Composer and conductor
Artistic Director of ARTax Music, winner of a scholarship at Bard College and a fellowship at the Wagner Stiftung of Bayreuth, Gianmaria Griglio has been invited at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida, with only four other conductors in the United States, as Associate Artist, and at the end of the Master in conducting at Bard College he has been offered by Leon Botstein the position of Assistant Conductor at the American Symphony Orchestra.
An advocate of contemporary music, Mr. Griglio took part in the first world recording of music by American composer Irwin Bazelon and conducted several world premieres like the Pulitzer candidate opera, “The song of Eddie” by Harold Farberman, and “Decameron”, commissioned by the American Composer Forum to seven Philadelphia composers.
Mr. Griglio served as Music Director of International Opera Theater of Philadelphia, as Artistic and Music Director of the International Lyric Competition Citta’ di Saluzzo, dedicated to Magda Olivero, as Music Director of the Diderot Project at the Teatro Nuovo in Turin, and is currently serving as Music Director of ARTax Music, in The Hague.
Active also as a composer, Mr. Griglio’s first opera “Camille Claudel” was commissioned and produced by International Opera Theater, was one of the finalists at the Flourish Competition in London, and received an honorable mention award by the Boston Metro Opera. His second opera is based on the life of Caravaggio while he has been commissioned a third one centered on James Joyce and the Dublin of the beginning of the 1900s.
Mr. Griglio worked in prestigious halls around the world such as the “Richard B. Fisher” Center for the Performing Arts, the Teatro Filarmonico of Verona, and the Palais des Congres of Montecarlo working with such artists as Harold Farberman, Leon Botstein, Francesca Zambello, Beth Greenberg, Joanne Akalaitis, Alexandre Kravets, Sandro Laffranchini, William Ferguson, Giampiero Sobrino, Anna Pirozzi. In the past 3 years, he has been a regular guest of the concert series “Il ‘700 musicale a Lucca”, in Lucca, Italy.
Gianmaria Griglio studied violin with Massimo Marin and Philipe Bride, composition with Marco Minetti and Larry Wallach, conducting with Gilberto Serembe and with Harold Farberman.
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