Stefano Miceli

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Stefano Miceli (born 14 April 1975) is an Italian classical pianist and conductor.

He made his concert debut at the age of 11, then he moved to study in Naples at the Royal University of Music "San Pietro a Majella" under the direction of internationally renowned Vincenzo Vitale's pupils and Roberto de Simone's (for composition) which led him to study conducting with Donato Renzetti. Then he attended the Catholic University of America in Washington DC and the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole in Florence, Italy.

Miceli represents the Neapolitan Piano School. In 1993 Miceli made his American debut in New Orleans and Las Vegas and since then he has toured Europe, the United States, Israel, Australia, Asia and South America. As a soloist and conductor he is probably best known for his arrangements and interpretations of Ástor Piazzolla's Four Seansos for piano and orchestra, playing them in major concert halls such as Carnegie Hall in New York, Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Berlin Philharmonie, Fenice Opera Theatre, Great Hall in Melbourne; he has also played the full cycles of Mozart and Liszt works for piano and orchestra, as soloist and conductor.

In addition to his solo work, Miceli maintains a good relationship with orchestras and conductors such as Salzburg Orchestra, Leipzig Philharmonic Orchestra, Milan Scala Chamber Orchestra, Fenice Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica de Maracaibo], Orquesta de la Juventud Zuliana El Sistema, Beijing Symphony Orchestra, BCP Berlin Philharmonie, Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana, Dallas Virtuosi Orchestra, Bellini Opera House Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica Italiana, Slovak Kammerorchester, Moldova Philharmonic, Cluj orchestra, European Orchestra, Las Cruces [Sanremo Symphony Orchestra, Milan Orchestra Pomeriggi Musicali and many others. His international reputation has been built up by both his concert activity and appearances as guest professor at universities and masterclasses in the USA, Australia Europe and Asia. He's been a faculty member of the Steinway Society Academy in Verona, Italy, "Visiting Professor" at Boston University (from 2010 onwards).

Miceli is one of five Italian Academy Foundation Artists, selected to perform regularly during the 64 year old Foundation's Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center programs.

Miceli has been Principal Guest Artist and Conductor of Leipzig Philharmonic Orchestra in Germany, Principal Guest Artist of the Cameristi della Fenice Orchestra, Conductor-in-Residence of Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana in Italy. He is the Music Director of the Orchestra Sinfonica Italiana. He has been the founder and also the Artistic Director of the Bergamo Festival Internazionale della Cultura in Italy. Stefano Miceli is the Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Milano Metropolitan Orchestra.

In December 2008 Miceli received a Silver Medal by the President of the Republic of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano and he's the recipient of the Bravo Award 2012 in New York. A Centaur Recording Artist Miceli is a Steinway Artist.

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