STEFANO MICELI has established a reputation as one of the foremost Italian pianists and conductors performing today.
As a conductor, pianist and regular guest artist at the most important festivals and theatres in the world he has earned the applause of audiences at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Berliner Philharmonie, Fenice Opera House, Beijing's Forbidden City Concert Hall, Donizetti Opera Bergamo, Boston Theatre, Melbourne Arts Center, Bellini Opera Catania, and festivals in Tbilisi, Bangkok, Saigon, Hanoi, Milan, Rome, Napoli, Lugano, Washington, and New Orleans.
Stefano has led to great acclaim many orchestras including the Salzburg Orchestra, Leipzig Philharmonic, Chamber Orchestra of La Scala, Australian Symphony, La Fenice Orchestra of Venice, European Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Milano Metropolitan Orchestra, Orchestra of Cluje, Bangkok Symphony, Slovak Philharmonic, Dallas Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica Italiana, Saigon Opera House Orchestra, El Sistema orchestras, "Pomeriggi Musicali" Milan Symphony, Moldova Philharmonic and many others.
He has been the principal guest artist of the Cameristi della Fenice (Venice Opera House chamber orchestra), Principal Guest Artist and Conductor of the Leipzig Philharmonic Orchestra at the Gewandhaus, Leipzig (Germany) and Conductor-in-Residence of the Orchestra Sinfonica Italiana.
In November 2010 Stefano made his acclaimed New York debut as soloist and conductor at Carnegie Hall with stirring performances of his Piazzolla's Four Seasons' arrangement for piano and orchestra and Wagner and Rossini masterpieces.
In addition to his performing career Stefano is dedicated to the promulgation of classical education and talent. He has served as Visiting Professor at the Boston University, University of New Mexico, HCMC Conservatory of Music and Hanoi National Academy in Vietnam, Bangkok University, "J.S. Bach" Music School in Leipzig, Melbourne Conservatory of Music, El Sistema Music Schools in Venezuela, National Academy of Arts in Malta, and Steinway Academy Verona, Italy.
He devotes part of his time to serve as Director and Master Teacher for the Music Department at New York's "La Scuola d'Italia".
Stefano has been regularly invited as president and jury member at important international competitions in USA, Europe, asian countries. Most of his students have been awarded at Cliburn Competition, Steinway Competition in Singapore, Bangkok and Vietnam, The Pearl & Julius Young Music Competition in USA, Cranbrook Competition in Michigan, Mozart Competition in Thailand, Cranbrook Competition, Melbourne MIF Competition and many others) .
in 2016 and 2019 Stefano was given the "Abraham Lincoln Freedom Medal" in New York City, in 2018 he was the recipient of the Award of Excellency in Performing Arts by the American Society of Friends of La Scala; in 2012 the Italian Academy's "Bravo! Award" (NYC), and in 2008 he was given the prestigious Silver Medal from the President of the Republic of Italy (Rome, Italy) for his performances in Italy and for his dedication to education.
In 2015 Stefano was selected to accompany the President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella to Vietnam and successfully conducted the Saigon Opera House Philharmonic to mark the official opening of cultural cooperation program between Italy and Vietnam.
Stefano is a Board Advisor at the Phoenicia Festival of the Voice, New York.
Stefano is proud to be a Steinway Artist (Hamburg Department); he is a recording artist for Appia Records and Steinway Spirio Recording.
Stefano Miceli is the director of the International Summer Piano Camp of Italy Brindisi Camp in Italy and Faculty Member at the Adelphi University, New York.
Adelphi University, New York