Praised by composer George Crumb for his "sensitive and insightful interpretation", conductor Paolo Bortolameolli has been gaining international attention as one of the most interesting and versatile young conductors of South America of his generation.
Along with his musical personality Mr. Bortolameolli brings a visual, synthetic and collaborative approach to music that is infused by his fascination for and interplay among the arts. With his passion for connecting the 21st century audience to the concert stage, Mr. Bortolameolli enjoys conducting, working with youth orchestras, collaborating with today’s composers, lecturing and writing.
A Dudamel Fellow in 2017 (LA Phil), he was also Guest Conductor in Residence YOA Orchestra of the Americas..
Paolo has worked with conductor such as Gustavo Dudamel, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Marin Alsop, Thomas Adès, Peter Oundjian, Matthias Pintscher , William Christie and Helmut Rilling.
Principal Conductor of the New Haven Chamber Orchestra during the 2012-2013 season.
In 2013 he made his debut along with Orquesta Filarmónica de Santiago (Chile), celebrating the Centennial Anniversary of the Rite of Spring in a performance that garnered him the Special Award from the Chilean Critics Association.
Since then he has conducted every other major orchestra of his country including: Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile, Orquesta de la Universidad de Concepción, Orquesta USACH, Orquesta de Cámara de Chile, and Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional Juvenil among working also along with internationally renowned soloists such as Ray Chen, Lucas Macías Navarro, Pacho Flores, Yuzuko Horigome, Kun-Woo Paik, among others.
In 2016 was awarded Best Opera Conductor (arts critics from Chile) for his debut as opera conductor at Opera Nacional de Chile(Tancredi, Rossini).
Future engagements this year include Orquesta Clásica Santa Cecilia (España), Orquesta Filarmónica de Buenos Aires, Orquesta Nacional de Música Argentina, Orquesta Sinfónica del SODRE (Uruguay), Orquesta Sinfónica de UNCuyo, Orquesta Filarmónica de la Radio Mexicana, Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería (México), Orquesta Joven de Colombia and his debut at the Hollywood Bowl along with Los Angeles Philharmonic (LA Phil).
He has been also invited as lecturer for the next TED Talk en Español to be held in New York on April 2018.
In 2007, he was named 100 young leaders of the country by the Chilean national magazine Sábado.
He is also the creator of 'PONLE PAUSA', a project that seeks to revolutionize the concept of music education through short videos and concerts targeting social network users.
Mr. Bortolameolli has studied with leading conductors including Bernard Haitink, Neeme Järvi, Pavo Järvi, Leonid Grin and Peter Oundjian. Twice (2013 - 2014) participant in the Lucerne Festival, in the Järvi Summer Festival and Academy (Estonia), the Jorma Panula Masterclass at El Escorial in Madrid and the Mozarteum Sommerakademie where he worked with professor Peter Gülke.
Mr. Bortolameolli is Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting from Yale School of Music (Maestro Shinik Hahm - 2013) and Graduate Performance Diploma from Peabody Institute (2015) where he studied under the guidance of Gustav Meier and Markand Thakar.
He graduated from the Arts Faculty of University of Chile (Maestro David del Pino Klinge 2011) and from Universidad Católica de Chile where he studied piano with Professor Frida Conn.