At the age of 32, Daniele Rustioni is one of the most exciting conductors of his generation and has been awarded as the “Best Newcomer of the Year” by the International Opera Awards 2013. He is presently the Principal Conductor of the Orchestra della Toscana, one of the well-known Italian symphonic orchestras and has been the Music Director of the Teatro Petruzzelli, Bari between 2012 and 2014. The critic of The Times has affirmed: “Clearly another rising talent destined for big things”.
In March 2011 he appeared for the first time conducting Aida at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and returns regularly since. In October 2012 made his debut at Teatro alla Scala with La Bohème and was re-invited to celebrate Verdi conducting a new production of Un ballo in maschera in July 2013 and Il Trovatore in February 2014.
Daniele Rustioni studied in Milan, where he graduated as organist, composer and pianist. He studied conducting with Gilberto Serembe and continued at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana, Siena under Gianluigi Gelmetti and the Royal Academy of Music in London. In In 2007 Gianandrea Noseda became his main mentor and gave him the chance to debut at the Teatro Regio Torino. At the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Daniele received Antonio Pappano’s personal guidance. Daniele Rustioni regularly conducts the best Italian opera houses such as Teatro Regio Torino, La Fenice in Venice, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino as well as festivals such as Rossini Opera Festival.
In the UK Daniele Rustioni has conducted at the Opera North and at the Welsh National Opera, where he came back in the fall of 2013 for an important “belcanto” project including new productions of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena and Roberto Devereux with great acclaim by all critics.
Daniele Rustioni made his debut in the US at the Glimmerglass Festival conducting Medea by Cherubini and returned for his debut with the Washington National Opera in March 2013 and for a tour with the Orchestra dell’Accademia della Scala in December 2013.
During the season 2013/14 he made debuts with at the Opéra National de Lyon for a new production of Simone Boccanegra, at the Bayerisches Staatsoper for Madama Butterfly as well as at the summer season of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma in Caracalla.
Future engagements includes the debut at the Staatsoper Berlin, at the Opernhaus Zurich and at the Opéra National de Paris.
Daniele Rustioni has an intense symphonic activity: beside his collaboration with the Orchestra della Toscana – that he also led in a concert at the KKL of Lucerne in May 2013 – he has already conducted the best Italian orchestras such as the Santa Cecilia Orchestra and the Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI. He has also conducted the BBC Philharmonic, the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, the Helsinki Philharmonic and the London Philharmonic and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Montecarlo.
During the 2014/15 season he will make debuts with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and with the Filarmonica della Scala. He will return to the London Philharmonic in October 2015.
Recording activities includes Erwin Schrott’s latest opera arias album for Sony Classical.
Daniele Rustioni returns to the Mikhailovsky Theatre where he has begun his international activity in January 2008 and where has been Principal Guest Conductor for the season 2008/09.