3 NOVEMBER 2020
3 NOVEMBER 2020
2019/2020 marks Alfonso Scarano’s third season as Chief Conductor of the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra after having served as Guest Conductor for six consecutive seasons since 2011/2012. His previous positions include Chief Conductor of the Severočeská Filharmonie Teplice (2013 – 2018), Principal Guest Conductor of the Virtuosi di Praga (2000 – 2010) and Music Director and Conductor of the Toscana Opera Festival in Italy (2006 – 2008). Alfonso Scarano was the winner of the 1993 Bottega International Conducting Competition in Treviso, winner of the 1997 Franco Capuana European Community Conducting Competition in Rome, second prize (first and third not assigned) at 2005 Luigi Mancinelli International Conducting Competition in Orvieto and recipient of 2003 Young European Conductors scholarship for Daniele Gatti biennial conducting course at Scuola di Musica di Fiesole (Italy). He has conducted several orchestras including Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Parma, Orchestra del Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento in Italy, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra in Israel, The New Russia State Symphony Orchestra in Moscow Tchaikovsky Hall, Kiev National Radio Television Symphony Orchestra, Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra in South Korea, Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra in Turkey, Savaria Symphony Orchestra in Hungary, Orquestra Sinfonica de Porto Alegre in Brazil as well as the Prague Philharmonia in tour with Mischa Maisky. Highlights of 2019/2020 season as guest conductor include the return to Israel with Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and debuts with Berliner Symphoniker and Thuringen Philharmonie in Germany as well as the first time in Sweden with Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra.
13 july 2018
FIERY VIOLIN LIGHTS THOUSAND ONE NIGHTS
TPO delivers evocative rendition of Prokofiev and Rimsky-Korsakov
Taiwanese violinist Yu-Chien Tseng joined the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra (TPO) and chief conductor Alfonso Scarano in a fiery reading of Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No.2. The fire almost became real when one of the strings of Tseng’s bow snapped. Such was the intensity of the TPO’s concert last Saturday at Prince Mahidol Hall, Mahidol University. Who better to judge than the conductor?
13 december 2017
SCARANO: TITULAR DE LA FILARMÓNICA DE TAILANDIA
Alfonso Scarano es ya Director titular de la Filarmónica de Tailandia en esta temporada tras haber sido director invitado durante seis años, de la temporada 2011-12 a la 2016-17. En rueda de prensa, el maestro dijo: “Me siento honrado de haber sido designado como nuevo director titular de la orquesta. Este cargo representa la evolución natural de mis seis años como director invitado en la TPO, pero también un gran reto. Espero con gran ilusión la apertura de la próxima temporada, que será con Cavalleria Rusticana de Mascagni, y que promete ser inolvidable. Alfonso Scarano ha sido también Director titular de la Severočeská Filharmonie Teplice (Chequia) desde 2013. Anteriores cometidos del maestro fueron los de Principal director invitado de los Virtuosos de Praga.
7 november 2017
People in the News
Conductors on the Move
The Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, now in its 12th season, has elevated Alfonso Scarano [pictured] to the position of chief conductor, effective this season; he has served often as a guest since 2011. The orchestra, which performs about 70 concerts.