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Mario Venzago was born in Zurich, studied in Zurich and Vienna with Hans Swarovsky and started his career as pianist of the Swiss broadcast station in Lugano. From 1986 to 1989 he was music director of the Heidelberg opera house and Philharmonic Orchestra and later served as chief conductor of the German Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the Graz Opera, the Basque National Orchestra, the Basel Symphony Orchestra, and the Swedish National Orchestra in Gothenburg. He was Artistic Director of the Baltimore Summer Music Fest and from 2002 – 2009 Music Director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. In 2010 he was named Principal Conductor of the Northern Sinfonia in Newcastle and in the same year was appointed chief conductor of the Bern Symphony Orchestra, as well as Artist in Association with the Tapiola Sinfonietta. He is also “Schumann Guest Conductor” of the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker and holds the position of Conductor Laureate of the Basel Symphony Orchestra.
Mario Venzago's distinguished conducting career has included engagements with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Munich Philharmonic, the London Philharmonic, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony, La Scala di Milano, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the NHK Symphony in Tokyo. In North America he has appeared with the Boston Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony, and the Baltimore Symphony. He has also conducted, among other prestigious festivals, at the Salzburg and Lucerne Festivals.
Several of his CD’s which include orchestral works of Robert Schumann, Luigi Nono, Othmar Schoeck, Alban Berg, and Maurice Ravel have been awarded international prizes (including the Grand Prix du Disque, Diapason d’or and the Edison prize), and the movie about him,"“My Brother the Conductor" by Alberto Venzago, received the highest accolades. Venzago has worked with famous stage directors Ruth Berghaus, Peter Kowitschny and Hans Neuenfels. At present he is preparing a complete recording of Bruckner Symphonies for the CPO label.
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Mario Venzago Videoclip GSO
The Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra presenting it´s Principal Conductor Mario Venzago. (Optical impressions without sound)
File format MP4
Duration approx. 3 minutes
File size 5,1 MB
Mario Venzago Videoclip ISO
Extracted from the 75 years aniversary CD of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra featuring Mario Venzago at work.
File format MPG
Duration approx. 2 minutes
File size 14 MB (A high performance internet access is recommended strongly. Otherwise you will need a bit of patience. )