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Michele Gamba

Jette Parker Young Artist


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.

Upcoming productions

  • JPYA Summer Performance

    Cast as Conductor (Così fan tutte)

    The Royal Opera’s stars of tomorrow take to the main stage in a showcase performance, the culmination of all their hard work over the Season.


Language coaching for Eugene Onegin - Royal Opera LIVE

News and features

  1. Spring/Summer 2013/14 lunchtime recitals

    Spring/Summer 2013/14 lunchtime recitals

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

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

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

    Michele Gamba accepts position as Jette Parker Associate Conductor.