Chorus Master, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

Ciro Visco

Ciro Visco

Ciro Visco graduated from the Naples Conservatory in Piano, Singing (both the performing and didactic fields), Choral Music and Choral Conducting. Since March 2010 he has been the new Chorus Master at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. From 1997 to 2000 he worked alongside Norbert Balatsch at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia; following that, as chorus master for numerous productions, collaborating with conductors and composers such as Giuseppe Sinopoli, Myung-Whun Chung, Jeffrey Tate, Roberto Abbado, Yutaka Sado and Ennio Morricone, among others.

During last seasons he prepared the Santa Cecilia Chorus for a number of concerts held at  Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Teatro alla Scala in Milan (Deutsches Requiem by Brahms), London BBC Proms (Guillaume Tell, Quattro pezzi sacri by Verdi), Salzburg Festival (Stabat Mater by Rossini, War Requiem by Britten).

Ciro Visco was chorus master at Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa (from 2001 to 2010), at Teatro di San Carlo in Naples and at Radio France.

As a choral conductor, he made recordings for a number of major labels, including: Deutsche Grammophon (the Misa Tango by Bacalov, with Chung and Domingo), Sony (music by Morricone), Decca and TDK; and as a pianist, for La Nuova Era. He was recently engaged in the new recordings for EMI: Stabat Mater, Guillaume Tell and Petite Messe Solennelle by Rossini, Verdi’s Quattro pezzi sacri and Britten’s War Requiem.