Maestro Damian lorio
Damian Iorio makes his debut with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra in April 2015. He already conducts orchestras that include the Detroit Symphony, London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, BBC Philharmonic, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, St Petersburg Philharmonic, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, to name just a few. The current season sees returns to the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica Giuseppe Verdi (Milan) and Helikon Opera in Moscow, amongst many other engagements. Damian Iorio completed violin studies in Britain and the USA before becoming a member of the Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra.
It was during his time in Copenhagen that he also studied conducting in St Petersburg before being appointed as Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Murmansk where he became the catalyst in the subsequent success and growth of the orchestra in opera and concert. He has a wide range of repertoire which centres on the late romantic and early 20th century then to the earlier classical period and forward to the contemporary with his Italian/Anglo family background and Nordic/Russian periods being a clear, but not exclusive, influence. He also enjoys working with many youth orchestras in Europe and he is Music Director of the National Youth String Orchestra of Great Britain. Damian Iorio was born in London to a family of Italian and English musicians.
In 2006 he received the Knight of the Order of Sant’Agata from the Republic of San Marino in recognition for his services to music there.
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