Giordano Bellincampi

General Music Director, Duisburg Philharmonic
Chief Conductor, Kristiansand Symphony
Music Director, Auckland Philharmonia

Biography

Giordano Bellincampi is the Music Director of the Auckland Philharmonia, General Music Director of the Duisburg Philharmonic and Chief Conductor of the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra. Born in Italy and moving to Copenhagen at a young age, he began his career as a trombonist with the Royal Danish Orchestra before making his professional conducting debut in 1994. Previously, he was the Principal Conductor of I Pomeriggi Musicali, Milan, General Music Director of the Danish National Opera from 2005 – 2013, Music Director of the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra from 2000 – 2006 and, between 1997 – 2000, he was also Chief Conductor of the Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen, the leading contemporary ensemble in Denmark. Bellincampi enjoys regular relationships as a guest with many orchestras around the world, particularly in Scandinavia and Europe, including the Royal Stockholm, Rotterdam and Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestras and the St Petersburg Symphony, but also in North America, Asia and Australia. With an enormous repertoire embracing classical, romantic and contemporary music, he is particularly celebrated for his prowess in the Central European, Italian and Scandinavian symphonic traditions, and for his interpretations of significant choral and vocal works.  In 2015 he has focused on the 150th anniversary of the birth of Carl Nielsen, performing a wide selection of his works both in Denmark and abroad.

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Reviews

“A very polished and dramatic performance from the whole orchestra, demonstrating Mahler’s breakthrough symphonic vision […] carefully weighted dynamics and contrasts from Maestro Bellincampi made sure we got coherence out of chaos.”

TAKESHI ITO

Stuff Nation

“The authority and command of [Bellincampi’s] baton lead the symphony through Ottorino Respighi’s orchestral Roman Trilogy with a full battery of emotions running the gamut from the sensitive. Careful attention to color, mood, and orchestration lead to an interpretation which was captivating, neatly defined, and which held the audience firmly in its grasp. He is to be congratulated in every respect.”

Wayne F. Anthony

The Blade

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“A very polished and dramatic performance from the whole orchestra, demonstrating Mahler’s breakthrough symphonic vision […] carefully weighted dynamics and contrasts from Maestro Bellincampi made sure we got coherence out of chaos.”

TAKESHI ITO, Stuff Nation 

“The authority and command of [Bellincampi’s] baton lead the symphony through Ottorino Respighi’s orchestral Roman Trilogy with a full battery of emotions running the gamut from the sensitive. Careful attention to color, mood, and orchestration lead to an interpretation which was captivating, neatly defined, and which held the audience firmly in its grasp. He is to be congratulated in every respect.”

WAYNE F. ANTHONY, The Blade 

“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 

“After a brilliant concert at the sold out Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the musicians and musical director Giordano Bellincampi were showered with standing ovations and flowers. Although many listeners may have come mainly because of the violinist Sarah Chang, the enthusiasm for Bellincampi’s spirited interpretation of Beethoven’s Seventh was virtually unlimited. And the Philharmonic brought out the bursting energy of the piece to its fullest without ever tiring. The sound remained transparent and rounded in all facets. To open the Duisburgers displayed blossoming and brilliant soundscapes in the rarely played and superbly thrilling Helios Overture by Carl Nielsen.”

Pedro Obiera, Der Westen