Piero Bellugi

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Piero Bellugi (1924–2012) was a prominent Italian conductor and music educator from Florence. Initially, he studied violin/viola and composition (with Luigi Dallapiccola) at the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory. Bellugi also attended Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Italy and Universität Mozarteum Salzburg in Germany. Piero studied conducting with Igor Markevitch, Rafael Kubelik, and Leonard Bernstein (at Berkshire Music Center).

From 1955 to 1959, Piero Bellugi was the conductor of the Oakland Symphony Orchestra, followed by the same position at Oregon Symphony Orchestra in 1959–61. He debuted at Teatro alla Scala, Milano in 1960 with Georg Friedrich Händel's opera Serse and became a guest conductor at La Scala the next year. In 1967, Bellugi started working as a permanent conductor of the Orchestra Sinfonica Di Torino Della RAI, and also acted in the same role at the Orchestra Giovanile Italiana.

As a guest conductor, Piero Bellugi had appeared with Orchestra Del Teatro Dell'Opera Di Roma, Orchestre National De L'Opéra De Paris, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, The Lyric Opera Of Chicago Orchestra, San Francisco Opera Orchestra, and many other ensembles. Throughout his career, Bellugi conducted world premieres of several important pieces, including Darius Milhaud's Symphony No. 10 in 1961 and Settimo Concerto by Goffredo Petrassi in 1965.

He gave workshops at several prestigious institutions in Europe and the United States, including the University of California, Berkeley, New England Conservatory Of Music, and the Accademia Musicale Chigiana. In 1996, Piero started teaching at the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory. His son, David Bellugi, (b. 1954) is a recorder virtuoso.
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BSF.9211, BSF 9211 The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Piero Bellugi, Ruggiero Ricci The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Piero Bellugi, Ruggiero Ricci - Concerto No. 4 In D Minor / Grand Duo For Violin, Double And Orchestra / Le Streghe(LP, Album) CBS, CBS BSF.9211, BSF 9211 UK 1971 Sell This Version
Arthur Grumiaux - Niccolò Paganini - Piero Bellugi - Orchestre National De L'Opéra De Monte-Carlo Arthur Grumiaux - Niccolò Paganini - Piero Bellugi - Orchestre National De L'Opéra De Monte-Carlo - Concerti Per Violino N. 1 & 4 (Album) Philips UK 1972 Sell This Version
Paganini*, Bottesini*, Ruggiero Ricci, Piero Bellugi Paganini*, Bottesini*, Ruggiero Ricci, Piero Bellugi - Paganini Violin Concerto No. 4 (Album) Columbia, Columbia UK 1970 Sell This Version
8.557908 Cherubini*, Orchestra Sinfonica Di Sanremo, Piero Bellugi Cherubini*, Orchestra Sinfonica Di Sanremo, Piero Bellugi - Symphony In D Major (Médée • Faniska • Lodoïska)(CD, Album) Naxos 8.557908 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
OPD-1323, OPD 1323 Handel* / Luigi Alva, Mirella Freni, Rolando Panerai, Fiorenza Cossotto, Piero Bellugi Handel* / Luigi Alva, Mirella Freni, Rolando Panerai, Fiorenza Cossotto, Piero Bellugi - Serse (Xerxes)(2xCDr, Album, RE) Opera D'Oro, Opera D'Oro OPD-1323, OPD 1323 US 2009 Sell This Version
3 HOPE 206 Gioacchino Rossini, Piero Bellugi Gioacchino Rossini, Piero Bellugi - La Donna Del Largo(3x12", Album, Pri) Historical Opera Performances Edition 3 HOPE 206 US Unknown Sell This Version

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