Orchestral Training for Symphony Orchestra & Conducting course


Versatility has always been a distinctive feature of Salvatore Percacciolo's musical personality; he loves to live musical expression from different perspectives as an opera and symphonic conductor as well as a pianist in severalchamber ensembles, ranging from baroque to contemporary music.
He recently inaugurated the 2021/22 season of the Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania with Rossini's The Barber of Seville and 75th season of the Teatro Lirico Sperimentale in Spoleto with Britten's The Rape of Lucretia staged at the Teatro Caio Melisso.
In October 2020, he conducted the world premiere of the musical installation The World to Come by German composer Birke Bertelsmeier, directed by Tilman Hecker, at the Vollgutlager in Berlin with the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin, meeting with great public and critical acclaim. He has also conducted Lucia di Lammermoor in the production by Denis Krief at the Teatro Lirico in Cagliari,Rossini’s The Barber of Seville in the production by Paolo Rossi at the Teatro Nuovo in Spoleto, El Retablo de Maese Pedro by De Falla with Figli d'Arte Cuticchio at the Teatro Politeama Garibaldi in Palermo, the Don Giovanni at the Teatro Bellini in Catania, Rossini’s La Cenerentola at the Teatro Greco in Lecce, La Bohème at the Opera Theatre in Tirana, the Tosca and Madama Butter fly at the Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago, Ravel’s L'Heure Espagnol and worldpremiere of Derrick Wang’s opera Scalia/Ginsburg at Castleton Festival in Virginia (USA), Mozart’s La finta semplice for A.S.L.I.C.O, and Zauberflöte (A.S.L.I.C.O opera domani) at the Royal Opera House in Muscat, Oman.
His symphonic activity with orchestras such as La Toscanini in Parma, the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, the Orchestra di Padova and del Veneto, the Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale in Bologna and the Cagliari Lirico Orchestra, the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester in Berlin has been particularly intense in recent years. He has also worked withinternationally renowned soloists such as Roberto Cominati, Francesco D'Orazio, James Galway, Calogero Palermo, Giovanni Sollima, and Uto Ughi. Since 2020 he has also collaborated with the Philharmonische Camerata of the Berliner Philharmoniker.
Chief conductor of the Orchestra Giovanile Siciliana of Palermo (2018/2019), Salvatore has always devoted special attention to youth orchestras, through collaborations in Italy, Germany, the United States and Brazil.
An active supporter of contemporary music as well as of projects of contamination between different music genres, Salvatore has conducted works by Nicola Campogrande (Concerto for public and orchestra), Michael Daugherty (Fire and Blood), Paolo Marzocchi (Variazioni inverse), Giovanni Ferrauto (Persistenze di memoria), as well as seldomperformed scores by Gian Francesco Malipiero (Sinfonia del mare), Ildebrando Pizzetti (Concerto per arpa), and Eliodoro Sollima (Cantata sacra e profana).
Winner of the "Carlo Maria Giulini" prize of the Music School in Fiesole, in 2014 he was invited by Maestro LorinMaazel as "conductor fellow" at the Castleton Festival in Virginia (USA). Maazel himself, after defining Salvatore as "one of the greatest conducting talents I have ever met," appointed him as his replacement in Mozart's Don Giovanni for the festival he founded and directed.
He graduated in piano at the "A. Corelli" Conservatory in Messina, he studied composition at the "A. Scarlatti" Conservatory in Palermo and earned his master’s degree in Advanced Orchestral Conducting at the "U. Giordano" Conservatory in Foggia.
A student of Piero Bellugi in Florence, in 2010 he graduated with merit at the "School of Italian Opera" in Bolognawhere he had the opportunity to deepen his knowledge of the opera repertoire with the Maestros Bruno Bartoletti and Nicola Luisotti. He also studied with Jorma Panula in Finland and Lorin Maazel in the United States.