Paolo Bortolameolli

‘every moment of the action was alive…a crisp, dynamic performance…’
Los Angeles Times

Currently Associate Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chilean-Italian conductor Paolo Bortolameolli has a bustling concert schedule across the Americas, Asia, and Europe. In addition to his post in Los Angeles, he is also Music Director of the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional Esperanza Azteca (México) and Principal Guest Conductor of Filarmónica de Santiago (Chile).

Recent highlights of the 20/21 season include performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Charlotte Symphony, the Orchestra della Toscana (Italy), the Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias and a fully staged production of La Traviata at the Macerata Opera Festival (Italy).

Having conducted every significant orchestra in his Chilean homeland and been awarded prizes four times by the Arts Critics Association as Symphonic and Opera Conductor of the Year, Paolo has regular conducting relationships across Latin and North America, Europe and Asia including the Houston Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Orchestra della Toscana (Italy), Gulbenkian Orchestra (Portugal), Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolivar (Venezuela), Orquesta de las Américas, Orquesta Clásica Santa Cecilia (Spain), Orquesta Filarmónica de Buenos Aires (Argentina), Orquesta Sinfónica del SODRE (Uruguay), Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería (México), Orquesta Filarmónica Joven de Colombia in addition to the Los Angeles Philharmonic (LA Phil).

Paolo’s relationship with the LA Phil will continue through 2022, where he will conduct concerts at the Hollywood Bowl and increase his engagement with the newly opened YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles) education centre designed by architect Frank Gehry. Paolo has conducted concerts in both the Hollywood Bowl and at the Disney Concert hall every season since his arrival in LA, including a landmark new production of Meredith Monk’s inventive opera, ATLAS, performed at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles in 2019.

He is passionately committed to new music and audiences, having developed innovative projects such as “Ponle Pausa”, a project that seeks to rethink the concept of music education through the implementation of short videos and concerts targeting social network users.

In 2018, he was a guest-lecturer for a TED Talk in New York and in 2020, he released his first book: RUBATO Procesos musicales y una playlist personal.

Paolo holds a Master of Music degree (Yale School of Music, 2013), a Graduate Performance Diploma (Peabody Institute, 2015), a Piano Performance Diploma (Universidad Católica de Chile, 2006), and a Conducting Diploma (Universidad de Chile, 2011).