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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


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, l’Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto 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 will return 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).

The current season’s first concert with I Pomerggi Musicali was dedicated to Prokofiev’s 125th birth anniversary, while the second appointment included Beethoven’s Fourth Simphony as a part of the cycle dedicated to the composer’s Symphonies and Saint-Saëns piano Concerto n.2 (with pianist Federico Colli).

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.


Teatro Massimo _Palermo (IT)

  • Tuesday 11h April 2017, h 8.30 pm

  • Wednesday 12th April 2017, h 6.30 pm

  • Thursday 13th April 2017, h 6.30 pm

  • Friday 14th April 2017, h 8.30 pm

  • Saturday 15th April 2017, h 5.30 pm

Ballet and Opera Season 2017

Orchestra e Corpo di ballo del Teatro Massimo
Alessandro Cadario, Conductor

Balletto – Trittico Contemporaneo
Choreography by Jiri Kylian, Johann Inger and Matteo Levaggi

Teatro Rossini _Pesaro (IT)

  • Wednesday 3rd May 2017, h 9.00 pm, Pesaro – Teatro Rossini

  • Thursday 4th May 2017, h  9.00 pm, Fabriano – Teatro Gentile

  • Friday 5th May 2017, h 9.00 pm, Ancona – Teatro delle Muse

  • Saturday 6th May 2017, h 9.00 pm, Jesi – Teatro Pergolesi

Symphonic Season 2016-2017

Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana
Alessandro Cadario, Conductor
Leonora Armellini, Piano
Francesco Antonioni, Actor

W. A. Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492: Ouverture
W. A. Mozart, Concerto for piano and orchestra n. 12 op. 4, K. 414
F. Antonioni, Code K2-488 for actor and orchestra – World premiere
W. A. Mozart, Concerto for piano and orchestra n. 23, K. 488

Teatro Apollonio _Varese (IT)

  • Saturday 20th May 2017, h 9.00 pm

Concert Season 2016-2017

Alessandro Cadario, Conductor
Luca Buratto, Piano

W. A. Mozart, Concert for piano and orchestra n. 27,  K 595
P. I. Čajkovskij, Simphony n. 5, op. 64

Sala Verdi, Conservatorio _Milano (IT)

  • Tuesday 23th May 2017, h 8.30 pm

Season of Società del Quartetto di Milano 2016-2017

Alessandro Cadario, Conductor
Luca Buratto, Piano

W. A. Mozart, Concert for piano and orchestra n. 27,  K 595
P. I. Čajkovskij, Simphony n. 5, op. 64

Basilica S. Antonio _Padova (IT)

  • Friday 23rd June 2017, h 9.00 pm

Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto
Alessandro Cadario, Conductor

R. Fabbriciani, Oratorio for soli choir and orchestra “Grande, grande amore”
World Premiere

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony n°4, op. 60

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 del Teatro Comunale di Bologna.
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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