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”, an annual event in Central Park, New York, with the aim of promoting knowledge and appreciation of Italian Opera targeting in particular the young generation. He also holds a stable collaboration with the Teatro Petruzzelli of Bari for the Project “Opera per le Scuole”, conducting an opera composed for the schools (students with age between 6-18 years old) or reductions of the operas in the Season just for the students.
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 with M° 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.