Claudio Scimone (23 December 1934 – 6 September 2018) was an Italian conductor.
He was born in Padua, Italy and studied conducting with Dmitri Mitropoulos and Franco Ferrara. He established an international reputation as a conductor, as well as a composer. He revived many baroque and renaissance works. His discography includes over 150 titles, and he won numerous prizes, including the Grand Prix du Disque of the Académie Charles Cros.
Claudio Scimone was the founder of I Solisti Veneti (the ensemble with which most of his recordings have been made) and at the time of his death was the honorary conductor of the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon, Portugal.
Claudio Scimone was awarded the title of Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic (the highest ranking honour of the Republic). He was also awarded an honorary law degree from the University of Padua.
- Stevenson, Joseph. "Biography: Claudio Scimone". Allmusic. Retrieved 3 May 2010.
- 262 recordings listed at discogs.com accessed 14 October 2018
- The Gulbenkian Orchestra's page includes Claudio Scimone as honorary conductor, musica.gulbenkian.pt/orquestra
- Claudio Scimone biography at the Gulbenkian Orchestra site accessed 14 October 2018
- Notes regarding Claudio Scimone at www.tartinifestival.org accessed 14 October 2018
- Recording of Clementi symphonies, by Philharmonia Orchestra under Claudio Scimone at www.discogs.com accessed 14 October 2018
Juan Pablo Izquierdo
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