UniMi Orchestra

Last update: 17/06/2019
Founded in 2000 the Orchestra UniMi has become – under its Music Director Alessandro Crudele – one of the leading orchestras in Milan, representing a new venture in the Italian music scene. Nowadays the orchestra works regularly with internationally acclaimed conductors and soloists such as Petr Altrichter, John Axelrod, Paul Badura-Skoda, Mario Brunello, Natalie Clein, Enrico Dindo, Ingrid Fliter, Bernhard Güller, Viviane Hagner, Martin Helmchen, Paul Mann, Gerhard Oppitz, Roberto Paternostro, Vadim Repin, Fazil Say, Ragna Schirmer, Sergio Tiempo, Bramwell Tovey, Milan Turkovic, Anika Vavic and Lilya Zilberstein, just to mention a few. At the beginning, the Orchestra UniMi collaborated with a number of principals of the La Scala Philharmonic and, over the last seasons, also worked with principals or former principals of the Berliner Philharmoniker, such as Kolja Blacher, Stefan Dohr, Wenzel Fuchs, Karl Leister, Albrecht Mayer and Sarah Willis, and principals of the Staatskapelle Dresden, such as Céline Moinet and Yuki Manuela Janke. The Orchestra UniMi also appeared in some of the most prestigious european concert halls, including the Tonhalle Zurich (2009) and the Gewandhaus Leipzig (2011). In January 2005, the Orchestra toured Germany and enjoyed widespread success among critics and audiences alike. The concert in the Castle of Herten was recorded and broadcasted by WDR (West Germany Broadcasting Corporation). Always sensible to contemporary music, from 2013 the Orchestra Unimi is the unique Italian orchestra to perform in all its concerts a piece of a living composer. In 2014, at the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, the Orchestra performed, under John Axelrod, the world premiere of Love’s Geometries by Fabio Vacchi. The Orchestra UniMi is regularly welcome guest at MITO Settembre Musica – the most important International Music Festival in Italy.