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The Bombay Chamber Orchestra


November 5, 2017

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  • Date: November 5, 2017
  • Time: 18:30
  • Location: Nariman Point
  • Venue: Tata Theatre






Guest Conductor: Santiago Lusardi Girelli

Soloist: Julian Clef (Piano)

Programme includes Chopin Piano Concerto No 2 in F Minor

and Popular Romantics works by Mendelssonh, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov

Tickets: 640, 550 and 410

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The Argentinean conductor, Santiago Lusardi Girelli, started his studies in music and philosophy since he was young; his profile has been developed by these two paths of study. He studied Theology and Philosophy at the Argentinian Catholic University and the Universidad del Salvador (Buenos Aires, Argentina), he also studied Oriental Philosophies, Yoga and Meditation. He studied Orchestral Conducting in Buenos Aires at the UCA University and Choral Conducting at the Manuel Castillo Conservatory of Seville, Spain. Nowadays he is finishing the PhD in music at the University of Seville. He haS attended to several coral conduction courses and workshops with renown masters of different countries: José Carlos Carmona (Spain), Antonio Abreu (Venezuela), A. Alonso (France), Julio Domínguez (Spain) G. Céspedes (Colombia), N. Andrenacci (Argentina), W. Ptaff (Germany), and vocal performance with Mirella Frenni (Italy).

Santiago Lusardi Girelli is a Choir and Orchestra conductor, performer, composer and scholar of theological philosophicaltraditions of the East and West. His work as a choir and orchestra conductor has taken place in the last recent years in Argentina, Bolivia, Perú, Venezuela and Spain. In Bolivia he has worked as the main conductor of the Orchestra San José de Chiquitos, located in the Chiquitania, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, with which he has made national and international tours during 2007-2008 season. He worked within the Venezuela´s musical system (EL SISTEMA), invited as a conductor of the Symphonic Orchestra Hombres Nuevos during 2007-2008 season. He was also invited as a conductor in the National Youth Orchestra of Peru, the Imperial Orchestra from Cuzco (2008), and the Banuev´s Choir during the Youth International Meeting in Rome (2000).

Santiago Lusardi Girelli did several researches on Baroque vocal music of Moxos and Chiquitania´s archives in Latin-America, and he conducted brand-new musical pieces with his Coro de Cámara de Sevilla (Spain). Currently, he is Sub-director of the Seville’s Orquesta Sinfónica Hispalense (Spain) and assistant conductor of the Seville University Choir. He is also conductor of the Coro de Cámara de Sevilla and Orchestra since March 2010. He is nowadays in charge of the presidency of the FESECO (Choir Federation of Seville).


Born in Kerala, Julian Clef had received no formal piano training when he was accepted to Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester, at the age of 16.  He commenced formal piano studies at sixteen with Murray McLachlan at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester and subsequently studied at the Royal Northern College of Music for a Bachelor of Music (Hons).  He later went on to study with Ronan O’Hora and Martin Roscoe at the Guildhall School of Music.  He has also had masterclasses from Peter Donohoe, Andrei Gavrilov and Andras Schiff.