Pietro Borgonovo


PIANO 2023: Jury


Born in Milan, he distinguishes himself in the direction of symphonic and opera productions. Of particular note are his appearances at the Salzburger Festpiele conducting the Klangforum Wien and the Arnold Schoenberg Chor, at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, at the Biennale di Venezia, at the Ravenna Festival. He conducts at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, at the Semperoper in Dresden, at the Arena in Verona, at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice and the main orchestras in Italy, Europe and the United States. The Fondazione Teatro La Fenice in Venice entrusted him with the direction of the world premiere of Adriano Guarnieri’s opera Medea. The performance was awarded the 2003 Abbiati Prize.  At a very young age, he established himself as an oboe soloist on the world stage. A pupil of H. Holliger at the Musikhochschule of Freiburg, he performs in the main halls and festivals worldwide: Teatro alla Scala, Salzburger Festpiele, Musikverein in Vienna, Carnegie Hall in New York, Great Hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. Pietro Borgonovo is Artistic Director of the Giovine Orchestra Genovese and, since 2003, of the Viotti International Music Competition of Vercelli.

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