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Nicolò Foron - Conductor

Biography

Nicolò Foron is an Italian, German Conductor.

His first education was in piano, with 9 he became a student of Kämmerling and 14 student of Anatol Ugorski. Besides piano, he was supported from an early age in conducting. His first teacher was Jorma Panula who taught him from 2009-2014 in Finland. Within these classes with professional orchestras, Nicolò not only developed his conducting expertise, but also built up a broad symphonic repertoire. From 2013-2014 he was also a student of Leonid Grin at the Järvi Academy, Estonia.

In 2013 at the age of 15 he was selected as one of the final 20 candidates of the ‘53rd Concours international de jeunes chefs d’orchestre of Besançon’.

From 2014 he studied at the renowned Nationale Master of Orkestdirectie and Bachelor of conducting at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. His teachers in Amsterdam were Ed Spanjaard and Lukas Vis. He was also mentored by Jac van Steen, Kenneth Montgomery and Anthony Hermus. In September 2019 Nicolò continued his studies as a master student in the London Royal College of Music.

During his stay in the Netherlands, he had the opportunity to start organizing his own concerts and opera productions, such as at the Grachtenfestival. In 2017 Nicolò conducted the world premiere of the opera Verbena by Boris Bezemer at the National Opera in Amsterdam. The premiere of Kamisama by Frieda Joanna at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam followed in 2018, as well as the world premiere of the opera production Totem by David Ko at the Academy of Theater and Dance in Amsterdam. In the same year Nicolò conducted the world premiere of the opera Niet de Klucht van de Koe at the Grachtenfestival.

Besides his concerts, Nicolò has worked with important conductors. At the age of 17 he was invited by Bernhard Haitink to his masterclass at the Luzern Festival. During 2017 and 2018 he took part in masterclasses by Daniele Gatti in Amsterdam. He has worked together multiple times with Marc Albrecht in symphonic and also Opera repertoire with the Netherlands Philharmonie Orchestra. In February and November 2019 he was selected to be part of the Peter Eötvös Academy for conducting and worked together with Heinz Holliger and Peter Eötvös.

Nicolò has assisted many important conductors. In 2013-2014 at the age of 15 he got the great experience to assist Lorin Maazel. He also has assisted Herbert Blomstedt, Neeme Järvi Thomas Hengelbrock, Gustavo Gimeno, Daniele Gatti, Peter Eötvös, Antony Hermus and Jonathan Nott (2013-2015), Alan Gilbert Elbphilharmonie Orchester (Jan 2020).

In July 2019 he was selected by Riccardo Muti as an Assistant conductor of the Italian Opera Academy in Ravenna. He cooperated with Riccardo Muti in the rehearsals for Le nozze di Figaro having the opportunity to conduct during the final concert. In October and December he conducted in a masterclass with Martyn Brabbins at the Royal College conducting Gustav Mahler Symphonie Nr 1 and Nr 5.

In 2020 Nicolò recorded Beethoven Symphony Nr 7 at Abbey Road Studios London. In March 2020 he was the assistant of Antonio Pappano rehearsing Saint-Saëns Symphony Nr. 3 as well as having a conducting class by him.

In September 2020 he will conduct the London Sinfonietta in a masterclass.

Nicolò has been selected for the final rounds of the Toscanini Competition taking place in 2021. He is one of 12 finalists. He will also take part in the final rounds of the 11th edition of the International Conducting Competition Jeunesses Musicales Bucharest in 2021.

In 2021 he will debut with the North Netherlands Orchestra conducting Górecki’s Symphony No. 3 and premiere Jan Peter de Graaff cello concert at the Groningen-Oosterpoort Zaal, Muziekgebouw-Amsterdam and Tivoli Vredenburg-Utrecht.

Since 2019 he is presented by Interartists Music Management.

He is generously supported by Talent Unlimited.

www.nicoloforon.com

updated July 2020

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