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Paolo Bortolameolli

Paolo Bortolameolli

Paolo Bortolameolli is Music Director of the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional Juvenil (Chile), Sinfónica Azteca (México), Principal Guest Conductor of Filarmónica de Santiago (Opera Nacional de Chile) and Associate Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.


In addition to these regular conducting relationships, he has led ensembles across the Western Hemisphere including engagements with the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolivar (Caracas), Orquesta Filarmónica de Buenos Aires, Kansas City,  Houston, and San Francisco symphonies and the LA Philharmonic.  In Europe, he is a regular and return guest to the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Haydn (Bolzano), Helsinki Philharmonic and the Orchestra della Toscana (Florence).


His insatiable artistic curiosity brings him in equal measure to the opera stage with recent and upcoming projects including the Opéra de Paris (“Tosca”), the Gran Teatre del Liceu (“Die Zauberflöte”), as well as  Ópera Nacional de Chile for concerts with the Filarmónica of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 and Symphony 8 ‘Symphony of a Thousand’ with Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional Juvenil. He will also make his debut at the Michigan Opera Theater in Golijov’s “Ainadamar” later in 2023.


Paolo’s long relationship with the LA Philharmonic continues through 2023, where he will conduct concerts at the Hollywood Bowl and Walt Disney Concert Hall.  Alongside subscription and summer performances, notable past performances include a landmark new production of Meredith Monk’s inventive opera, ATLAS, performed at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles in 2019.


Paolo is passionately committed to new music including the work of Miguel Farías, Gabriela Ortiz and Jorge Peña Hen, to mention a few.  In 2022, his commission of Miguel Farías’s Estallido was premiered with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.


As Artistic Director of the Sinfónica Azteca, he leads an educational residency run by the Fundación Azteca from Grupo Salinas in Mexico every year.  He has developed several new media initiatives with the Esperanza Azteca in Mexico, and his now legendary “Ponle Pausa”, a project that seeks to rethink the concept of music education through the implementation of short videos and concerts targeting social network users, has received wide acclaim.


In 2018, he was a guest-lecturer for a TED Talk in New York and in 2020, he released his first book: RUBATO Procesos musicales y una playlist personal.


Paolo holds a Master of Music degree (Yale School of Music, 2013), a Graduate Performance Diploma (Peabody Institute, 2015), a Piano Performance Diploma (Universidad Católica de Chile, 2006), and a Conducting Diploma (Universidad de Chile, 2011).