Gioele Muglialdo

" ...The young Italian conductor, Gioele Muglialdo, was precise to the second, the millimeter! Such perfection would deserve the creation of a special award, the "Honorary Metropolis"


An eclectic and versatile musician, Gioele Muglialdo has mastered the styles of a wide and multifaceted repertory that ranges from classical music  (symphonic, operatic, chamber) to musicals, film scores, and even American music bordering on jazz.

Gioele Muglialdo began to study in Turin, graduating in Composition and Conducting at a very young age with brilliant marks from the local “Giuseppe Verdi” Conservatory. He went on to add an international perspective to his training, travelling all over Europe to perfect his conducting with teachers of the Russian
School, among them Yuri Ahronovitch. He came second in the 4th International Competition of Budapest, where he led the Hungarian Symphony Orchestra. Also of fundamental importance in his formative years was the figure of Nello Santi, whom he assisted for several years in various productions.

Gioele Muglialdo has conducted numerous Italian, European and South-American orchestras. Among them the ‘Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI’, the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, “I Pomeriggi Musicali” of Milan, the Teatro Regio Orchestra of Turin, the Emilia Romagna Regional Orchestra, the Italian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Teatro Coccia Orchestra of Novara, the Orchestra of Sassari’s ‘Marialisa De Carolis’ Concert Society, the Teatro Donizetti Orchestra of Bergamo; Münchner Symphoniker, Westfalen New Philharmonic Orchestra, Solisten the “Solisten der Essener Philharmoniker”, the Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rousse State Philharmonic, the Thessaloniky State Orchestra, the Plovdiver Symphoniker, the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Novaja Opera Theatre of Moscow, and the National Symphony Orchestra of Peru.

Among the theatres and concert halls where he has performed are the Auditorium RAI “A. Toscanini” of Turin, the Teatro dal Verme of Milan, the Teatro Municipale of Piacenza, the Teatro Comunale of Sassari, the Teatro Donizetti of Bergamo, the Teatro Coccia of Novara, the Politeama Rossetti of Trieste; the Gasteig and the Herkules Saal of Munich, the Meistersinger Halle of Nuremberg, the Liederhalle Stuttgart, the Franz Liszt Museum of Budapest, the Los Incas Auditorium of the Lima National Museum (Peru); in Japan, the Minato Mirai Hall of Yokohama and the Hokutopia Tsutsuji Hall of Tokyo; in China, the Xinghai Concert Hall (Guangzhou).

He has collaborated with prestigious institutions, such as the Toscanini Foundation of Parma, the Teatro Comunale Foundation of Modena, the ‘Serate Musicali’ of Milan, the National Cinema Museum of Torino, the Renata Tebaldi International Lyrical Competition, the Ruggero Leoncavallo Festival, the Shroud Diocesan Commission, the Italian Cultural Institute for Hungary of Budapest, the Istituto Nacional de Cultura (INC) and the Pontificia Universitad Católica of Peru, and the Alejandro Granda International Opera Festival of Lima. In the course of his career Gioele Muglialdo has perfected his sensitivity and specific technical competence with regard to vocal music, also through his experience as repetiteur.

Among the opera productions he has conducted – fully staged, in concert form and/or highlights – are: Così fan tutte, Il barbiere di Siviglia, I Lombardi alla prima crociata, Il trovatore, La traviata, Nabucco, Suor Angelica, Gianni Schicchi, Tosca, Cavalleria rusticana, Zanetto, Pagliacci, and L’elisir d’amore. He has collaborated with directors such as Massimo Scaglione, Stefano Vizioli, Massimo Gasparon, Jaime Martorell, Jean-Louis Pichon.

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Having mastered the peculiar technique of music-image synchronization, and thanks to the experience he has gained in this sector, Gioele Muglialdo is today one of the most skilled and qualified conductors of live classic soundtracks; he is indeed one of the very few specialists of this genre, which is enjoying a veritable renaissance. His interest in cinema has then led him to approach the great American repertory, with One Night on Broadway, where he put to good use his passion for pop music and jazz. Numerous, indeed, are the instrumentations and arrangements commissioned to him by various institutions.

More recently, he has also dedicated himself to sacred music, playing a leading role in events of great renown. Gioele Muglialdo conducted a Sacred Concert in Lima’s Plaza Mayor, Fauré’s Requiem at the Cathedral of Turin, Boccherini’s Stabat Mater at the “Real Chiesa di S. Lorenzo” in Turin. As a future project he has been commissioned a new Mass by the Archdiocese of Lima’s Cathedral.

His activity as a pianist, which he has cultivated alongside that of conductor, allows him, equally, to be involved in the field of chamber music and to take part in important vocal events, both as a collaborator to renowned singers and as an opera coach. Among the performers he has collaborated with are Giuseppe Valdengo, Magda Olivero, Alessandro Corbelli, Francesca Patanè, Enzo Dara, Masako Deguchi, Sue Patchell, Ignacio Encinas, Dimitra Theodossiu, Nicola Ulivieri, Ildar Abdrazakov, Elisabete Matos, Ernesto Palacio, Claudio Desderi, Franca Mattiucci, Luca Canonici, Anna Maria Chiuri, Linda Campanella, Giorgio Cebrian, Piero Giuliacci, Chiara Taigi, Anna Pirozzi, Claudio Sgura, Juan Diego Flórez.


Ipr mic21t is only right, indeed important to draw attention once again to a fundamental aspect of Gioele Muglialdo’s curriculum vitae, which in this specific project becomes a strategic factor, a sort of diamond point: his by now long-time experience in the peculiar technique of synchronizing music and images (without any technical equipment), which places him in the very restricted, exclusive number of conductors specialized in cine-concert, that is to say the screening of films with live orchestral accompaniment. At the moment he is the only Italian conductor skilled in this technique and with a solid and varied repertoire. His experience and professionality in this field are a guarantee of quality both at the rehearsing stage and in the actual performance, which is always of a very high standard. Among his last cine-concert performances, we ought to mention Metropolis at Turin’s A. Toscanini Auditorium, at the head of the RAI National Symphony Orchestra; and Deutschland von Oben at Munich’s Gasteig, leading the Münchner Symphoniker. His future engagements include his debut at the  Monte Carlo Opéra in 2016, at the prestigious Salle Garnier, once again performing Metropolis.




Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern but impossible to enslave." - Henry Brougham, Speech to the House of Commons (January 29, 1828)

Let us start from a self-evident but rightful assumption: culture is and ought more and more to be an instrument used to highlight the identity of a country, a region, a city; an instrument apt to create new opportunities for professional advancement and to favour one’s acquaintance with the world’s artistic heritage.

Culture can be labeled in many ways. A well-known definition of it states that culture is “the sum of a people’s, indeed of the human race’s traditions and scientific, literary and artistic knowledge”. It is a definition that distances itself from narrower concepts - “culture” as a synonym of “erudition”, something restricted to an elite - and opens the doors to the idea that culture is what humankind, through its history and in its development, leaves behind in the way of customs and wisdom, that which describes to us a certain civilization or a certain epoch.

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When we talk of filmmaking in general, clearly today’s knowledge and treatment of this form of art are the fruit of an historical, technical and cultural evolution; yet, at the same time, we witness a return to the origins, there is a strong awareness of the artistic value that the first innovative ideas of music specifically composed to match images held in the past.
As we begin our journey we must acknowledge the fact that the screening of silent movies with a soundtrack played live is an event that blends different forms of art and culture; let’s thus investigate the development of this artistic expression, by describing its beginnings and evolution.

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