Giordano Bellincampi

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Giordano Bellincampi (born 1965) is an Italian-born Danish conductor and trombonist. He is the Music Director of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Previous position have included General Music Director of the Duisburg Philharmonic, Chief Conductor of the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra, General Music Director of the Danish National Opera in Aarhus and chief conductor of the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra.

Early life and education[edit]

Bellincampi was born in Rome in 1965. In 1976 he moved to Denmark with his family.[1] He was educated at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen where he studied both the bass trombone and conducting, the latter under famous Finnish conductor Jorma Panula among others.[2] He started out as an orchestra musician in the Royal Danish Orchestra.

Conducting of classical music[edit]

He made his debut as a conductor in August 1994 with the Odense Symphony Orchestra. Since then he has been a regular guest conductor with all the Danish symphony orchestras. From 1997 to 2000 he was chief conductor of Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen, a leading Danish avantgarde ensemble, as well as Principal Guest Conductor of the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2000 he became Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Copenhagen Philharmonic, a position he held until 2005.

Conducting of opera[edit]

In 2005 Bellincampi was appointed as the artistic director of the Danish National Opera in Aarhus where he had made his debut as an opera conductor with Der Graf von Luxemburg and continued to work regularly.[3]

In 2000 he had his debut with the Royal Danish Opera, conducting La bohème at the Royal Danish Theatre's Old Stage. His work with the Royal Danish Opera since then has included conducting all of Puccini's operas as well as several other main works, including Aida for the inauguration of the new Copenhagen Opera House in 2005.[3]

In 2008 Bellincampi's contract with the Danish National Opera, otherwise running until 2010, was extended until 2013.[4] In Aarhus he has also conducted a numerous concerts and collaborated with leading international names such as Angela Gheorghiu, Joseph Calleja, Antonello Palombi and Bryn Terfel as well as regularly worked with soloists such as Sarah Chang and Grigorij Sokolov.[3]

International work[edit]

Bellincampi has increasingly worked internationally, conducting in North America, Asia, Europe and New Zealand. Orchestras he has worked with outside of Denmark include the Rotterdam Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Toledo Symphony Orchestra, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in Dublin, the Royal Flanders Philharmonic, I Pomeriggi Musicali in Milan, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Lahti Symphony Orchestra, KBS Symphony Orchestra in Seoul, Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Deutsche Oper am Rhein and Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in New Zealand.[5]


Works conducted at the Danish National Opera:

Tosca Tristan und Isolde

Works conducted at the Royal Danish Opera:

Manon Lescaut Il Trovatore La Traviata Madama Butterfly Turandot Die Zauberflöte Tosca


  1. ^ "Giordano Bellincampi". Royal Danish Theatre. Archived from the original on March 28, 2008. Retrieved 2010-04-12.
  2. ^ "Giordano Bellincampi". Gyldendal. Retrieved 2010-04-12.
  3. ^ a b c "Giordano Bellincampi". Den Jyske Opera. Archived from the original on 2009-08-27. Retrieved 2010-04-12.
  4. ^ "Den Jyske Opera forlænger samarbejdet med operachef Giordano Bellincampi" (PDF). Den Jyske Opera. Retrieved 2010-04-12.
  5. ^ "Giordano Bellincampi". Kmg Artists. Retrieved 2010-04-12.
Cultural offices
Preceded by
Chief Director, Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen
Succeeded by
Pierre-André Valade
Preceded by
Heinrich Schiff
Chief Conductor, Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra
Succeeded by
Lan Shui
Preceded by
Troels Kold
Music Director, Danish National Opera
2005 - 2013
Succeeded by
Annilese Miskimmon