Curriculum Vitae

Edoardo Narbona

Talented and experienced conductor with a demonstrated history of working in the music industry. A bright personality with natural charisma, a remarkable skill and experience in working with a strong background in music management, including fine program building and enhancing collaborations, make him and excellent leader for a developing orchestra.

For LIST OF CONDUCTED REPERTOIRE

(January 2020)

 

For LIST OF STUDIED REPERTOIRE with Maestro Neeme Järvi

(OSR Geneva CH in 2013/2014 and 2014/2015)

Competence
Languages
  • Skilled orchestral conductor (BA)

  • Specialized in music didactics (MA), composition (BA), and organ (BA)

  • Experienced Music and Artistic Director

  • With a particular talent and experience in working with youth, chamber and strings orchestra

  • Always creating projects involving collaborations for full musical performances

  • Very vital, hardworking and focused

  • Intellectually and culturally advanced

  • A person with great passion and love for music

Italian

Piedmontese

English

Estonian

Awards
  • Prize of Estonian Cultural Endowment "Saaremaa Pearl of Culture 2017"

  • Prize of "Kuressaare Art's Grant 2017"

  • Läänesaarte Kammerorkester - annual award from the Estonian Cultural Endowment for its activity in 2017

  • International Conducting Competition Giuseppe Patanè in Grosseto (Italy) 3rd Prize in 2006

Education​

Graduation from Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory of Turin in the following disciplines:

  • 2009 (MA) Music Didactics

  • 2004 (BA) Orchestral Conducting with Mario Lamberto

  • 2004 (BA) Composition with Gilberto Bosco

  • 1999 (BA) Organ and organ composition with Guido Donati

 

  • 1997 Graduation from Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory of Turin’s Artistic High School

  • 1993-1995 Harpsichord student of Ottavio Dantone at Conservatory's Liceo Musicale of Turin.

 

Current Experience
  • Läänesaarte Kammerorkester 
Music Director and Head Conductor 
In 2017 Edoardo Narbona founded the LSKO Chamber Orchestra and started to work with musicians of the islands of the Baltic Sea. The orchestra is now known for its interesting and unusual repertoire and for its collaborations with soloists.
  • Solo and chamber concert series in Kuressaare city since 2017
Organ Balcony solo concerts, Poetry and Harpsichord concerts, English Tea chamber concerts 
Edoardo Narbona started three series of concerts in the city of Kuressaare (Estonia) in 2017, showing his wide knowledge and musical skill on organ, harpsichord and piano.
  • Kuressaare muusikakool, Saaremaa (Estonia)
Music Director of the Kuressaare Music School Sinfonietta, harpsichord and piano accompanist.

In 2016 Edoardo has taken the responsibility of leading a youth orchestra. An important way to express music and raise a new generation of young musicians. In addition to the regular concert program of various composers, Edoardo will take youth to the national song festivals throughout Estonia.

  • I Musici di San Grato (IMSG) Chamber Orchestra 
Music Director and Head Conductor
In 2003 Edoardo Narbona founded the IMSG Chamber Orchestra and started to work with young musicians. Over a decade the orchestra has grown to be an important musical group in Turin with 4/5 concerts per year. Always known and cherished for its interesting, educative and refreshing repertoire and loved for its bright conductor.
Relevant Experience
  • Artistic Director of the Terre del Nord Torino Festival (Lands of North Turin Festival), the one of its kind in Italy, includes classical music, art and literature (composed, painted or written by Nordic artists only), with guests from Northern Europe. Exposed and heard in Turin for one week of February for three editions (2014-2016).

  • Followed his teacher and mentor Maestro Neeme Järvi with his work in Geneva (CH) with Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in 2013/2014 and 2014/2015.

  • Artistic Director of Franz Schubert Music Association in Turin, Italy 2010-2014

  • Tutor of contemporary repertoire at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory of Turin, Italy 2009-2011

  • Full time Chamber Music Teacher in the School of Music in Grugliasco, Italy 2008-2012

  • Founder and conductor of the vocal ensemble Ismaè, Italy 2006-2010

  • Second Conductor of  the Chamber Orchestra Giovane Dissonanza in Grugliasco, Italy 2002-2003

  • Remarkable appearance as Guest Conductor (please see the list below)

Master Classes

Orchestral  Conducting:

  • 2013 Järvi Summer Academy with Neeme Järvi, Paavo Järvi and Leonid Grin in Pärnu (Estonia)

  • 2013 Eri Klas in Tartu (Estonia)

  • 2011 Jonathan Brett in Valtu (Estonia)

  • 2006 Aldo Ceccato in Orvieto (Italy)

 

Other:

  • 2017-2018 Organ classes with Bernard Winsemius (Amsterdam)

  • 2005-2006 Opera specialized master classes with Dante Mazzola, Aldo Faldi and Sandro Gorli

  • 2004-2005 Orchestration classes with Gilberto Bosco and Giancarlo Gazzani (Turin)

  • 2000-2002 Organ classes with Liuwe Tamminga (Bologna)

 

Chamber and String Orchestras:

  • Läänesaarte Kammerorkester (Kuressaare, Saaremaa, Estonia)

  • Oronmylly Festival Youth String Orchestra (Finland)

  • I Musici di San Grato Chamber Orchestra (Turin, Italy)

  • Terre del Nord Festival Orchestra (Turin, Italy)

  • Ensemble Debonair (Turin, Italy)

  • Pärnu Music Festival Chamber Orchestra (Pärnu, Estonia)

  • Rapla Festival Orchestra (Rapla, Estonia)

  • Shepton Strings (Somerset, UK)

  • Durres Chamber Orchestra (Durres, Albania)

  • Camerata Strumentale Timisoara (Timisoara, Romania)

  • Conceptorchestra (Turin, Italy)

  • String Orchestra of Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory of Turin (Turin, Italy)

  • I Solisti di Asti Chamber Orchestra (Asti, Italy)

  • Gioacchino Rossini Chamber Orchestra (Salerno, Italy)

  • Boccherini Ensemble of Milan (Milan, Italy)

  • Workshop Ensemble of Contemporary Music (Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory of Turin , Italy)

  • Youth Orchestra of Grugliasco (Turin, Italy)

  • Divertimento Ensemble (Milan, Italy)​

  • Palazzo Barolo String Orchestra (Turin, Italy)

Symphony Orchestras:

  • Pärnu Music Festival Youth Orchestra (Pärnu, Estonia)

  • Mid-Somerset Orchestra (Somerset, UK)

  • Orchestra of Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory of (Turin, Italy)

  • Grosseto Symphony Orchestra (Grosseto, Italy)

  • Valsusa Symphony Orchestra (Susa, Italy)

  • Orchestra Stabile of Teatro Alfa di Torino (Turin, Italy)

  • Festival della Via Francigena Canavesana Orchestra (Ivrea, Italy)

  • Suzuki Convention International Orchestra (Turin, Italy)

  • Suzuki Orchestra of the Suzuki Talent Center School (Turin, Italy)

  • International Spazio Musica Festival Orchestra (Orvieto, Italia)

  • Orchestra of the Accademia Musicale Umbra (Perugia, Italy)​

Collaborations with:

  • Estonian Music Teachers Symphony Orchestra (Türi, Estonia)

  • Santa Fé String Quartet (Argentina)

  • Boccherini Quartet (Milan, Italy)

Conducted Orchestras and Ensembles
Organist and Accompanist
  • Today         Active solo and chamber player on organ, harpsichord and piano

  • 2010-2016     Head Organist at the church of Nostra Signora di Lourdes, Turin (Italy)

  • 1991-2011     Head Organist at the church of  Nostra Signora del Suffragio, Turin (Italy)

  • 1997-1998     Vocal accompanist in the class of Movement and stage techniques at Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory of Turin

Affiliations
  • Member of Ralph Vaughan Williams Society (UK) 

  • Member of Franz Schubert Association of Turin (Italy)

Interests
  • Musical scores - his personal library of musical scores consists of more then 1000 works, including a wide section dedicated to the repertoire of string and chamber orchestra.

  • Recordings – he has purchased a remarkable collection of classical and contemporary music (CD).

  • Literature – he owns a great collection of books that cover music history and musicology, music pedagogy, history and teology.

  • Railway modelling - he is a great fan of the english railways of the great Steam Era and, in general, of freight trains, both of which he has a considerable collection running on his home layout.

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