Alvise Casellati is considered one of the emerging talents of the latest years. He is President & Music Director of Central Park Summer Concerts, an organization that produces “Opera Italiana is in the Air“, an annual event in Central Park, New York and other cities in the US, with the aim of promoting knowledge and appreciation of Italian Opera targeting in particular the young generation.
After his diploma as Maestro in Violin with M° Guido Furini at the Conservatory of Music “C. Pollini” of Padova, his native City, he specializes with M° Felice Cusano and Taras Gabora. Further, he received a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Padova (School of Law), a Master Degree (LL.M.) at Columbia University, School of Law in New York focusing on copyright and he further participated in a course of “Executive Management” at Harvard University. He was also admitted to the New York and Italian Bar.
Drawn to orchestral conducting by Leopold Hager at the Vienna Musikhochschule, he commenced his studies withM° Vincent La Selva at the Juilliard School of Music in New York and then is mentored by M° Piero Bellugi from 2009-2012, of whom he becomes Assistant in New York. After his debut at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice with its Orchestra and Choir for the 150th Anniversary Concert of the Unity of Italy, he was Assistant Conductor to M° Gustav Kuhn in the 2012-2013 Season at the Tiroler Festspiele Erl (Austria).
He is already guest to the most important music Festivals in Italy, such as the Ravello Festival where he conducted for 3 years the famous Dawn Concert, the Spoleto Two Worlds Festival, Festival della Valle d’Itria, La Versiliana, the Venice Festival, Emilia Romagna Festival, Ljubljana Festival and MittelFest.
As Resident Conductor of the Teatro Carlo Felice of Genova in 2014, his debut in opera is with Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia and then Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore. He was also Director of the Ensemble Opera Studio (EOS) at Teatro Carlo Felice, where approximately 30 young singers were selected out of more than 600 international candidates to work as the stable company of the Theater. Since then, he conducts in the important theaters in Italy, such as Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova, Teatro Filarmonico in Verona, Teatro Verdi in Trieste and Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari.
He further collaborated with Italian and foreign orchestras, such as: Orchestra of the Teatro La Fenice, Orchestra of Il Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra of Teatro Petruzzelli, Orchestra of Teatro Carlo Felice, Orchestra of Teatro Verdi di Trieste, I Pomeriggi Musicali, Orchestra Haydn of Trento & Bolzano, Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana, I Solisti Aquilani, Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese, Orchestra Sinfonica della Provincia di Bari, Orchestra Sinfonica Salernitana, Orchestra del Teatro Rendano, Orchestra Filarmonica di Torino, I Virtuosi Italiani (Verona), Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo. Among the Orchestras abroad, he collaborated with Central Park Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Philharmonic for the New Year Concert in Shanghai Symphony Hall, the New York Chamber Virtuosi at Merkin Hall (Lincoln Center), Orchestra Sinfonica of Mar del Plata (Argentina), Voronezh Philharmonic (Russia).
He is Founder and Board Member of “La Fondazione NY” and Founder and President of the Venetian Community of New York. He was Managing Director of the Foundation for Italian Art and Culture in New York.
In the latest months, he was in tournée with Hollywood actor John Malkovich for the project “Report on the Blind” with music by Alfred Schnittke. His next productions will be: at Teatro Petruzzelli with Fledermaus of Strauss for the schools, with the Filarmonica of Benevento in Campania and Calabria for the Holiday Concert, with the Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana at Palazzo Vecchio in Firenze, at Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova with La Rondine by Puccini, in Nevada (USA) for a Lyrical/Symphonic Concert with the Reno Philharmonic, at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice with Rossini’s Il Signor Bruschino, again at the Petruzzelli Theater for the schools, in Central Park 2018 for Opera Italiana etc.