|Dr Alberto Massimo|
Alberto graduated BMus in organ, trumpet, double bass, and composition in 1984. Specialising in conducting, he attended courses in Vienna, Salzburg, at the Accademia Chigiana in Sienna and a postgraduate course at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome, studying with Gianandera Gavazzeni, Ferdinand Leitner, Carlo Maria Giulini, Franco Ferrara and Leonard Bernstein, and receiving a doctorate and diploma in conducting. In Rome he received appointments as “maestro di cappella” (organist and choirmaster and conductor), remaining at the Basilica di Santa Cecilia for four years and occasionally playing for a Papal Mass in the Vatican. During this time, Alberto worked with principal singers at the Teatro dell’ Opera and he also conducted the orchestra of the Opera di Roma at the Church of Sant’ Ignazio with the soprano Sumi Jo as soloist. The spring concerts given in the Cancelleria by the Academy of Santa Cecilia were often conducted by Maestro Massimo and in 1989 he was a guest artist in Spoleto during the famous Festival dei Due Mondi.
To contact Alberto please call 0131 225 2728
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