Gaetano d'Espinosa

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Gaetano d'Espinosa

“Principal Guest Conductor” of  the “Orchestra G. Verdi” in Milano


"… one of the greatest conductors I have ever met!"  -  Fabio Luisi on Gaetano d’Espinosa.

“... un debut explosif et fulgurant” Le Monde

Born in Palermo in 1978, Gaetano d’Espinosa studied piano, violin and composition in his hometown with Mihal Spinei and Turi Belfiore, and later with Salvatore Accardo in Milan.

Gaetano d’Espinosa served as Concertmaster at the Staatskapelle Dresden from 2001 until 2008 when he resigned, to focus on his conducting career, taking on the role of musical assistant of Fabio Luisi. He also premiered his First Concerto for violin under the baton of Christian Arming.

In 2010 d’Espinosa conducted “La Traviata” at the Semperoper Dresden to resounding acclaim and, as assistant to Fabio Luisi, he travelled to the Pacific Music Festival in Japan conducting performances of “La Boheme”.

This has been a sudden start of an unbelievable career that took him, in less than three years, to be invited by major orchestras and theatres: 

Kremerata Baltica

Opera de Lyon

Graz Oper

Prague Philharmonia

Poznan Philharmonic

Dresden Chamber Orchestra

Orchestra di Santa Cecilia Roma

Orchestra Verdi di Milano

Orchestra del San Carlo di Napoli

Orchestra del Massimo di Palermo 

Orchestra della Fenice di Venezia

Kammerorchest Berlin

NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo

Gunma Symphony Orchestra

Osaka Japan Century Orchestra

Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra

Kyoto Symphony Orchestra

Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Opera de Limoges

Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne

Orchestre de l’Ile de France

Symphonieorchester Basel

Bamberger Symphoniker


In January 2012, at a short notice last call, he has been called by the Opera de Lyon to conduct Puccini’s “Trittico” replacing a sick maestro: this event has been received with greatest acclaim by international press, astonished for his command of both orchestra and stage:

“…Gaetano d’Espinosa opened up the sunny orchestral colors of the three Puccini operas…”

(The Financial Times)

 “…and Puccini is a marvel, with the orchestra in a top form with d’Espinosa…” (

Recently Gaetano d’Espinosa has recorded with great success, a Haydn, Shostakovich, Ravel program with the Bamberger Symphoniker  for the Bayerische Rundfunk.

He has just conducted a production of Rigoletto at Teatro dell’Opera in Rome in February 2015. He will have also a residence of two months at Teatro la Fenice in Venice, conducting “La Traviata” and a new production of “Norma”.