The Washington Post
"Salvatore Percacciolo conducted, drawing out the best of Ravel’s prismatic orchestration and keeping everything tight and orderly in the motley of Wang’s crazy-quilt score".
Los Angeles Times
"Salvatore Percacciolo, a young Italian protégé of the late Maazel, conducted a lively performance"
Salvatore Percacciolo, after completing his studies in piano and composition, was selected and admitted at the “Scuola dell'Opera Italiana” of the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, where he received his Diplom in Orchestral Conducting. Student of Piero Bellugi (Florence) and Jorma Panula (Sibelius Academy of Helsinki), he has attended numerous masterclasses with Bruno Bartoletti, Donato Renzetti, Antonello Allemandi, Renato Palumbo, John Axelrod, Riccardo Frizza, Nicola Luisotti. Winner of the “Carlo Maria Giulini” Award for young conductors, he has conducted numerous operas from baroque to contemporary music like: “Tosca” and “Madame Butterfly” at the Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago (LU), “La voix humaine” by F. Poulenc, “Phedra” by B. Britten, and “Le bel indiffèrent” by M. Tutino for Musica Insieme in Bologna, “La serva padrona” by G. B. Pergolesi at the Teatro S. Carlo in Naples and the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, “Livietta e Tracollo” by Pergolesi, “Pomme d'api” and “Monsieur Choufleuri” by J. Offenbach at the “Festival della Valle d'Itria”, in Martina Franca (TA), at the Teatro Comunale in Bologna and the Teatro “G. B. Pergolesi” in Jesi (AN), “Fidelio” by L. van Beethoven in Reggio Emilia, Ferrara and Modena, “The Magic Flute” by W. A. Mozart for As.Li.co in various italian theaters including Sociale in Como and Brescia, Ponchielli in Cremona, Arcimboldi in Milan, Olimpico in Rome, Comunale in Bologna and Regio in Turin. In 2013 also for As.Li.Co, he has conducted with great success of public and critics the opera “La finta semplice” by W. A. Mozart.
Besides his opera production, Salvatore Percacciolo has conducted numerous symphonic concerts in Italy and abroad. Guest at the “Settimana Internazionale di Musica Sacra” in Monreale (PA), and “Internationale Musiktage” in Koblenz, in 2010 he conducted the memorial concert “Omaggio a Eliodoro Sollima” for the Fondazione Teatro Massimo in Palermo, in 2011 the concert for the celebration of the 150° anniversary of the Unity of Italy at the Teatro Lirico in Cagliari, while in 2013 the concert for the 200° Verdi's Anniversary at the Teatro Verdi in Busseto.
He has stood on numerous orchestra podiums among them: Orchestra 1813 in Como, the National Philarmonic Orchestra in Kiev, Symphonic Orchestra in Oradea (Rumania), I Pomeriggi Musicali in Milano, l’Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, l'Orchestra “G. Rossini” in Pesaro, l'Orchestra del Teatro “V. Emanuele” in Messina, l'Orchestra del Teatro Lirico in Cagliari, l'Orchestra del Teatro Comunale in Bologna, l'Orchestra Sinfonica in Sanremo, the Mediterranea Chamber Orchestra, l'Orchestra del Teatro S. Carlo in Naples, l'Orchestra del Teatro Regio in Turin, working with many soloists such as Esther Birringer, Luiz Filipe Coelho, Roberto Cominati, Chisato Kusunoki, Calogero Palermo and Giovanni Sollima.
Salvatore Percacciolo has conducted various works by rock and symphonic jazz and also numerous scores by composers of our time, including Claudio Scannavini, Maurizio Pisati, Mauro Montalbetti, Nunzio Ortolano, Marco Taralli, Paolo Marzocchi. Among his carreer as a conductor, he also plays the piano in chamber music ensembles, making music regulary with members of the Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, DSO Berlin and Berliner Philharmoniker. Recently he was selected from Maestro Lorin Maazel to participate as a “Fellow Conductor” in the Castleton Festival's 2014 - Virginia.