marco ozbič - Ashley



marco ozbič - Ashley
Marco Ozbič was born in Trieste, Italy. In 1990 he gained his first major in piano
performance in his home town and continued his studies at the University of Music in
Vienna, Austria. There he studied conducting as well as composition. He graduated in 1995.
At the present time he is engaged as conductor and chorus master by the Finnish National
Finnish National Opera - Helsinki
Mozart: The Magic Flute
(director J. Tapola, T. Katajala, N. Chorell, J. Merikanto, S. Lampimäki, K.
Soasepp, J. Silvasti)
Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra and Chamber Choir - Abonnement
Concert Philharmonic Hall - Ljubljana
(Gombert, Monteverdi, Henze)
Slovenian National Opera and Ballet - Production "Visibleinvisible" - SSG
(Music P. I. Tschaikovsky, M. Lipovšek, A. Thomas, Coreographies by I.
J. Arques, G. Balanchine)
Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra - Cankarjev Dom - Ljubljana
Debut with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra (Soloist: Tibor Kerekeš,
Armenian Music Tales - Works from Khachathurian and Arutunian
Winner of the Jury-Award - "Victor de Sabata" International Conducting
Jury: Timothy Walker - President (Artistic Director - London Philharmonic
Orchestra), Evans Mirageas (Artistic Director - Cincinnati Symphony
Orchestra and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra), Niksa Bareza (Conductor), Roar
Leinan (Artistic Director, Trondheim Opera & Symphony Orchestra), Renato
Zanettovich (Trio di Trieste)
2005 – 2009
Teatro di San Carlo - Orchestra e Coro del Teatro di San Carlo
Artistic director Jeffrey Tate
Chorus master and conductor
Highlights - as conductor
Henze: Cantata Musen Siziliens - soloists: Andrea Lucchesini & Pietro
De Maria, Piano
Mozart: Gran Partita K361,
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante K297b,
Weber: Clarinet Concerto n.1
Mozart: Requiem K626
Mendelssohn: Die Erste Walpurgisnacht, op. 60
Teatro Carlo Gesualdo di Avellino - Project "Settecento napoletano"
Paisiello: La precauzione inutile, opera (v. 1787) (dir. R. de Simone)
Dutch Church - London
Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea
"Il Corpo Cantante"
1999 – 2005
Wiener Staatsoper, Artistic Director - Seiji Ozawa
Deputy Chorus Master
Repertoire of over 70 Operas
Cooperation with conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Christian
Thielemann, Sir Simon Rattle, Daniele Gatti, Ricardo Muti, etc.
Japan Tour - Le Nozze di Figaro & Don Giovanni (Mozart) with Seiji
Salzburger Festspiele
Chorus Master and Répétiteur
Requiem (Verdi) with Ricardo Muti
Parsifal (Wagner) with Placido Domingo and James Levine
Turandot (Puccini) with Valery Gergiev
Don Giovanni (Mozart) with Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Jakobsleiter (Schönberg) with Kent Nagano
La Donna del Lago (Rossini) with Marcello Viotti
1998 – 2002
Wiener Jeunesse Chor (Artistic Director and Conductor)
Final concert of the first Viennese Salieri Symposium
Salieri: Requiem in c minor
Arvo Pärt: Passio - Vienna and Graz - with the Hilliard Ensemble
Festival Bach 2000 - Jeunesse Wien
Founded Ensemble Salieri - Wien
Concerts with many internationally established artists including:
Mario Hossen (Violin)
Ileana Tonca (Sopran)
Stella Grigorian (Mezzo-sopran)
Paul Armin Edelmann (Baryton)
Claudi Bombardo (Choreographer)
Bruckner Orchester - Linz
J. J. Fux Orchester - Graz
Martin Mühlfellner (Trumpet Solo of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra)
Robert Pobitschka (Piano)
Shostakovich, List, Mozart, Hummel, Arutunian
1995 – 1999
Wiener Sängerknaben
Over 600 concerts world-wide
Santa Cecilia (Roma), Liceu (Barcelona), Teatro Real (Madrid), Oslo,
Stockholm, Copenhagen, NHK Hall, Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo), Symphony
Hall (Osaka), New York, Boston
Co-operations with Vladimir Ashkenazy, Claudio Abbado, Wolfgang
Sawallish, Georges Prêtre
Recordings for Sony and EMI
1993 – 1995
Wiener Musikforum für zeitgenössische Musik (MICA) & Wiener
Several Premières
Wiener Konzerthaus, Odeon Theatre
Strawinsky, Cage, Nono, Berio, Lachenmann, Birtwistle,
Maxwell-Davies, Harvey
1992 – 1996
Kapellmeister at the Rochus Church – Vienna
Renaissance (Victoria, Lasso, Palestrina, Monteverdi), Baroque (Handel,
Telemann, Bach, Biber), Wiener Klassik (Michael and Joseph Haydn,
Mozart), Mass in E-flat, Mass in G, Stabat Mater, Motets (Schubert),
Motets, Requiem, Mass in E minor (Bruckner)
Founding of the Ensemble Il Maggio Fiorito
countertenors and male sopranos for the high voices: support and
participation of Ashley Stafford
1991 – 1992
Opèra du Rhin
Répétiteur for Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
Innsbrucker Barockfestspiele
Répétiteur by René Jacobs and Konrad Junghänel
Les Arts Florissants – William Christie
Preparation of the soloists Nicolas Rivenq, Jean Paul Fouchécourt and
Agnès Mell for the CD “Il Combattimento” (Harmonia mundi)
August 2013: Choir-symphonic concert at the Summerfestival "Urkuyö ja aaria", Espoo Finland
Female choir, soloists and orchestra of the Finnish national Opera
Concerts with renowned Austrian and Italian singers
CD „Romanze Italiane“ (Oehms classics) with Baryton Paul Armin Edelmann
Concerts with Paul Armin and Peter Edelmann in Musikverein (Graz, Austria), Schubertiade –
Roskilde (Dänemark), Stift Melk (Austria)
Dissertation on tempi and tempo-proportions in the “Sonata Sopra Sancta Maria” from
Monteverdi's Vespers published in the magazine Musica e Ricerca
New editions and Performances (Il maggio fiorito, Ensemble Salieri - Wien)
Messa da cappella 1650 – Biblioteca casanatense (Monteverdi)
Missa 3 choribus (Victoria)
Cantata “Deh, vieni, o Nice” (Salieri)
Lectures about performance practice and stylistic interpretation in Trieste (RAI
programmes), Napoli (Università Federico II), Ljubljana (Academy of Arts and Music) and
Vienna (Italian culture institute, MICA)
Project “Il Corpo Cantante“:
Masterclasses together with Ashley Stafford (singer and osteopath - Royal College
of Music, Royal Academy of Music, London) in England, France, Austria
and Finland
Conservatory B. Marcello – Venice (IT) (Chorus conducting and repertoire)
Universität für Musik – Graz (AT) (Pianist and coach in the Singing, Lied and Oratorium
Conservatory “N. Sala” – Benevento (IT), conservatory "F. Venezze" - Rovigo (IT) (Lied Masterclasses)
Slovenian, Italian, German, Spanish, English, French
Paolo Isotta – Corriere della Sera – Henze’s Musen Sizilien
„Musen Siziliens was performed by the orchestra and chorus of the Teatro San Carlo di
Napoli (excellent solo piano Andrea Lucchesini and Maria Di Pietro) under the direction of
Chorus Master Marco Ozbič. It’s one of the most beautiful concerts that I’ve heard in
recent times“
Maurizio Piscitelli – ilmondodisuk – Concert with Ricardo Muti
„... the chorus, prepared by Marco Ozbič ...(showed).. immaculate grace...“
Karl Löbl – Kurier
„Marco Ozbič is for him (Paul Armin Edelmann) not only an attentive accompanist but also
an differentiated and „pointed“ pianistic partner“
S.C. Loder – Operatoday
„A new „Poppea“ in London“
„The excellent small ensemble of 8 musicians, led incisively and elegantly from the
harpsichord by the experienced Marco Ozbič, musical director and fellow-creator of the
„he has a very good knowledge of voices and how to support and accompany them. More
than an accompanist, an equal partner“
Finnish National Opera
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