Conductor, composer and pianist Emanuele Andrizzi received his education in the rich musical tradition of Rome’s Conservatory. His conducting has earned acclaim, with the Chicago Tribune describing it as “admirable” and the San Diego Union Tribune praising its “spirit and thoughtfulness.” With a versatile musical background and a deep passion for various aspects of the art form, he brings extensive experience in symphonic and operatic repertoires.
As a conductor, Andrizzi has collaborated with esteemed companies including the Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Diego Opera, Chicago Philharmonic, Orchestra della Città di Ravenna, Opera Theater of St. Louis, Richmond Symphony, Chicago Opera Theater and New Philharmonic. He has made significant contributions to renowned music festivals such as Millennium Park, Pitchfork, Ravinia and Latino Music Festivals. Noteworthy international artists, including Ferruccio Furlanetto, Frederica Von Stade, Maurizio Baglini, Frank Almond and Joyce Castle, have performed as soloists in his concerts, operas, recitals and recordings. Andrizzi has also established a special relationship with the Chicago Philharmonic, creating and leading their family, education, and holiday programs for several years.
In addition to his successful conducting career, Andrizzi is a dedicated educator. He led the orchestral program at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University for ten years before his appointment at Shenandoah. He has collaborated with prominent artist programs, including the Ryan Opera Center, Mediterranean Opera Festival and Studio, and the Chicago Opera Theater Young Artist Program. As a guest conductor, he has worked with university music programs such as the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University and the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University.
Andrizzi’s outstanding achievements have been recognized with prestigious awards, including the Illinois Council of Orchestras’ 2021 Conductor of the Year Award, an Honorable Mention Award at the International Competition for Conductors of Contemporary Music 4X4 Prize and a win in the “P. Barrasso” International Competition for Chamber Music. He previously served as the music director and conductor of the Cervantes Orchestra of Chicago, dedicated to promoting Hispanic and Spanish Classical music. Additionally, he gained valuable experience as an assistant conductor under the guidance of Maestros Andrew Davis and James Conlon. Andrizzi’s recordings can be found on Albany Records.