2021/2022 marks Alfonso Scarano’s fifth 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 in Fiesole in Italy. In addition to his position in Bangkok, Alfonso Scarano regularly conducts worldwide orchestras included the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra in Israel, Orquestra Sinfonica de Porto Alegre in Brazil, The New Russia State Symphony Orchestra in Moscow Tchaikovsky Hall, IDSO Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra in Turkey, Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra in South Korea, Savaria Symphony Orchestra in Hungary, Kiev National Radio Television Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Parma in Italy, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra in Sweden and Prague Philharmonia in tour with Mischa Maisky. Alfonso Scarano has conducted the mainstays of operatic repertoire including Nabucco, La Traviata, Rigoletto, Tosca, La Bohème, Madama Butterfly, Carmen, Don Pasquale, La Sonnambula, Pagliacci, Cavalleria Rusticana, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Gianni Schicchi and Gluck’s opera Le Cinesi in theatres such us Politeama Greco in Lecce, Teatro Sperimentale in Spoleto, Teatro Civico in Vercelli, Teatro Comunale in Treviso, Pompei Festival, Anfiteatro Romano di Ostia Antica in Roma, Teatro Nuovo Giovanni da Udine, Stagione Lirica in San Gimignano, Friedrichshafen Theater, Freiburg Theater, Roman Amphitheater in Plovdiv and Prince Mahidol Hall in Bangkok.