Praised by composer George Crumb for his "sensitive and insightful interpretation", Chilean conductor Paolo Bortolameolli has been gaining international attention as one of the most interesting young conductors from South America of his generation.
Along with his musical personality Bortolameolli brings a visual, synthetic and collaborative approach to music that is infused by his fascination for and interplay among the arts. With his passion for connecting the 21st-century audience to the concert stage, Bortolameolli enjoys conducting, working with youth orchestras, collaborating with todays composers, lecturing and writing.
Recently appointed Assistant Conductor of Los Angeles Philharmonic, he was a Dudamel Fellow for the Orchestra's 2016/2017 season. He is also Guest Conductor in Residence with YOA Orchestra of the America (2017).
He has collaborated with conductors such as Gustavo Dudamel, Thomas Adès, Peter Oundjian, William Christie and Helmuth Rilling. He has recently debuted with the LA Philharmonic in a concert of the Symphonies for Youthseries.
Bortolamelolli was Cover Conductor of Marin Alsop (Baltimore Symphony, 2015), and was Principal Conductor of the New Haven Chamber (2013). As Guest Conductor he has lead the main orchestras of his country working with renowned soloists such as Ray Chen, Lucas Macías Navarro, Pacho Flores, Yuzuko Horigome, Kun-Woo Paik among others.
Highly committed with new music and audiences, Bortolameolli has been at the head of innovative projects such as the RiteNow Project, a celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Rite of Spring.
In Chile Bortolameolli was chosen as one of the 100 young leaders of the country (2007) and awarded twice by the Arts critics Association as Symphonic and Opera conductor.
Recent highlights are his collaboration with The Industry Opera company in Los Angeles and a world première of Matthew Barnson at Carnegie Hall (2013).
Bortolameolli has participated in masterclasses of Bernard Haitink, Neeme Järvi, Paavo Järvi, Peter Gülke, and Jorma Panula; and is Master of Music (Yale School of Music, 2013) and GPD (Peabody Institute, 2015 - Gustav Meier and Markand Thakar).
Works conducted in the Competition:
Round 2 – Semi-finals
Bartók: Divertimento (excerpt)
Chopin: Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor, Op 21: II Larghetto (excerpt)
Brahms: Symphony No 3 in F, Op 90 (excerpt)