Walter Attanasi

Walter Attanasi, born in Trieste, Italy, is considered one of the most interesting conductors of his generation, he is often invited to conduct symphonic and operatic repertoire and his versatility has led him to collaborate on jazz projects. He conducted in world opera houses like Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, Staatsoper in Hamburg, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires and Royal Opera House in Stockholm.
In 2004, at the request of the then Italian president, he conducted a New Year’s concert, broadcast live from the Roman Quirinal, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the RAI television. In February 2005, he conducted Joseph Haydn’s Creation at Gala concert to mark the 700th anniversary of La Sapienza University – Università degli Studi di Roma.
Walter Attanasi was the Music Director of Todi Music Fest in Virginia, where he received honorary citizenship, and the Artistic Project Director of Opera Africa in Pretoria. He was the main guest conductor at the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic in Zlín and the chief conductor of Filarmonica Oltenia Craiova in Romania. He is currently the Artistic Director of Italia Arte Fest, Umbria Music Fest International and Jazz Spring Prague.
In 2019, the President of the Italian Republic gave him the appointment a Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy.