Fernando GagginiAssistant Conductor

    fernando-gagginiFernando Gaggini recently attended the 2023 Conducting Academy at Domaine Forget de Charlevoix in Québec, Canada, working with Mtros. Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Kensho Watanabe in daily lessons and masterclasses with the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal and the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec.

    He is currently pursuing his Orchestral Conducting DMA at Boston University under the guidance of James Burton. During his time at BU, he has conducted Gabriela Lena Frank’s Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout, Manuel de Falla’s El Amor Brujo, Beethoven’s König Stephan, Schubert’s Symphony No.8 ‘Unfinished’ and Schumann’s Genoveva overture in concert and served as assistant conductor for Mahler’s Symphony No.2 ‘Resurrection’ and Brahms’s Ein Deutches Requiem concerts at Symphony Hall. Fernando has also assisted William Lumpkin at the BU Opera Institute mainstage productions of Händel’s Alcina and Jake Heggie’s If I Were You. In October 2022 he conducted the Fringe Festival production of Daniel Catán’s opera La Hija de Rappacini. Continuing with this now 3-year long collaboration, he will assist and conduct the mainstage production of Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito next April.

    In 2019 he studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München with Marcus Bosch and Georg Fritzsch. During his time in Germany, he studied piano coaching with Wolf Storz and conducted the Münchener Kammerorchester, Münchner Symphoniker, Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau, Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock and Bad Reichenhaller Philharmoniker.

    Fernando holds a MM degree in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) with Mark Gibson and Aik-Khai Pung as his mentors. He participated in masterclasses with Ken Lam and Neil Varon. Highlights of performances at CCM include Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, Minkus’s ballet La Bayadere, Debussy’s Rhapsody for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra and Brahms’s Serenade No. 2. As part of Opera Bootcamp summer program in 2018 he conducted Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and Donizetti’s Don Pasquale.

    Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Gaggini graduated from his Bachelor in Orchestral Conducting at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina in 2015, where he studied with Carlos Vieu.

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