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During the 2012/13 season Giordano conducted his first concerts as General Music Director of the Duisburg Philharmonic and also Principal Conductor of I Pomeriggi Musicali, Milan. This season, as well as continuing in Duisburg and Milan, he takes up the position of Music Director of the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra. Previously, Giordano was General Music Director of the Danish National Opera from September 2005 to April 2013, Music Director of the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra from 2000 to 2006 (having served as the Orchestra's Principal Guest Conductor since January 1997). During the period 1997-2000, he was also Chief Conductor of the Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen, the leading avant-garde ensemble in Denmark.

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During the 2012/13 season Giordano conducted his first concerts as General Music Director of the Duisburg Philharmonic and also Principal Conductor of I Pomeriggi Musicali, Milan.  This season, as well as continuing in Duisburg and Milan, he takes up the position of Music Director of the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra.

Previously, Giordano was General Music Director of the Danish National Opera from September 2005 to April 2013, Music Director of the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra from 2000 to 2006  (having served as the Orchestra's Principal Guest Conductor since January 1997). During the period 1997-2000, he was also Chief Conductor of the Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen, the leading avant-garde ensemble in Denmark.

Giordano Bellincampi is highly sought after as a conductor around the world. He has worked with orchestras such as the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Dublin, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Bergen Philharmonic, Malmö Symphony, Stavanger Symphony, Trondheim Symphony, and St. Petersburg Symphony orchestras, the Prague Philharmonia, KBS Symphony Seoul, Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, and the Orchestra della Toscana.

He made his debut at the Royal Opera in Copenhagen with La Bohème in the Spring of 2000, and since then has conducted many of the great Italian works there, including Falstaff, La Traviata and Il Trovatore. He conducted the new production of Aida at the opening of the Royal Opera's new theatre in 2005. For Danish National Opera he has conducted Der Rosenkavalier, Der Fliegende Holländer, Tristan und Isolde, Don Giovanni and Die Zauberflöte.

Highlights of recent and future seasons include visits to the Rotterdam Philharmonic, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Slovenian Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony, RTÉ National Symphony, Copenhagen Philharmonic,  Auckland Philharmonic, Tasmanian Symphony and Lahti Symphony orchestras. At Deutsche Oper am Rhein, he closed the 12/13 season with a new production of Luisa Miller, and this season he conducts further performances of Luisa Miller and Norma, also at Deutsche Oper am Rhein.

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Reviews

"When Bellincampi carves out these large gestures, one can feel how much passion he works into the melody. "

Rudolf Hermes, JB Press Der Wester

"It can not be repeated often enough: virtually all concerts with the Duisburg's new music director Giordano Bellincampi are a sensation."

Ingo Hoddick, rp online

"Ernest Bloch’s Winter-Spring offered more delicate adventures. Using only expressive hand gestures, the conductor captured the seasonal shift to perfection....After the interval came Dvorak's...New World Symphony...Bellincampi coaxed the orchestra to surge through those heart-stopping sequences."

William Dart, Weekend Herald, Auckland

"Bellincampi scaled the orchestra to perfection..."

Michael Dervan, The Irish Times

"Duisburg is blessed to have won another great tonal aesthete with Bellincampi"

Pedro Obiera. GB Press NRZ

"Bellincampi, working without a baton, conducted with notable grace and a sense of musical ease that marked every note and shaped each phrase with sensual touch"

John Terauds, The Toronto Star

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Discography