Carlo Tenan, conductor
Born in Italy, Carlo Tenan graduated with honors in orchestral conducting, piano, oboe, composition and electronic music. He furthered his education in orchestral conducting, training with Daniele Gatti and Lorin Maazel, as well as in piano with Franco Scala, while working for a decade as principal oboe at Teatro Comunale in Bologna and Teatro alla Scala in Milan, in the nineties. Tenan was assistant to Mtislav Rostropovitsch, Georges Prêtre, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos,
Antonio Pappano and Lorin Maazel, in several productions. His collaboration with Lorin Maazel started back in 2002, when Maazel spotted Tenan, being the only Italian finalist selected for the ‘Maazel Vilar Conductors’ Competition’
(430 participants) semifinals, at the Royal College of London. Carlo Tenan has conducted several among the world’s most important symphonic orchestras including: Orchestra Accademia Nazionale of Santa Cecilia, Orchestra Sinfonica
Teatro of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra of Teatro Comunale in Bologna, Orchestra of Nationaltheater Mannheim, Orchestra of Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Orchestra Bruckner in Linz, Orchestra Regionale Toscana, Orchestra of Slovene
National Theatre Maribor, Orchestra of Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Orchestra of Oldenburgisches Staatstheater and Orchestra of Tiroler Landestheater in Innsbruck. As to opera productions, he conducted some of the most important
opera titles such as Die Entführung aus dem Serail at Oldenburg, Don Giovanni at Circuito Lirico Lombardo, Die Zauberflöte with the Orchestra of Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Tosca at the Landestheater Tiroler in Innsbruck, and La Bohème at the Nationaltheater Mannheim. Among his latests achievements, the conduction of the 2010 New Year’s Concert at the Großes Festspielhaus in Salzburg, his debut in MITO International Music Festival in Milan and Turin (September 2010), the inauguration of Como’s Teatro Sociale 2010- 2011 season and the conduction fo Verdi’s Requiem in Montevideo (Uruguay). Carlo Tenan also works as a composer, his scores being singled out and awarded in several international competitions, such as: ‘2 Agosto’ International Composing Competition, International Uuno Klami Composition Competition and Opera J Competition (promoted by: Opera domani/As.Li.Co., Opéra Royal de Wallonie and Teatro Real de Madrid).
In 2008, he worked as a lecturer of Orchestral Conducting at the Conservatory of S. Cecilia, while in 2009 he was a lecturer of Orchestra Techniques, Concerting and Conducting at La Scuola dell’Opera Italiana of the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, as well as a lecturer of score-reading at the Conservatory G. Verdi of Milan.His upcoming engagements include several symphonic concerts with the Filarmonica Toscanini orchestra, with the Pomeriggi Musicali orchestra, and a tour with Uri Caine and the Orchestra Regionale Toscana. In november 2011 Tenan will hold his debut at Berlin’s Konzerthaus.