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  • Paolo Bortolameolli Continues as LA Phil Assistant Conductor For 2018/19 Season
  • Jul. 23, 2018
  • Paolo Bortolameolli Continues as LA Phil Assistant
    Conductor For 2018/19 Season

    Bortolameolli Conducts Dynamic Dvořák
    at the Hollywood Bowl on August 2


    Los Angeles, CA (July 23, 2018) – The LA Phil announces that Paolo Bortolameolli will continue as Assistant Conductor of the LA Phil for the 2018/19 season. As part of his duties, Bortolameolli will serve as the cover conductor for Gustavo Dudamel and guest conductors throughout the orchestra's subscription season and on tour. Bortolameolli, who was appointed in the 2017/18 season, was also a Dudamel Fellow during the 2016/17 season.

    Bortolameolli makes his debut on the Hollywood Bowl’s classical series on August 2, conducting Dynamic Dvořák, an evening featuring the Los Angeles Philharmonic performing Dvořák’s Seventh Symphony and works by Saint-Saëns.

    During the LA Phil’s 2018/19 season, Bortolameolli will conduct The Edge of Jazz on January 15 at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The Green Umbrella series concert will feature new works that highlight the border between improvised and compositional music, curated by Herbie Hancock and performed by the LA Phil New Music Group.

    Praised by composer George Crumb for his “sensitive and insightful interpretation,” Paolo Bortolameolli has been gaining international attention as one of the most interesting young South American conductors of his generation.

    Along with his musical personality, Bortolameolli brings a collaborative approach to music and a passion for connecting the 21st-century audience to the concert stage. A Dudamel Fellow for the LA Phil’s 2016/17 season, Bortolameolli enjoys conducting, working with youth orchestras, collaborating with today’s composers, lecturing, and writing.

    Bortolameolli debuted with the LA Phil in a Toyota Symphonies for Youth concert in February 2017. He was the 2017 Guest Conductor in Residence with YOA Orchestra of the Americas and was a semifinalist in the 2016 Mahler Competition. He has worked with internationally renowned soloists, such as Ray Chen, Lucas Macías Navarro, Pacho Flores, Yuzuko Horigome, and Kun-Woo Paik, among others. As Assistant Conductor of the Yale Philharmonia, he collaborated with conductors such as Peter Oundjian, Xu Zhong, Jahja Ling, Shinik Hahm, William Christie, and Helmut Rilling. He was cover conductor for Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in 2014/15 and Principal Conductor of the New Haven Chamber Orchestra during the 2012/13 season. In 2013, he debuted with the 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 the Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile, the Orquesta de la Universidad de Concepción, the Orquesta USACH, the Orquesta de Cámara de Chile, and the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional Juvenil, among others.

    Bortolameolli holds a Master of Music degree in orchestral conducting from the Yale School of Music (Shinik Hahm, 2013) and a Graduate Performance Diploma from the Peabody Institute (2015), where he studied under the guidance of Gustav Meier and Markand Thakar. He graduated from the Arts Faculty of the University of Chile (David del Pino Klinge, 2011) and from the Universidad Católica de Chile, where he studied piano with Professor Frida Conn.

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Music Director & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, presents an inspiring array of music from all genres – orchestral, chamber and Baroque music, organ and celebrity recitals, new music, jazz, world music and pop – at two of L.A.'s iconic venues, Walt Disney Concert Hall ( the Hollywood Bowl ( The LA Phil's season extends from September through June at Walt Disney Concert Hall and throughout the summer at the Hollywood Bowl. With the preeminent Los Angeles Philharmonic at the foundation of its offerings, the LA Phil aims to enrich and transform lives through music, with a robust mix of artistic, education, and community programs.


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