerto Budapest, Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini and Sofia Festival Orchestra. He also collaborates with soloists such as Mario Brunello, Vittorio Grigolo, Alessandro Carbonare and Rainer Honeck.

Winner of the ”Peter Maag” prize in 2012, he has caught the general attention in 2014, when debuting at Società del Quartetto di Milano, then in 2015 directing H.W. Henze’s “Pollicino” at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and giving a higly acclaimed interpretation of Rossini’s “Stabat Mater” (“With Cadario, it is a great Rossini” claimed La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno).

Eventually, in 2015 he debuted at Teatro alla Scala di Milano during “Festival delle orchestre internazionali”.

In 2016, Alessandro Cadaro debuted together with Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna at “2 agosto” International Composition Competition, with Orchestra del Teatro Massimo di Palermo at “Summerwhere” Festival, with Orchestra dei Pomeriggi Musicali at Festival MITO SettembreMusica 2016. He also debuted in China conducting the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong in Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor K.427 and at Venice’s Biennale Musica, conducting the operas of two young composers (Roberto Vetrano and Caterina Di Cecca), for the “Biennale College” project.

In the 2016-17 season Cadario returned to Società del Quartetto di Milano conducting Tchaikovsky’s 5th symphony, on the podium of Sinfonica Abruzzese with Alessandro Cabonare and to Teatro Massimo di Palermo, heading the Orchestra and Ballet in Trittico Contemporaneo (coreographers Jiri Kylian, Johann Inger and Matteo Levaggi).

Last September, he returned to the Festival MITO SettembreMusica with the solist Gautier Capuçon. He will also debut in the next symphonic season of the Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova.

Besides the classic repertoire, Alessandro Cadario interests look towards contemporary music, which he interprets with great commitment being both a conductor and a composer, whose works have been premièred at New York’s Lincoln Center, Staatstheater Darmstadt and Taipei National Concert Hall, among other institutions.

He collaborates to the formation of FuturOrchestra, Orchestra Giovanile Lombarda del Sistema delle Orchestre e dei Cori Giovanili in Italia, founded by M° Claudio Abbado, to which Cadario channels both the energy and interest of every passionate professional willing to contribute to the formation of future musical generations.


Duomo _Como (IT)

  • Tuesday 19th December 2017, h 9.00 pm

Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini
Alessandro Cadario, Conductor
Francesca Provvisionato, Mezzo Soprano

L.van Beethoven, Ouverture Coriolano
G. Rossini, Giovanna D’Arco – Cantata for Mezzo Soprano and orchestra
F. Schubert, Symphony n.8 D759 “Unfinished”

Ridotto Teatro Comunale _L’ Aquila (IT)

  • Saturday 3rd February 2018, h 9.00 pm

43th Concert Season

Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese
Alessandro Cadario, Conductor
Francesca Dego, Violin

J. Sibelius,  Pelleas et Mélisande
S. Prokofiev, Concert n.2 op. 63 for violin and orchestra
M. Ravel, Tzigane

Teatro Carlo Felice_Genova (IT)

  • Friday 2nd March 2018, h 8.30 pm

Symphonic Season 2017 – 2018 Teatro Carlo Felice

Orchestra Teatro Carlo Felice
Alessandro Cadario, Conductor
Paolo Carlini, Bassoon

R. Wagner, Siegfried Idyll
I. Fedele, From depth to deepness.  For bassoon, orchestra and live electronic (Teatro Carlo Felice commission. World première)
F. Schubert, Symphony n. 5, D 485

Teatro Dal Verme _Milano (IT)

  • Thursday 19th April 2018, h 9.00 pm

  • Saturday 21st April 2018, h 5.00 pm

 Symphonic Season 2017-2018 Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali

Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali
Alessandro Cadario, Conductor
Daniel Muller-Schott, Cello

R. Volkmann, Concert for cello and orchestra, op.33 
J. Strauss, Romanze for cello e orchestra, op.75
R. Schumann, Symphony n.3, “Rhenish“, op.97

Teatro Massimo_Palermo (IT)

  • Saturday 28 April 2018, h 8.30 pm

  • Sunday 29 April 2018, h 5.30 pm

  • Wednsday 2 May 2018, h 6.30 pm

  • Thursday 3 May 2018, h 6.30 pm

  • Friday 4 May 2018, h 6.30 pm

  • Saturday 5 May 2018, h 6.30 pm

2018 Opera and Ballet Season Teatro Massimo

Teatro Massimo Orchestra and Ballet
Alessandro Cadario, Conductor

La grande danza, coreographies by Jiří Kylián, Gentian Doda, Nacho Duato

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Claude Debussy

Prélude à l’Après-midi d’un faune

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony n°5, op. 67

Carl Orff

Carmina Burana

Documentary Rai5, MITO SettembreMusica

Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali

Gioachino Rossini

Stabat Mater

Giuseppe Verdi

Nabucco Overture
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“Stabat Mater” con Cadario è un gran Rossini

La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno
Review by Nicola Sbisà

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Intervista a “Miracolo Italiano”

Pomeriggi Musicali, Radio 2.
With Fabio Canino e La Laura

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  • Rivista Musica

Intervista ad Alessandro Cadario

Rivista Musica, ottobre 2016.
Article edited by Ettore Napoli.

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  • la Repubblica - Trentenni da podio

Trentenni da Podio

La Repubblica
Article edited by di Angelo Foletto.

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  • Rai5 concerto

Speciale Rai5, Concerto

Orchestra Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini.
Director, Alessandro Cadario

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Passion of the music, Mozart in the Jungle

During the filming of Mozart in the Jungle, Season 3
With Monica Bellucci, Gael García Bernal, Plácido Domingo
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