Nicolò Foron *


Nicolò Umberto Foron was born in 1998 in Genova, Italy as son of an Italian mother and a German father. Because both of his parents are musicians, he was surrounded by music since his birth.

In July 2019 he was selected as one of the 5 conductors in Riccardo Muti’s Italian Opera Academy in Ravenna. The repertoire this year was “Le nozze di Figaro” and Nicolò conducted the last act in the final concert.

From early age, Nicolò was well supported by renowned artists. His first education was in piano, with 9 years of age he became a student of Karl-Heinz Kämmerling at the University of Music Hannover, with 14 years he became a student of Anatol Ugorski at the University of Music Detmold and finally he was taught by David Kuijken at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. As he has skipped 2 classes in school he graduated already with 16 from High School.

Nicolò had the great luck to be discovered in Amsterdam by Jorma Panula and with only 11 years, he became his student. The intensive coaching shaped Nicolò greatly. Nicolò participated a few times in the Järvi Academy in Pärnu, Estland, under Professor Leonid Grin. With 14 years (2012) he became a student in the conducting class of Professor Karl-Heinz Bloemeke at the Detmold University of Music. A year later he was selected as one of the final 20 candidates of the 53rd Concours international de jeunes chefs d'orchestre of Besançon. These experiences paved the ground for his further conducting studies.
From 2014 he followed the Bachelor program of Orchestral Conducting in the class of Professor Ed Spanjaard at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. In January 2019 he had is final graduation Bachelor of Music. Nicolò was mentored as well by Lucas Vis, Jac van Steen and Anthony Hermus.

From September 2019 Nicolò continues his studies as a ‘Master in Performance’ student with Professor Peter Stark and Professor Howard Williams at the Royal College of Music in London. 11 October 2019 he will conduct Mahler Symphony no. 1 in a masterclass with Bernard Haitink, organised by the Royal College.

During his stay in The Netherlands, Nicolò took the opportunity to deepen his knowledge of modern music. He had composition lessons, among others with Joël Bons and he collaborated with contemporary composers in concerts and opera performances. Nicolò conducted the world premiere of the short opera Verbena by Boris Bezemer at the National Opera in the Opera Forward Festival Amsterdam. The premiere of Kamisama by Frieda Joanna at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam followed in 2018, as well as the world premiere of the opera production Totem by David Ko at the Academy of Theater and Dance in Amsterdam. In the same year Nicolò conducts the world premiere of the Dutch opera Niet de Klucht van de Koe by Brechtje van Dijk in the Grachtenfestival Amsterdam.

In February 2019 he was selected to participate in the classes of Professor Heinz Holliger and Professor Peter Eötvös, organized by the Peter Eötvös Contemporary Music Foundation in Budapest.

With 17 years, Nicolò was selected for the masterclass of Bernhard Haitink at the Luzern Festival. In 2017 and in 2018 he took part in masterclasses of Daniele Gatti at the Conservatory of Amsterdam.

Nicolò performs as a concert pianist with his younger sister, violinist Mira Marie Foron.

In the Netherlands, he is supported by the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds/Prince Bernhard Culture Fund. In the UK by the Miele Foundation.


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