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Conductor: Il Giardino Armonico Principal Guest Conductor: Kammerorchester Basel
Giovanni Antonini is renowned for his refined and innovative interpretations of Baroque & Classical repertoire. He is a regular guest with Berliner Philharmoniker, Concertgebouworkest, Tonhalle Orchester, Mozarteum Orchester, Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, London Symphony Orchestra and Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
His opera productions have included Handel’s Giulio Cesare in Egitto and Bellini’s Norma with Cecilia Bartoli at Salzburg Festival. In 2018 he conducted Orlando at Theater an der Wien and returned to Opernhaus Zürich for Idomeneo. In 2019 he conducted Guilio Cesare for La Scala, returning there in 2021 for Così fan tutte.
In the 2023/24 season, Giovanni returns to Bamberger Symphoniker, Tonhalle Zürich, SWR Symphonieorchester and Czech Philharmonic in addition to projects with Il Giardino Armonico and Kammerorchester Basel.
He is Artistic Director of the Haydn2032 project, recording and performing with Il Giardino Armonico and Kammerorchester Basel the complete symphonies of Haydn by the time of the 300th anniversary of the composer’s birth. The first fourteen volumes have been released on the Alpha Classics label with two further volumes planned every year.