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Giovanni Antonini
Giovanni Antonini


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Melanie Moult

Melanie Moult

Associate Director

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Fiona Russell

Fiona Russell

Senior Assistant Manager


Worldwide general management with Askonas Holt (excl. Spain) Partner management: Spain - Duetto Management

About Giovanni

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.

Giovanni is based in Milan
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23/24 Season Highlights

Nov 2023
Rudolfinum, Prague
Haydn: Symphonies 85 and 103 Vivaldi: Concerto Grosso Mogul in D RV208 Gluck: Suite from Don Juan Czech Philharmonic Czech Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Josef Spacek (violin)
Dec 2023
Tonhall, Zurich
Haydn: Symphony No. 26 in D minor "Lamentatione" Beethoven: Mass in C op.86 Tonhalle Orchester Zurich Zürcher Sing Akademie Chor Christiane Landshamer (soprano) Marie-Henriette Reinhold (alto) Maximilian Schmitt (tenor) Florian Boesch (bass)
Mar 2024
Konzerthalle Bamberg
Haydn Symphony No.85 in B flat major 'La reine' Mozart "Exsultate, jubilate" Rossini “Assisa ai pié di un salice” and “Tanti affetti in tal momento” Mendelssohn Symphony No.4 in A major 'Italian' Bamberger Symphoniker Julia Lezhneva (soprano)