Praised by composer George Crumb for his "sensitive and insightful interpretation", 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 collaborative approach to music and a passion for connecting the 21st-century audience to the concert stage, A Dudamel Fellow for the LA Phil’s 2016/17 season Bortolameolli enjoys conducting, working with youth orchestras, collaborating with today’s composers, lecturing and writing.
Bortolameolli is 2017 Guest Conductor in Residence YOA Orchestra of the America and was Semifinalist in the Mahler Competition 2016. Recently he debuted with the LA Phil in a Toyota Symphonies for Youth concert. (February 2017)
As Assistant Conductor of Yale Philharmonia, he collaborated with conductors such as, Peter Oundjian, Xu Zhong, Jahja Ling, Shinik Hahm, William Christie and Helmut Rilling.
During the 2014/15 season he was Cover Conductor for Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. He was also Principal Conductor of the New Haven Chamber Orchestra during the 2012/13 season.
In 2013, he made his debut with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Santiago (Chile), celebrating the Centennial Anniversary of The Rite of Spring, in a performance that garnered him the Special Award from the Chilean Critics Association.
Since then he has conducted every other major orchestra of his country, including the Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile, the Orquesta de la Universidad de Concepción, the Orquesta USACH, the Orquesta de Cámara de Chile and the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional Juvenil, among others.
In 2016 Bortolameolli was awarded Best Opera Conductor (arts critics from Chile) for his debut as opera conductor at Teatro Municipal de Santiago. (Tancredi, Rossini).
He has worked with internationally renowned soloists, such as Ray Chen, Lucas Macías Navarro, Pacho Flores, Yuzuko Horigome, and Kun-Woo Paik, among others.
In 2007, he was named among the 100 Young Leaders of the Country by the Chilean national magazine Sábado.
Bortolameolli holds a Master of Music degree in Orchestral Conducting from the Yale School of Music (Shinik Hahm - 2013) and a Graduate Performance Diploma from the Peabody Institute (2015), where he studied under the guidance of Gustav Meier and Markand Thakar.
He graduated from the Arts Faculty of the University of Chile (David del Pino Klinge 2011) and from the Universidad Católica de Chile, where he studied piano with Professor Frida Conn.