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Michele Gamba

Jette Parker Young Artist

Biography

Michele Gamba in action.
Michele Gamba, Jette Parker Young Artists Programme

Conductor and répétiteur Michele Gamba joined the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme in September 2012. He made his Royal Opera House conducting debut with Bastien und Bastienne during Meet the Young Artists Week and also conducted a Southbank Sinfonia concert in the Crush Room and an excerpt from Eugene Onegin for the JPYA Summer Performance on the Main Stage. He joined the Royal Opera music staff for Siegfried, Götterdämmerung, La bohème, Eugene Onegin, Written on Skin, Simon Boccanegra and La rondine.

Born in Italy, Gamba studied composition at Milan Conservatoire and philosophy at Milan University. After winning the Rudolf Serkin Prize, he went on to study at the Royal Academy of Music, where he specialized in chamber music and Lieder. He made his conducting debut at the Royal Festival Hall in 2009 with the LPO Future Firsts Orchestra and was then invited to work as assistant conductor and répétiteur at the Hamburg State Opera. He has performed in festivals and concerts throughout Europe, and won prizes in national and international competitions.

Active both in the symphonic and operatic repertory, Gamba has conducted orchestras including Nuova Cameristica Italiana, Divertimento Ensemble, Niederbayerische Philharmonie and Sofia Festival Orchestra.

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News and features

2013/14 Review: Reflecting on a Season of highlights and artistic dreams realized for Jette Parker Young Artists

2013/14 Review: Reflecting on a Season of highlights and artistic dreams realized for Jette Parker Young Artists

19 July 2014

Opera’s next stars will take to the stage on Sunday 20 July for annual JPYA Summer performance.

Young Artist Profile: Michele Gamba

Young Artist Profile: Michele Gamba

20 June 2014

The Italian conductor and répétiteur on the ‘Pappano sound’ and why learning music is like using a good olive oil.

Spring/Summer 2013/14 lunchtime recitals

Spring/Summer 2013/14 lunchtime recitals

1 April 2014

See the future stars of opera for free at the Royal Opera House.

Jonathan Santagada and Colin J Scott join the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme

Jonathan Santagada and Colin J Scott join the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme

27 February 2014

Michele Gamba accepts position as Jette Parker Associate Conductor.

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