Beijing Forum for Symphonic Music 2021 (Thematic Forum Ⅰ): Antonio Pappano
Antonio Pappano, Conductor
Born in London in 1959 to Italian parents, Antonio Pappano studied piano, composition and conducting in the USA, and soon appeared on international stages as a pianist and assistant conductor. Having served as music director of Den Norske Opera of Oslo and Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, he took the same position of London’s Royal Opera House in September 2002. During these tenures Pappano had conducted various opera productions and cooperated with such renowned organisations as the Wiener Staatsoper, the Metropolitan Opera and the Bayreuth Festival.
Sir Antonio Pappano has conducted many of the world’s major orchestras, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic, the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris and the Münchner Philharmoniker. In 1997 he became principal guest conductor of the Israel Philharmonic and on Oct. 1, 2005 he became music director of the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.