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Dimitri Scarlato Direttore d'orchestra

Dimitri Scarlato

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Dimitri Scarlato is a conductor/composer with a broad experience in classical, operatic and contemporary classic music, at both educational and professional level.

He studied conducting at the prestigious Conservatorio di Musica S.Cecilia in Rome, and has refined his skills by attending several masterclasses in Russia, Germany, Italy and Bulgaria studying with Milen Nachev, Alexander Polyanichko and Riccardo Frizza, focussing on the Ilya Musin conducting technique. He conducted concerts, workshops and recording sessions in Italy, Russia, Bulgaria, Malta, Czech Republic, Slovakia and UK. 

His music has been performed in several venues across Europe such as the Barbican Hall and the Cadogan Hall in London and Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice. The Accademia Filarmonica Romana premiered his opera Fadwa in May 2013 at the Teatro Olimpico in Rome. 

His activity spans from contemporary classic music, opera, theatre, films and pop music. In 2011 Dimitri has been selected at VOX3 - Composing for Voice at the Royal Opera House of London, and at the Berlinale Talent Campus 2011 as a film composer.

In 2014 he was the music/conducting coach for Sir Michael Caine on the film Youth, by the Oscar winning director Paolo Sorrentino.

In 2015 he won the 3rd Composition Competition at the International Spring Orchestra Festival, with his piece Caduceo, written for two pianos and had his opera The Christmas Truce premiered at the Teatro Palladium in Rome.

His conducting activity is focussed on premiering new works, such as the final recital of the composition students in Rome at the Conservatorio S.Cecilia (2018/2019).  In 2017 he coordinated and conducted the production of three new operatic works in Bulgaria, and in 2018  he conducted the closing concert at the International Spring Festival in Malta, with a programme based on Bartok, Lutoslawski and two premieres. He also conducted the 2022 closing concert of the same festival, with a programme involving Xenakis, Gubaidulina, Mahler and two prermieres. 

In 2019 he has been a member of the jury of the 1st Makris Conducting Competition due to his activity and knowledge as composer, as it was mandatory for the competitors to conduct works by Andreas Makris, a Greek-American composer of the 20th century who recently passed away.

Detailed list of activities.

Activity as  Composer and Conductor (highlights)

·   1998 to current date. Composer and Conductor of original compositions, from small ensembles to large scale orchestra works, operas, performed in several venues such as Barbican Hall (London) and Teatro la Fenice (Venice).

·   2022. Composer and Conductor of the closing concert at the 16th International Spring Orchestra Festival, Malta.

·   2021. Composer of A le Superne Rote, commissioned by the Hungarian National Choir for the Dante anniversary, premiered at the Mupa Festival, Budapest.

·   2020. Winner of the 2nd prize at Opera Harmony, digital opera festival, with the piece A Life Reset.

·   2018. Composer and Conductor of the closing concert at the 12th International Spring Orchestra Festival, Malta.

·   2017. Conductor for the premiere of The Auction by K. Fiorini and Il Muro by E. Travaglione, winning operas of the Stara Zagora Opera Competition. (Bulgaria).

·   2015. Composer and Conductor of “Rhapsody of Memories”, for flute and orchestra. Barbican Hall, London.

·   2015. Winner of the 3rd Composition Competition at the International Spring Orchestra Festival, with the piece for 2 pianos “Caduceo”.

·   2013. Composer of the opera “Fadwa”, premiered in May ‘13 at Teatro Olimpico by Accademia Filarmonica Romana (institution that worked with Stravinsky, Boulez, Casella, Henze among others).

·   2011. Selected as a Composer for the ROH2 VOX 3 - Composing for Voice workshop at the Royal Opera House in London.

·   2010. Selected as Royal College Rising Star with the performance of “Time and Eternity” (for string quartet, soprano and percussion) at the Cadogan Hall in London.


·   2021. Conducting Coach for the actor Henry Lloyd-Hughes, playing the role of Gluck in the film Chevalier(currently in post-production).

·   2019. Composer for the film “Il Talento del Calabrone” by G.Cimini, starring Sergio Castellitto and Anna Foglietta, produced by Paco Cinematografica. Released in 2020 on Amazon Prime.

·   2015. Composer for the documentary Revelstoke – A Kiss in the Wind by N. Moruzzi. Shortlisted at the 2016 David di Donatello. (Italian Film Awards)

·   2014.  Conducting Coach for Sir Michael Caine on Youth directed by P.Sorrentino (2014 Oscar winner with The Great Beauty as Best Foreign Film)

·   2014. Composer and Conductor of the soundtrack for Sparks & Embers, feature film by G.Boyter.

·   2011. Composer, Conductor and Pianist for the silent film Ich möchte kein Mann sein, by E. Lubitsch. Performed at the 37th Würzburger Filmwochenendes.

·   2011. Selected as Composer at the 9th berlinale talent campus.

·   2009.  Composer and Conductor of the soundtrack for Per Sofia, feature film by I. Paganelli.

·   2007. Music pre-production assistant for the film Sweeney Todd directed by Tim Burton with Johnny Depp.

·   2003-2021. Composer and Conductor of the soundtrack for several short films and documentaries such as La Città nel cielo (shortlisted at the 66th Venice Film Festival) by G. Cimini, Towers by A.Saleem, Gutbai Charly by J. Cassinello, Touched  by J. Quinn, Intolerance by L.Giovenga and L.Giovanelli which has won several awards in several festivals, including best soundtrack.


·   2019. Arranger for Inspector Please, play directed by Jez Bond.

·   2017. Composer for Madame Rubinstein with Miriam Margoyles, directed by Jez Bond.

·   2015. Music Director and Arranger for Rapunzel Christmas show by Jez Bond.

·   2014. Music Director and Arranger for Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime by Jez Bond.

·   2013. Music Director and Arranger for The Sleeping Beauty pantomime by Jez Bond.

·   2011.  Composer for Phaedra, a tragedy by Euripides directed by Ilaria Paganelli.

·   2008.   Composer for The cause, a play by Jeremy James directed by Jez Bond.

·   2003 - 2007. Composer, Musical Director and Pianist for the musical Piaf…l’Hymne à l’Amour by G. Manfridi and Carlo Lizzani, directed by Carlo Lizzani, with A.Steni and P.Malco.

·   1999-2003. Composer, Conductor and Pianist for several plays in Italy like Grigio Brillante, Il Mostardiere del Papa and Il medico dei pazzi.



Firebird Suite (1919) 
 by Stravinsky

Symphony of Psalms 
 by Stravinsky

Histoire du Soldat 
 by Stravinsky

Suite from Pulcinella  by Stravinsky

Symphony in Three Movements  by Stravinsky

 by Rieti

Rumanian Dances  by Bartok

Divertimento for Strings  by Bartok

Concerto for Orchestra  by Bartok

9th Symphony by Dvorak

1st Symphony – The Classical 
 by Prokofiev

Overture-Fantasia Romeo and Juliet 
 by Prokofiev

Serenade for Strings  by Tchaikovsky

Capriccio Italiano 
by Tchaikovsky

4th and 5th Symphony 
 by Tchaikovsky

Violin Concerto 
by Tchaikovsky

2nd Piano Concerto 
by Rachmaninov

Vocalise by Rachmaninov

2nd Symphony 
 by Rachmaninov

Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini 
 by Rachmaninov

by Rimsky Korsakov

Capriccio Espagnol 
 by Rimsky Korsakov

Pavane pour une infante défunte 
 by Ravel

La valse 
by Ravel

Piano concerto in G 
by Ravel

Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune 
 by Debussy

by Fauré  

Danse Macabre 
 by Sainte-Saëns

Music for a Funeral  by Lutoslwasky

1st and 5th Symphony 
 by Mahler 

Rückert Lieders  by Mahler

Siegfried Idyll  by Wagner 

Tannhäuser and Lohengrin Overtures by Wagner 

2nd , 3rd , 4th  Symphony  by Brahms

Serenade in D major  by Brahms

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th Symphony  by Beethoven

Leonora, Coriolano, Egmont Overtures  by Beethoven

3rd  and 4th  Piano Concerto by Beethoven

Violin Concerto by Beethoven

4th Symphony
 by Mendelssohn

Symphony n.39, 40, 41 
 by Mozart

“London Symphonies”   by Haydn

Unfinished Symphony  by Schubert

1st Symphony  by Elgar

Enigma Variations by Elgar


The Barber of Seville 
 by Rossini

L’elisir d’amore by Donizetti

Magic Flute by Mozart 

Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart

Don Giovanni  by Mozart

Norma  by Donizetti

Lucia di Lammermour  by Donizetti

Carmen by Bizet 

Pagliacci by Leoncavallo

Cavalleria Rusticana  by Mascagni

Tosca  by Puccini

Gianni Schicchi  by Puccini

la Bohème by Puccini

Madame Butterfly  by Puccini

Rigoletto by Verdi 

Traviata by Verdi

Il Trovatore by Verdi

Un Ballo in Maschera by Verdi 


Dérives  by P. Boulez

Pierrot Lunaire 
by A. Schoenberg

Verklarte Nacht
  by A. Schoenberg

Concordanze  by S. Gubaidulina

Phlegra  by I. Xenakis

Lumière à la Tombée de la Nuit by D. Scarlato

Les Fragments Exposée by D. Scarlato

Di Terra by D. Scarlato

In Limbo by D. Scarlato

Time and Eternity by D. Scarlato 

Rhapsody of Memories by D. Scarlato

Subterrania by T. Armstrong 

Frammenti  by D.C. Iafrate 

Il Muro (opera) by E. Travaglione

The Auction (opera) by K. Fiorni 

Weinende Frau by K. Fiorni

In the Roar of your Torrents by K. Fiorni