Sebastiano De Filippi is considered by the press as one of the most interesting conductors among the maestros emerged in recent years from Latin America. Unanimously praised for his interpretation of the great classics of Western music, he is also highly respected for his work towards presenting lesser known pieces, especially operas.
He studied with a pupil of Antonino Votto and Sergiu Celibidache. He is a licentiate of the United Kingdom’s Royal Schools of Music in music direction, “with distinction”. He attended specialization courses at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena and at the Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. He completed his background by following conductors such us Georg Solti, Claudio Abbado and Georges Pretre in rehearsal.
His training includes studies in choral conducting, composition, chamber music, piano, violin and voice. His experience embraces fifteen years of work as vocal soloist on South America’s main stages, among them Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, singing with artists like Nadine Secunde, Chris Merritt, Marcelo Álvarez, José Cura, Juan Pons and Kurt Rydl.
He started his work in front of the Orquesta Lírica de Buenos Aires, the Orquesta Filarmónica de Mendoza, the Orquesta Sinfónica Municipal de Mar del Plata, the Orquesta de Cámara Municipal de Rosario, the Orquesta Filarmónica de Río Negro, the Orquesta de Cámara de la Universidad Nacional del Nordeste, the Orquesta Sinfónica Municipal de Avellaneda and the Camerata Académica del Teatro Argentino de La Plata. Since then, he has conducted Argentina’s most important ensembles (Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional, Orquesta Filarmónica de Buenos Aires, Orquesta Nacional de Música Argentina) in the country’s most importand halls (Teatro Colón, CCK, Usina del Arte).