"I bet she will be one of the best conductors of this century, you can feel the 'Genius' in her." 
Fazıl Say

Italo-Turkish conductor Nil Venditti is fast establishing relationships with important orchestras and

ensembles around the world.  Highlights from recent seasons include collaborations with

Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre National de Lille and Orchestre/Opera

National Bordeaux Aquitane, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Ulster Orchestra,

Luzerner Sinfonieorchester and Camerata Salzburg, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Irish National

Opera, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra dell’Arena di Verona as well as Orchestra

della Toscana, of which she was Principal Guest Conductor from June 2020 until May 2022.  

 

In the 2022/23 season, Venditti returns to conduct the Orchestre de Pau, Stuttgart Chamber

Orchestra and the Transylvania State Philharmonic. She also makes debuts with the Orchestra

of Paris Opera, Orchestre de Mulhouse and Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire in France;

Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the orchestra of Staatstheater Stuttgart and the

Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra in Germany; Castilla y Leon Symphony, Asturias Symphony,

Galicia Royal Philharmonic and Extremadura orchestras in Spain; Tonhalle-Orchester and

Sinfonieorchester Basel in Switzerland; Helsingborg Symphony, Helsinki Chamber Orchestra and

Dalarna Sinfonietta in the Nordics; BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Royal Northern

Sinfonia in the UK; and Belgrade Philharmonic in Serbia. In Turkey, she collaborates with ASSO

Izmir, Istanbul State Symphony, Antalya State Symphony and Izmir State Symphony orchestras.

Venditti also makes her US debut in spring 2023 with the SFCM Orchestra in San Francisco.  

With a strong affinity for Haydn, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Beethoven, Venditti’s repertoire is

increasingly expanding to include Brahms, Schumann, Dvorak, Rachmaninov, Stravinsky,

Tchaikovsky and Debussy among others. Her interest in contemporary programming has in

recent seasons seen her focus on the works of Fazil Say (whose 5 th  Symphony she will premiere

at the Bremen Musikfest), Peter Maxwell-Davies, Fabien Waksman, Lepo Sumera, Caroline

Shaw and Nicola Campogrande. She continues to excel in the operatic genre, having recently

conducted operas including Così fan tutte, L’elisir d’amore, The Lighthouse, Carmen and Tosca. 

 

Venditti is an advocate for finding inclusive experiences for new audiences. She has championed

Nicola Campogrande’s Concerto for Audience and Orchestra, originally commissioned for the

Paris Philharmonie, for which the public is given kazoos and plastic-wrapped mints with which to

interact with the orchestra – and being conducted as part of the performance. She first conducted

the work in 2016 for an open-air audience of 2,000 in Matera (Italy), and with the Slovenian

Philharmonic Orchestra in September 2019. Last season, Nil conducted Irish National Opera’s

first virtual reality community opera Out of the Ordinary, which was developed for and with people

living across Ireland, placing communities at the centre of the opera creation process. 

Venditti trained in conducting at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste under the guidance of

Professor Johannes Schlaefli, as well as attending the Conducting Academy associated with the

Pärnu Music Festival under Paavo Järvi, Neeme Järvi and Leonid Grin. In Italy, she graduated in

cello performance with Francesco Pepicelli and orchestral conducting with Marcello Bufalini.

“The young Italo-Turkish conductor Nil Venditti is very comfortable conducting with sobriety, calm strength and efficiency our excellent National Orchestra Bordeaux Aquitaine.”

(Bordeaux Gazette, April 2022)