Pablo Assante

Choir conducting

Pablo Assante

Choir conductor

Born in Quilmes, Argentina, he started studying the piano at the age of 8 in the Conservatory of that city. He then continued his education in the National Conservatory of Buenos Aires. In 1997 he graduated in Choir Conducting and Orchestra Conducting at the Argentinian Catholic University and kept studying both those disciplines at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, in the classes hosted by Denis Russell Davis and Karl Kamper.

From 2001 to 2014 he collaborated as Master Trainer, Conductor and mainly as Choir Conductor in the German opera theatres of Chemnitz, Frankfurt am Main, Saarbrücken and Dresden (Semperoper).

From November 2013 to June 2014 he has been Choir Conductor at Teatro Carlo Felice of Genova.

As an Orchestra Conductor, he directed ballets, operas (such as Der Freischütz, Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci, Don Giovanni, La vedova allegra), symphonic and symphonic-choral concerts (among which Mozart’s Requiem, Verdi’s Messa da Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Symphony Lobgesang), with orchestras such as the Robert Schumann Philharmonie, the Saarländisches Staatsorchester, the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional Argentina, the Orchestra of Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova.

Other collaborations as a Choir Master include the Coro di voci bianche of the Teatro dell’Opera and of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia of Rome in 2005 and 2006, the Leipzig Radio Choir, the Bamberger Symphoniker Choir, the Zurich Opera Choir, and in 2013 Wagner’s Parsifal in the Easter Festival in Salzburg with the Dresden Semperoper Choir and the Bayerische Staatsoper (DVD Deutsche Gramophon).

He has recently collaborated with the Chinese Opera theaters of Xi’an, Beijing and Shanghai. Together with an extended opera repertoire which includes the main works by Wagner, Verdi, Puccini, he collaborated as Choir Master in the preparation of symphonic-choral works such as Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis (DVD Unitel), Britten’s War Requiem, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, the oratorios Das Liebesmahlder Apostel by Wagner, The dream of Gerontius by Elgar, Mahler’s Symphonies 2, 3 and 8, with Conductors such as Kurt Masur, George Prêtre, Sir Colin Davis, Fabio Luisi, Christian Thielemann, Kiril Petrenko.

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