Conductor Jader Bignamini


Jader Bignamini begins his career at the Orchestra Sinfonica laVerdi in 1998 when he is chosen as E flat clarinet by M° Riccardo Chailly. This institution then sees Bignamini move from the orchestra ranks to the podium, becoming Assistant Conductor in 2010 and Associate Conductor in 2012.

Bignamini was born in Crema and studied at the Piacenza Music Conservatory. After his studies, he starts at a very young age to collaborate with several orchestras also as a soloist and concurrently he conducts chamber groups, symphonic and operatic orchestras.

In the autumn of 2012 he participates for the second consecutive time in the MITO Festival with Berlioz' Messe Solennelle. He continues his extensive collaboration with laVerdi Orchestra, conducting the season opening and many other performances with operatic and symphonic programs (Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Glinka, Mussorgsky, Prokofiev, Ravel, Respighi, Rimsky-Korsakov, Paganini, Piazzolla, Stravinsky, Vivaldi) both in Milan and on tour in Russia (Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow and Glinka Philharmonic Hall in St. Petersburg), collaborating with soloists such as Karen Gomyo, Francesca Dego, Natasha Korsakova, Kolya Blacher and Lylia Zilberstein. Bignamini makes his symphonic debuts at the Otsu Biwako Hall in Japan, at the Teatro Municipal de Sao Paulo, Brasil, with the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana in Palermo and with Maggio Musicale in Florence.

In the 2013-2014 season, Bignamini opens the 39th Festival della Valle d'Itria in Martina Franca with Crispino e la Comare, the 20th Symphonic Season of laVerdi and the 2013 Verdi Festival in Parma with Simon Boccanegra - after which the Teatro Regio (Parma) invited him to lead the next three festival productions, and he was the assistant conductor of M° Riccardo Chailly for the Mahler VIII Symphony in Milan on november 2013.

Besides conducting symphonic concerts and the Verdi Requiem with laVerdi, highlights of Bignamini’s current season include the opening concert of the Orchestra Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna with Carmina BuranaLa Bohème at the Municipal de Sao Paulo and La Fenice, L'Elisir D'Amore in AnconaTosca at the Comunale di Bologna, La Forza del Destino at the Verdi Festival in Parma, La Bohème and Cavalleria Rusticana with L'Amor Brujo at Teatro Filarmonico di Verona.

In the last operatic season, he conducted productions of Aida at Rome’s Teatro dell’Opera, Madama Butterfly at La Feniceand he made his North American operatic debut with Rigoletto at the Santa Fe Opera in New Mexico and  in september he had his debut at La Scala for a concert.

After his last success in Frankfurt with Oberto conte di San Bonifacio by Verdi, in this season Bignamini will conduct the Orchestra laVerdi in symphonic concerts and a long tour of concerts in Asia with Mrs Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov.

Regarding opera highlights in 2016 among others he had Andrea Chénier at the Tokyo National Opera, Traviata at Rome’s Teatro dell’Opera with the direction by Sofia Coppola, Traviata at the Arena of Verona and Ciro in Babilonia by Rossini at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro.

In September 2016 he led the performances at Teatro Massimo of Palermo with Madama Butterfly, and was highly praised for his work at the Bolshoi’s revival of Manon Lescaut with Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov.

He will also be again in Rome and Frankfurt for Il Trovatore in 2017.