Full Biography

Andrea Molino, composer and conductor, was born in Turin and studied in Turin, Milan, Venice, Paris and Freiburg. He lives in Zurich.  

1996 to 2007 he was Musical Director of the Pocket Opera Company in Nuremberg. His own projects the smiling carcass (1999) and Those Who Speak In A Faint Voice (2001), about the death penalty (both in collaboration with Oliviero Toscani), are examples of his commitment towards innovative, multimedia-oriented music theatre. He conducted the death penalty project in Basel and Nuremberg with the Phoenix Ensemble Basel and in New York and Milan with the Klangforum Wien.
2000 to 2006 Andrea Molino was Artistic Director of Fabrica Musica. His multimedia music theatre CREDO, on ethnic and religious conflicts, was premiered under his musical direction in April 2004 at the Staatstheater Karlsruhe (DVD Naïve, Paris, 2006) and then performed at the Stazione Termini in Rome with the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, at the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. In July 2005 it opened the Queensland Music Festival in Brisbane, Australia. His project WINNERS, on "winners and losers", was premiered in July 2006 at the Brisbane Festival; the European Premiere followed in October 2006 at the Grande Salle of the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

The multimedia staged concert un Temps vécu, ou qui pourrait l'être was premiered in 2008 at Le Fresnoy, in Lille, where Molino was "Invited Artist" for the season 2007-2008. In 2009, as Artistic Director of the World Venice Forum, he curated the Festival The Garden of Forking Paths. In the closing concert at the Basilica dei Frari he conducted the Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice in his multimedia concert Of Flowers And Flames, for the 25th anniversary of the Bhopal disaster, in India. His latest project, Three Mile Island, on the nuclear accident in Pennsylvania in 1979, was first performed in March 2012 at the ZKM in Karlsruhe; the Italian Premiere followed at the Teatro India in Rome. The project received the Music Theatre Now Award 2012.

As a conductor, he opened the 2013 season of Opera Australia at the Sydney Opera House with Verdi's A Masked Ball with the direction of La Fura dels Baus: this productin was then presented in Melbourne. In Sydney in 2011 he had conducted Carlisle Floyd's Of Mice and Men and Verdi's Macbeth. He opened the 2010 concert season of the Teatro La Fenice in Venice with the world premiere of Maderna's Requiem; in the Fenice he had opened the Music Biennale 2005 with Goebbels' Surrogate Cities and conducted the world premieres of Mosca's Signor Goldoni and Ambrosini's Il Killer di Parole. He conducted among others the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Bochumer Symphoniker, the Badische Staatskapelle Karlsruhe, the Dresdner Sinfoniker (inlcuding the Palestine Tour, 2013), the BBC SSO in Glasgow, the OSL in Nancy, The Queensland Orchestra at the Edinburgh Festival, Vienna Konzerthaus, Sydney Festival, Berliner Festspiele in the Philharmonie in Berlin, Queensland Music Festival, Brisbane Festival, Teatro Comunale in Bologna, Teatro dell'Opera in Rome, Opéra national de Nancy, Staatstheater Darmstadt, RomaEuropa Festival, Schauspielhaus Zurich (with Goebbels' Industry and Idleness), Musik der Jahrhunderte Stuttgart, Zagreb Biennale, Hellerau Dresden.

His recordings are published in CD and DVD by Stradivarius, Milan (since 1992), Naïve, Paris and Dynamic (Genoa). His compositions are published by RAI Trade, Nuova Stradivarius and Ricordi.