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Italian conductor, composer and violist. A poliedric artist, acclaimed and constantly scriptured as conductor, as composer/arranger, and as violist. Since his early age, he played as soloist with orchestras and in recitals with piano, and he has won first prizes in national and international competitions. He has performed in some of the most prestigious Italian Concert Halls (Sala Verdi and Teatro alla Scala - Milan, Teatro Comunale - Bologna, Parco della Musica – Roma Auditorium, and many others) and abroad. His recordings have been awarded as "CD of the Month" by the magazine "CD Classica", Italian leader, and other excellent reviews on Italian and foreign magazines, such as "Piano Time" (Italy), "Diapason" (France), "Fanfare" (USA), "The clarinet" (USA).

RAI International channel has recently dedicated to his works and recordings an entire program, presented by Valentina Lo Surdo. In September 2015, he conducted Josè Carreras in concert in Matera, the city awarded as the European capital of Culture 2019. It was the first concert of the world tour of the famous Spanish tenor, a very successful event, presented by the Italian TV anchorman Michele Mirabella. He regularly collaborates with artists from Italy and abroad, such as Andrea Bocelli, Josè Carreras, Gaston Rivero, Celine Byrne, Erwin Schrott, Eddie Daniels, Gustav Kuhn, Cecilia Gasdia, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Nicola Alaimo, Anna Maria Chiuri, Valeria Esposito, Giovanni Sollima, Andrea Griminelli, Federico Mondelci, Enrico Dindo, Domenico Nordio, Anna Serova, Corrado Giuffredi, Danilo Rossi, Giorgio Zagnoni, Sarah Brightman.

Many of his world premieres have been performed by some of the most important international symphony orchestras, in renowned venues: Carnegie Hall in New York, Teatro alla Scala Philharmonic Orchestra, Kremerata Baltica Gidon Kremer, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Euroradio Concerts, Cairo Opera House, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Teatro Pavarotti Modena, The Ministry of Cultural heritage-Rome, Hermitage Theatre in St. Petersburg, Ural Philharmonic Orchestra, National Chamber Orch. Of Armenia, Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, Teatro de Las Bellas Artes in Mexico City, Auditorium RadioTV Slovenia, The Presidential Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall in Ankara, Symph. Orch. Of the Netherlands, The Sounds of the Dolomites, Haydn Symphony Orchestra, Orch. Sinfonica Rossini, Orch.di Padua and Veneto, Orch.Filarmonica Marchigiana, Sanremo Symphony Orchestra, Orch. Regionale del Lazio, Orch. Sinfonica Abruzzese, Orch.Sinfonica of Bari .

His Opera "Montessoriana", after the historic event with the actress Valeria Moriconi in the title role on the occasion of the centenary celebrations for Maria Montessori 1907-2007, has been conducted by him and represented in Sweden, United States of America and in Rome, in the Sala Sinopoli of the Auditorium Parco della Musica. The Teatro Pavarotti in Modena has commissioned to him a new opera in 2013, “Olympia.2000”, that debuted with great success of audience and critics (reviews by Guido Barbieri on "La Repubblica", and Federico Capitoni on "Classic Voice"). He has composed and orchestrated the Paganini Symphonic Caprices. A very innovative work where all the 24 Caprices are connected and played in sequence, accompanied by a symphonic orchestra. The premiere was conducted by the author in Parma, with the violinist Yury Revich and the Orchestra Filarmonica A. Toscanini, for the opening of Parma Capital of Italian Culture 2020.

Ravello Festival 2015 has commissioned to him "Il Cunto di Tristano", for actors and ensemble, performed by the famous Sicilian actor Vincenzo Pirrotta. In 2016 he composed, dedicated to the violist Anna Serova, two new premieres: "Lady Walton's Garden", commissioned by the William Walton Foundation, and "Aeraqua", for violin and viola, in a duo with violinist Piercarlo Sacco, premiere performance held in Milan . The same year he also conducted the cellist Govanni Sollima, and has been on tour in Dubai with tenor Jose Carreras. Other international collaborations have taken him to perform, as a conductor and violist, in Russia and the USA. In May 2016, his new composition for viola, harp and orchestra was premiered by Danilo Rossi and Luisa Prandina.

Roberto Molinelli is regularly invited as conductor by some of the major Italian orchestras, such as the Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento, the Toscanini Orchestra of Parma, the Sicilian Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese, the Symphony Orchestra of Sanremo, the Orchestra della Magna Grecia, the FORM Filarmonica Marchigiana orchestra, the G.Rossini Symphony Orchestra, and others. He was the President of the Jury of the 35th International Violin Competition "Premio Rodolfo Lipizer", held in Gorizia, in september 2016. For the next 2017 edition of the competition, he was commissioned to compose the compulsory piece of the competition, which will be performed during the semifinal stage and then in the concerts of the winners.

Roberto Molinelli also had collaborations with famous artists of cinema, drama and popular music. After the death of the famous pianist and composer Armando Trovajoli, he was called, as a conductor and composer, to tribute him in a series of concerts with the actor Enrico Montesano, composing arrangements for symphony orchestra of many of the works of Trovajoli, written for cinema and drama.

He has undertaken collaborations with famous artists of popular music as Tony Hadley, Antonella Ruggiero, Lucio Dalla, Enrico Ruggeri, Alexia, Mario Lavezzi, Gio' Di Tonno, and he has also composed music for Film and TV. With actor and singer Neri Marcorè and GNU Quartet, he conducted "Come una specie di sorriso", a symphonic tribute to the Italian famous songwriter Fabrizio De Andrè. He arranged and directed the opening of the final concert of the Premio Tenco 2016, held at the Ariston Theatre in Sanremo, with recording and broadcasting by RAI Italian state television. He composed the soundtrack of the advertising campaign of pasta Barilla, the Italian most famous pasta manufacturer in the world, broadcast continuously from 1999 to 2006. He has arranged some of the most important international successes of Andrea Bocelli, such as “Time to say goodbye”, “Romanza” and “Earth song”, performed worldwide. He has arranged and conducted the RAI Symphony Orchestra at Sanremo Festival in two editions, in 2005 and 2009, winning the first prize for the best arrangement in 2009. He has been President and member of the Jury at “SanremoLab – Academy of Sanremo Festival”, for three consecutive years.