‘every moment of the action was alive...a crisp, dynamic performance…’
-Los Angeles Times
Recently named Associate Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chilean-Italian conductor Paolo Bortolameolli has a bustling concert schedule across the Americas, Asia, and Europe. In addition to his post in Los Angeles, he is also Guest Conductor in Residence of the Orchestra of the Americas.
Highlights of his upcoming season include performances at the Hollywood Bowl and across the city of Los Angeles, appearances with the Houston, Cincinnati, Detroit, and Vancouver symphony orchestras, as well as tours with the Orchestra della Toscana (Florence), the Gulbenkian Orchestra (Lisbon), and the Orchestra of the Americas (México). Additionally, he will debut with the Hong Kong Philharmonic at the Hong Kong Festival to conduct Mahler’s epic Das Lied von der Erde in a production premiered in Los Angeles at Walt Disney Concert Hall last season.
Having conducted every significant orchestra in his Chilean homeland, Paolo has been awarded prizes three times by the Arts Critics Association as Symphonic and Opera Conductor of the Year. He returns this season to the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional Juvenil to conduct the world premiere of Jorge Peña Hen’s Piano Concerto, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Chile for The Miraculous Mandarin, as well as the Orquesta Filarmónica de Chile at the Teatro Municipal de Santiago for Mahler’s Seventh Symphony.
In addition to the upcoming engagements named above, Paolo’s recent visits to the Latin world include the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar (Venezuela), Orquesta Clásica Santa Cecilia (Spain), Orquesta Filarmónica de Buenos Aires (Argentina), Orquesta Sinfónica del SODRE (Uruguay), and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería (México).
He is passionately committed to new music and audiences, having developed innovative projects such as RiteNow, a celebration of the centennial of The Rite of Spring, and also as the creator of “Ponle Pausa,” a project that seeks to revolutionize the concept of music education through the implementation of short videos and concerts targeting social network users. Paolo conducted ATLAS, a landmark new production of Meredith Monk’s inventive opera, performed at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. This year he was invited as lecturer for a TED Talk in New York.
Paolo holds a Master of Music degree (Yale School of Music, 2013), a Graduate Performance Diploma (Peabody Institute, 2015), a Piano Performance Diploma (Universidad Católica de Chile, 2006), and a Conducting Diploma (Universidad de Chile, 2011).