Antonio Greco

Antonio GRECO
Pianist, choirmaster and conductor

Antonio Greco graduated in Piano, Choral Music and Renaissance Polyphony.

He is currently teaching Choral Exercises at the ISSM “Verdi” in Ravenna. In 1993, Greco founded the Costanzo Porta Choir and in 2004, the Cremona Antiqua Orchestra, an ensemble using, original instruments, which he has conducted in concerts at the most important Italian and European festivals.

He was Assistant Conductor of Sir John Eliot Gardiner and a harpsichordist with the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists in many tours around the world.

Since 2018, Greco has cooperated as a Choirmaster with Riccardo Muti, with whom he staged Verdi’s Macbeth, Nabucco, Stabat Mater and Te Deum (in December he is going to work on Messa da Requiem) and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony (Cherubini Youth Orchestra, Costanzo Porta Choir/Cremona Antiqua).

He has been the Choirmaster of the Opera Lombardia, Opéra de Lausanne and “Luigi Cherubini” Choir.

Greco has given masterclasses in the Baroque repertoire at the Accademia “Celletti” in Martina Franca, Moscow Čajkovskij Conservatory, Scuola dell’Opera in Bologna, Musica Antica a Palazzo in Genova, Monteverdi Festival in Cremona, as well as masterclasses in Choir Conducting at the ASAC Veneto and Fondazione Guido d’Arezzo.

As a conductor, he has worked with the Orchestra Regionale Toscana, Orchestra Luigi Cherubini, Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia, OIDI Festival Baroque Ensemble, Orchestra della Magna Grecia, Cremona Antiqua, Orchestra “1813” del Teatro Sociale in Como and Baroque Opera Concert in Tokyo.

In 2021, he was Music Director at the Il Cantiere di Montepulciano. In the same year, he was appointed Senior Music Director at the Monteverdi Festival in Cremona, of which his Cremona Antiqua Choir and Orchestra have become permanent ensembles.

Every year, Greco stages the greatest Monteverdi’s masterpieces: Orfeo in 2021, (next year, L’incoronazione di Poppea), while 2022 was dedicated to the Vespro della Beata Vergine, which he conducted in Cremona, Mantova, Milan and Perugia. Last week, he conducted the Lyatoshynsky Chamber Choir at the National Philharmonic of Ukraine in Kyiv within a project of brotherhood and sharing between the two populations.