Nicola Simoni, conductor

Earned his degree in Orchestral Conducting at the Bologna National Conservatory and the Accademia Musicale Pescarese with M°Donato Renzetti.  Nicola also earned a degree in Choral Conducting and in Piano at the Adria National Conservatory in Italy.  Studied Composition and specialized in Orchestra and Choir Conducting with M˚ Filippo Maria Bressan,   M˚ Piero Bellugi  nd M˚ Giancarlo Andretta.  Nicola also earned a degree in Musical Pedagogy (Diplôme d’Etat de Professeur de Musique) at CEFEDEM of Normandy  in France). 

Over the last few years   Conductor Simoni has collaborated with the Seoul Proart Orchestra in Seoul, Korea;  Orchestra di Padova e del VenetoOrchestra Antonio Vivaldi, Bellagio Festival Orchestra Italy;  Orchestre de Nîmes;  choir and orchestra Anima Una of Minsk;  Capella Sonorus Orchestra of Belarus;  the orchestra of the theatre Società Italiana of Lobos in the Buenos Aires Province of Argentina;  In Russia: Ryazan Philharmonic Orchestra, Penza Regional Symphonic OrchestraVoronezh Opera House orchestra, Russian Philharmonic Orchestra; Kharkiv Opera House orchestra and the INSO Symphonic Orchestra;  Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra and the Odessa Opera House orchestra in Ukraine;  Bucharest Symphonic Orchestra and the orchestra of the Cluj-Napoca Opera House in Romania.  

Conducted the orchestra version of Carmina Burana at the Teatro Verdi of Padua and at the Palazzo Ducale of Revere in Mantova;  La ServaPadrona at Palazzo Zuckerman of Padova;  La Traviata at Pyeongtaek Art Center;Jinju Art Center in South Korea;  performing I’Elisir d’amore by Donizetti in The Theatres of Padova and Bassanodel Grappa in Italy;  La Cambiale di Matrimonio by Rossini at Teatro Argentino de La Plata in Argentina;  II Barbiere di Siviglia in the Theatres of Padova and Bassano del Grappa in Italy.

Collaborated as artistic director with associations and municipalities such asArtes Italia,Monselice,Selvazzano Dentro and Montegrotto Terme.  Nicola is also the artistic director of theInternational Lyric Academy of Padova, Italy.

Lectured about 17th Century Venetian Choral Music at the NationalAcademy of Music in Minsk, Belarus and has given masterclasses for Choir in:  the Provincia de Buenos Aires in Argentina;  the Gyeongsang National University and the IksanMusical High School, both in Korea.  

He’s won several competitions and has received many prizes including the scholarship from Bayreuther Festspiele 2012 and the Young Veneto Excellence Award 2013

Currently serving as the primary professor of Formation Musicale and orchestra conductor in the Conservatoire Départmental of Nîmes, France.