Filippo Ciabatti

Filippo Ciabatti

Praised for his “sensitive and nuanced” musicianship and for delivering performances “with admirable sweep and tension,” Filippo Ciabatti is a dynamic and versatile conductor who enjoys a multifaceted career. A native of Florence, Italy, Ciabatti has appeared as a guest conductor with numerous orchestras in Europe and the Americas.

An advocate for contemporary music and collaborations between musical genres, he premiered a secular oratorio composed by renowned jazz composer Taylor Ho Bynum and commissioned a cello concerto by composer Noah Luna that was aired on NPR’s From the Top. He is the Assistant Conductor of Boston Baroque and the founding Artistic Director of Upper Valley Baroque.

Ciabatti has recently been named Music Director of the Opera Company of Middlebury and has guest conducted many full operas at Opera North and Lyric Theatre at Illinois. Ciabatti is the Director of Orchestral and Choral Programs at the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College. He has been on the faculty of Camerata de’ Bardi in New York City and Scuola Italia per Giovani Cantanti Lirici in Sant’Angelo in Vado, Italy. He is currently on faculty at the summer opera program Opera Viva! in Verona, Italy. He has played for masterclasses with Renée Fleming, Isabel Leonard, William Matteuzzi, and Donald George.

Ciabatti holds advanced degrees in piano, choral conducting, and orchestral conducting from Italy and the United States. He is the winner of the 2021 American Prize in Conducting, college/university division. In 2018, he served as a Conducting Fellow at the Aurora Music Festival in Sweden under the direction of Jukka-Pekka Saraste.