Giordano Bellincampi - conductor

Bellincampi

Giordano Bellincampi is the General Music Director of the Duisburg Philharmonic and Chief Conductor of the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra. In January 2016 he takes up the position of Music Director of the Auckland Philharmonia, cementing the strong relationship he has established with this orchestra since his debut in 2012.

Giordano Bellincampi was born in Rome and has lived in Denmark since 1976. He began his career as a trombonist with the Royal Danish Orchestra before making his professional conducting debut in 1994. Previously, he was the Principal Conductor of I Pomeriggi Musicali, Milan, General Music Director of the Danish National Opera from 2005 – 2013 and Music Director of the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra from 2000 - 2006. From 1997 - 2000, he was also Chief Conductor of the Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen, the leading contemporary ensemble in Denmark.

Bellincampi enjoys regular relationships as a guest with many orchestras around the world, particularly in Scandinavia and Europe, including the Royal Stockholm, Rotterdam and Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestras and the St Petersburg Symphony, but also in North America, Asia and Australia. With an enormous repertoire embracing classical, romantic and contemporary music, he is particularly celebrated for his prowess in the Central European, Italian and Scandinavian symphonic traditions and for his interpretations of significant choral and vocal works. In 2015, he has focused on the 150th anniversary of the birth of Carl Nielsen, performing a wide selection of his works both in Denmark and abroad.

Giordano Bellincampi has also excelled in the field of opera since making his debut with the Royal Opera in Copenhagen with 'La Boheme' in 2000. He has since conducted many of the great Italian works at the Royal Opera with particular focus on Puccini and Verdi, including leading their acclaimed new production of 'Aida' at the opening of their new theatre in 2005. He has also appeared extensively with Deutsche Oper am Rhein, where he led performances of 'Luisa Miller' and 'Norma' in addition to ‘La Boheme’ and ‘Cavalleria Rusticana/I Pagliacci’. Whilst Music Director of the Danish National Opera, Bellincampi conducted works such as 'Der Rosenkavalier', 'Der Fliegende Holländer', 'Tristan und Isolde', 'Don Giovanni' and 'Die Zauberflöte'. He also maintains close connections with many of the world’s leading opera singers including Angela Gheorghiu, Joseph Calleja and Roberto Alagna, regularly working with them in orchestral galas and recitals, as well as being a much-requested accompanist by leading instrumentalists such as Sarah Chang and Angela Hewitt.

In August 2015 Giordano Bellincampi conducted a strongly-acclaimed performance leading the Duisburg Philharmonic at Amsterdam’s legendary Concertgebouw Hall in repertoire by Nielsen, Sibelius and Beethoven and highlights of his 15/16 calendar include performances with the Tasmanian Symphony and the Auckland Philharmonia. In early 2016 he will make a return to the Toledo Symphony, as well as continuing to develop his profile with the Kristiansand Symphony.

Bellincampi’s extensive discography includes numerous recordings for the Da Capo and Marco Polo labels of Danish composers and works by Johan Svendsen, William Walton and Carl Nielsen's Third Symphony for EMI Classics.

As Associate Professor at the Royal Danish Academy, Giordano Bellincampi is dedicated to the work of educating coming generations of orchestral musicians and conductors. He also regularly gives masterclasses and serves as a jury member for a number of international conducting competitions.