SERGIO LA STELLA
pianist and conductor accomplishes his studies of piano and conducting at the Conservatorio Santa
Cecilia in Rome. Follows the Masterclass of L.Bernstein in S.Cecilia and G.Rozdentvensky at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena. Conducting debut in 1994 at Teatro dell'Opera di Roma with 'Manon Lescaut' and in 1996 with 'La Traviata' and 'Aida' at Kirov- Mariinsky in Saint Petersburg and 'Lucia di Lammermoor' at National Theatre in Novosibirsk. Pianist and coach alongside of
G.Albrecht, Yuri Ahronovich, B.Bartoletti, G.Gelmetti, Carlo Maria Giulini, A.Lombard, Zubin Mehta, Daniel Oren, Georges Prêtre, Nello Santi, J. Semkow, Giuseppe Sinopoli. Riccardo Muti.
Has conducted the orchestras of Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, San Carlo in Naples, Opera di Rome,
G. Verdi in Milan, Santa Cecilia, Toscanini in Parma, ORL, Taiwanese Philarmonic, Kirov-Mariinsky Saint Petersburg, invited by Valery Gergev, Wurttenbergische Philharmonie.
In tournée with Ruggero Raimondi and the Philarmonic Orchestra of Reutlingen, has conducted at Victoria Hall in Genève, Kultur und Congress Zentrum in Luzern, Stadtcasino in Bern, Tonhalle in Zurich and Konzerthalle in Basel. Accompanist and conductor with Katia Ricciarelli. Has played the role of 'Boleslao Lazinsky, pianist on stage in 'Fedora' with Daniela Dessì and Placido Domingo, of whom has been pianist and assistent in Tosca's centenary at Rome Opera.. Pianist, coach and assistent conductor of Gianluigi Gelmetti with Münchner Philharmoniker for Iris by P. Mascagni and La rondine by G. Puccini. Pianist e teacher in the Opera section of the conducting master at the Accademia Chigiana di Siena. Continuist at fortepiano and harpsichord in Purcell, Mozart, Rossini productions at Rome Opera. Pianist and coach in Wagnerian Ring and Die Schöpfung by Haydn, Vier leszte Lieder by R. Strauss with G. Sinopoli. Official pianist and conductor in the international competitions