Giovanni Pavesi is an Italian conductor and composer. He started his orchestral conducting studies at the Civica Scuola di Musica “C. Abbado” of Milan with maestro Renato Rivolta, training with “I Pomeriggi Musicali” Chamber Orchestra and the Milan Symphony Orchestra “Giuseppe Verdi”.
In April 2013 he made his debut as opera conductor in “Il Matrimonio Segreto” by Domenico Cimarosa under the stage direction of Enzo Dara at the Bibiena Theatre in Mantua. In June 2013 he conducted “Il Trovatore” by
Giuseppe Verdi with the Lake Como Philharmonic Orchestra “Sinfolario”, in the charming cloisters of the Polirone Abbey near Mantua, and in August 2014 he conducted “L’elisir d’amore” by Gaetano Donizetti in the same pleasing places.
In August 2015 he attended the International Masterclass in Opera Conducting held by maestro Paolo Arrivabeni at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liège. During his studies, he took part in many International Conducting Masterclasses held by different teachers like Donato Renzetti, Massimiliano Caldi, Julius Kalmar, and Klaus Arp.
In July 2019 he got his master degree in orchestra conducting at the Centro Superior “Katarina Gurska” of Madrid, where he studied with maestro George Pehlivanian.
He recently held several symphonic concerts in France and Spain, conducting the “Orchestre Écorce” of Paris, the “Orquesta de la Academia de Dirección del CSKG” of Madrid and the “Joven Orquesta Provincial” of Malaga.
Alongside conducting, Giovanni Pavesi has successfully graduated in choral music and choral conducting at the Conservatory “L. Campiani” of Mantua, where he also studied harmony, counterpoint and fugue with Gianfrancesco Mazzoleni Facchinelli and Paolo Perezzani. He later completed his studies at the Conservatory “G. Verdi” of Milan, graduating with honors in composition with Sonia Bo and Paolo Rimoldi.
He attended many composition seminars taught by Azio Corghi and Adriano Guarnieri. In 2006, he took part as active participant in the Masterclass of composition led by Helmut Lachenmann.
In October 2010, he worked to the music scene of the play "Jukebox all’Idrogeno" produced by the School of Dramatic Art "Paolo Grassi" in Milan. Among his compositions, the score “Distico”, for voice and ensemble, received a special mention at the International Composition Competition of the Conservatory “G. Verdi” of Milan. The score “Echo”, for orchestra, was ranked second in the International Composition Competition “Egidio Carella”, and won the first prize in the Composition Competition “Paolo Bergamini” organized by the University of Milan and the Conservatory “G. Verdi”. This latter score was performed by the Milan State University Orchestra "UniMi" within its 13th Concert Season. The score “De bruna löven”, for solo accordion, has been published by Bèrben Musical Editions of Ancona.