Artistic Direction

M° Oscar Locatelli

He graduated in Bassoon with Maestro Ovidio Danzi (formerly 1st Bassoon at the Scala in Milan) at the “G. Donizetti ”of Bergamo in 1991.

He studied with: S. Azzolini, S. Canuti, D. Damiano and V. Zucchiati. He was 1st  Bassoon in the Youth Orchestras of: Florence, “Cattolica” in Milan, Savona, Turin, Vicenza, etc. traveling in: Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, India, Holland, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, until 1994.

In 1995 he studied in Salzburg with the Wiener Philharmoniker and then in Krakow (Poland) at the “European Mozart Academy” also performing as a soloist in: Berlin, Bratislava, Brussels, Budapest, Prague and Warsaw.

In 1996 he was in Russia at the Vladivostok Symphony Orchestra as 1st  Bassoon and main teacher at the local Conservatory.

From 1997 to 2000 he worked in the U.S.A with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Opera and Tacoma Symphony; he has recorded soundtracks for Hollywood Movies.

He has collaborated with: the “Pomeriggi Musicali” and “la Verdi” in Milan; the Orchestras of Lecco and Brescia; Wind Orchestras of: Brescia, Lecco, Rovereto (Tn), Rome, Soncino (Cr), Valtellina (So), Verona and Vicenza.

As a Conductor:

He followed courses with Maestro: Ingrosso (2010/12), Belloli and Satanassi (2013) and Gasperin (2014). From 2001 to 2006 he conducted the Concert Band of Zogno and from 2007 to 2012 the one in San Pellegrino Terme (Bg).

He was Guest Conductor in the Concert Bands of: Brembate Sopra (Bg), Brembio (Lo), Cividate (Bs), Ponte San Pietro (Bg), Spirano (Bg), Villa d ‘Almè (Bg);

and Orchestra Liricando of Milan (conducting Barbiere di Siviglia, Rigoletto and Traviata).

In 2015 he was second in the 1st “Veneto” Competition for Conductors with jury of: J. Van Der Roost, D. Carnevali and R. Di Marino.

In 2019 he graduated from the ISEB of Trento after five years of  “music conducting learning” with the teachers: B. Appermont, F. Cesarini, A. Loss, L. Marosi, G. Moser, C. Pirola, A. Schillings and J.R. Vilaplana .

Currently:

He conducts the Concert Bands of Arcene, Selvino and Sorisole (Bg).

He is the Artistic Director of the Selvino-Aviatico Concert Bands Competition (Bg).

He is a music teacher in middle-high school, Bassoonist in the woodwind “Quintetto Orobie”.

He is attending the Master in Wind Orchestra Conducting at the Milan Conservatory.