Anthony Gabriele

Conductor

Biography

Anthony has established an international reputation for conducting with tremendous passion born of a profound knowledge and understanding of the repertoire. He has worked with orchestras and companies as diverse as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Philharmonia Orchestra (London), Britten Sinfonia, Zürcher Kammerorchester, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liege, Gulbenkian Orchestra (Lisbon), Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Oulu Symphony Orchestra, Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, Basel Symphony Orchestra, City Light Symphony Orchestra (Lucerne), Bulgarian State Opera, Abai State Kazakh National Opera & Ballet Theatre, RTÉ Concert Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra (Ireland), Oviedo Filarmonía, Barcelona Symphony & Catalonia National Orchestra, Bilbao Symphony Orchestra, Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier, and the Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse.

Anthony’s career has taken him around the world working with artists such as percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie; tenors Fabio Armiliato and Noah Stewart; accordionist Ksenija Sidorova; Irish singer/songwriter Ronan Keating; and violinist Daniel Hope.

Anthony’s life-long fascination with story-telling in music has always informed his choices. As a Musical Director on London’s West End, and internationally, his credits include The Lion King, CATS, The Phantom of the Opera, Grease, The Wizard of Oz, Funny Girl, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Sound of Music and Evita. As a past prize winner in the international opera conducting competition Blue Danube Musik Impresario (Vienna), Anthony’s opera credits include Don Carlo, La traviata, La bohème, Don Giovanni and Madama Butterfly.

However, it is as one of the finest conductors of ‘Film with Orchestra’ concerts, that Anthony has achieved greatest acclaim with performances of 26 titles and the World Premieres of Superman, Spectre, Moby Dick, and Les Choristes. Other titles include Psycho, Vertigo, An American in Paris, Singinin the Rain, The Wizard of Oz, E.T.: the Extra-Terrestrial, Home Alone, Jurassic Park, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Disneys Fantasia, Disneys Beauty and the Beast, Apollo 13, Back to the Future, West Side Story, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Casino Royale, Skyfall, GameOn!, The Holiday, the silent film Blancanieves and Charlie Chaplin’s silent films The Adventurer, The Circus and City Lights.

Highlights of Anthony’s 2023/2024 season include the World Premiere of Fiddler on the Roof – Film with Orchestra; a return to The Retro Festival to perform with multi-award winning American singer/songwriter Anastacia; his debut with the The Hallé, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Orchestre National de Cannes, Orchestra Italiana del Cinema, and the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra; and performing at the Llais Festival in Cardiff with renowned vocalists Olivia Chaney, Charlotte Church, ESKA, Laura Mvula and Georgia Ruth, showcasing Vincent Mendoza’s fully-orchestrated masterpieces of iconic singer/songwriter, Joni Mitchell.

Anthony is represented by Femke Lenau at IMG Artists.

Reviews

“…Anthony Gabriele’s performance as conductor serves to showcase skilful versatility of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, who interpret Mendoza’s broad spectrum of jazz-infused classical arrangements with sensitivity and feeling. Gabriele holds the stage with smiling warmth and passion.

There is a generosity in all his interactions with the vocalists and musicians. His joy for performance and deep engagement with the music is infectious, and this filters into the delivery of all the arrangements.”

Nation.Cymru

“…Conductor Anthony Gabriele, invited to Liège for two evenings and a master of the art of synchronisation, succeeded in instilling in his troops the necessary rigour, but also lyricism, infectious enthusiasm and love of a score that is exceptional in many ways. The pride and joy of taking part in such an experience were evident on the faces of the musicians from Liège, who came together in full force for the occasion, much to the delight of a packed house, highly attentive and moved as never before by the thwarted loves of Maria and Tony.”

Forum Opera

“…Gabriele is a master of synchronising an orchestra’s live performance to the unforgiving fixed demands of a movie screening and his coaxing the aural beauty of the Philharmonia’s talent, opened up new layers of nuance to this wonderful fable…

…The Philharmonia are of course world-class, and their delivery of William’s score [for E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial] was flawless … This combination of a classic film, projected over the heads of the players and instruments of one of the finest orchestras around and all helmed under Gabriele’s masterful baton, created an evening that that was simply out of this world!”   

Jonathan Baz

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