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Conductor in Residence

Sieva Borzak 

Sieva Borzak, who was born in Rome in 1997, is a Russian-Italian conductor. After his studies in operatic voice, piano, and composition, he graduated with full marks and honor in Orchestral Conducting under the guidance of Marcello Bufalini at the Alfredo Casella Conservatory in L'Aquila. Following his graduation, he perfected his skills with Riccardo Muti, Daniel Oren, Franceso Lanzillotta, Daniele Aigman and Niels Muus. 

Since 2021, he has held the position of Conductor in Residence of Roma Tre Orchestra. 

In 2023, he won First Prize Overall and the Orchestral Prize at the Peter Maag International Competition for young orchestral conductors. 

In 2022, he won First Prize at the Lake Como Conducting Competition. In the same year, he also won Third Prize and the Special Prize "Orchestra Filarmonica di Bacau" from the tenth Luigi Mancinelli competition for opera conductors. 

In 2022 he was also an active student of the Riccardo Muti Italian Opera Academy and directed the Luigi Cherubini Youth Orchestra as they played Verdi's Requiem at Teatro Alighieri in Ravenna.

In 2023 he debuted at Teatro Petruzzelli with Roma Tre Orchestra, conducting Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, "Ode to Joy"

He has conducted numerous orchestras, including the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra del Teatro dell'Opera, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana, Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese, the Luigi Cherubini Youth Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica Salerintana, Kosovo Philharmonic Orchestra, I Musici di Parma, the Giovanni Paisiello Festival Chamber Orchestra, Roma Sinfonietta, Roma Tre Orchestra, Ensemble Testori, Romae Philharmonia Orchestra, Camerata Classica, the Le Metamorfosi Youth Orchestra, and UCBM Chamber Orchestra. 

He has conducted in numerous venues, including Teatro Petruzzelli, Sferisterio (Macerata), Teatro dell'Opera di Tirana, Teatro Alighieri (Ravenna), Teatro Marrucino (Chieti), Teatro Giuseppe Verdi (Salerno), Teatro Flavio Vespasiano (Rieti), Teatro Comunale (L'Aquila), Teatro Palladium (Roma), Teatro Torlonia (Roma), Teatro Fenaroli (Lanciano), and Teatro Apollo (Mogliano). 

In September 2019, at 22 years old, he made his operatic debut at the Giovanni Paisiello Festival with La Finta Amante, an opera buffa by Paisiello. This performance was the world premiere of the opera in modern times. He participated in the Macerata Opera Festival 2020 as Assistant Director, with Davide Livermore's staging of Don Giovanni. In October of 2020 he conducted Roma Tre Orchestra at the Teatro Palladium in a concert dedicated entirely to Richard Wagner, with selections from Tannhäuser and Parsifal. He is the leader of the Mozart Project, which is concentrated on the recording of the most celebrated piano concertos by W. A. Mozart. Together with saxophonist Jacopo Taddei, he is a soloist on the album "Elegy", produced by Brilliant Classics and featuring music by Tchaikovsky, Glazunov, and Borodin. In 2021 he was the Assistant Director to Maestro Paolo Bortolameolli, in La Traviata "of the Mirrors" at the Macerata Opera Festival. In the same year, he took Roma Tre Orchestra on tour to the Le Altre Note Festival (Valtellina), where they performed Eine Alpensinfonie by Richard Strauss. 

With Roma Tre Orchestra he has been able to debut a notable quantity of repertoire, conducting composers such as Bach, Corelli, Telemann, Vivaldi, Pergolesi, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, Liszt, Wagner, Mahler, R. Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Borodin, Glazunov, Chopin, Saint-Saens, Debussy, Ravel, Dukas, Elgar, Copland, Gershwin, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Piazzolla, Brouwer, Rachmaninov, Shostakovich, and Bloch. 

He has accompanied internationally acclaimed soloists, including Giovanni Sollima, Aubree Oliverson, Amalia Hall, Anton Spronk, Giulio Tampalini, Jacopo Taddei, and Pietro Roffi. 

He is also active in the contemporary music field, directing the world premiere of Nicola Campogrande's Symphony no. 2 "Un Mondo Nuovo", the world premiere of "Concerto di Asigliano" by Angelo Gilardino, the world premiere of “Rondò in A major” by Frederick Robin, and the opera "Delwende" by Fausto Sebastiani. 

In 2023 he was the Assistant Director for Bastarda (a project about Donizetti's operas Anna Bolena, Maria Stuarda, Roberto Devereux, and Elisabetta al castello di Kenilworth) at the Theatre de la Monnaie in Brussels. In May 2023 he conducted Die Walküre in concert form with Roma Tre Orchestra, and debuted at the Teatro dell'Opera in Tirana, conducting the opera Skanderbeg. In the upcoming season his debut at Circuito Aslico/Opera Domani is expected with Turandot, as well as his return to the Reate Festival with Der Kaiser von Atlantis and orchestral concerts with the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, the Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana, the Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo, Orchestra della Magna Grecia, Orchestra Filarmonica di Bacau (Romania), Silven Symphony Orchestra (Bulgaria), and Roma Tre Orchestra. 

The annual position of Conductor in Residence is awarded by the Board of Directors following a proposal from the Artistic Director of a young orchestral conductor, based on an evaluation of professional capacities and taking account of any previous collaborations and support for the musical activities and overall cultural design that Roma Tre Orchestra implements. The Conductor in Residence is the principal figure in a series of events in the course of the calendar year, predominantly in ensembles, prepared according to program and project guidelines agreed upon by the Conductor in Residence, the Artistic Director, and the Board of Directors of the Association, according to criteria compatible with the financial and artistic guidelines defined by the Board of Directors. The position of Conductor in Residence is publicized through the website and social media channels of the Roma Tre Orchestra Association. The conductors can boast the title "Conductor in Residence of Roma Tre Orchestra" in every physical or virtual setting, specifying the years they held the position. The position can be renewed and is free of charge. Every event and/or project that involves the Conductor in Residence can be compensated according to specific agreements between the interested party and the Roma Tre Orchestra Association, based on the relevance, complexity, and effort involved. 
(translation by Jewel Taylor) 



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