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Italian-Argentinian conductor, his work as a choir and orchestra conductor has taken place in the last recent years in Argentina, Venezuela, Germany, Belgium, Bolivia, Peru, Italy, France, Spain and India.



He started his studies in music and philosophy since he was very young; these two paths of study have developed his profile. He is a Orchestra and Choir conductor, performer, composer and scholar of theological & philosophical traditions of the East and West.





Involved in an increasingly exciting range of projects around the globe, he worked as Choir and Orchestral conductor within the Venezuela´s musical system (EL SISTEMA) during more than 3 years; 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 2007/08; invited as a conductor of the “Symphonic Orchestra Hombres Nuevos”, 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, BCO Symphonic Orchestra (India), Orquesta de Cámara Europea (Spain) among others. In Buenos Aires he worked whit several choirs, orchestral groups and musical projects as conductor and producer. Hi recorded more than in more than 30 cd´s and conducted more than 15 musicals among Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Miserable or The Phantom of the Opera. During more than 7 years he conducted the Music Ministry in the Diocese of San Isidro (Argentina), working as Kapellmeister, organist and Choir Master.



He did several researches on baroque vocal music of Moxos and Chiquitania´s archives in Latin-America, and conducted brand-new musical pieces with his “Seville Chamber Choir & Baroque Ensemble” (Spain). He studied with several renamed conductors and celebrities round the world: 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).



Mr. Lusardi takes in addition an intense activity in the scope of the international cooperation, is coordinating and founding of the cooperation group Social Development through Music; this group has realised since 2009  stays of cooperation in different regions from South America, Africa and India working next to young people and children, attending to them pedagogically and offering formation to the young professors of the different music programs.



A keen musicologist, Lusardi has initiated several steps in music appreciation round the world, He regularly delivers lectures, pre-concert talks and pens articles and programme notes for different projects in Europe, Latin America and India. He has been committed to many educational initiatives that help bring classical music to young children including all the music performance programs initiated by the University of Seville, which in time will provide for local talent to flourish at internationally recognized standards.  http://www.socialmusicalproject.blogspot.com.es/



Mr. Lusardi Girelli has more tan 15 years conducting choirs and orchestras around the world, his enthusiasm, leadership and passion for music has taken him to several successful projects which has earned him commended and esteem of the local and international press.


Conductor of the Seville Chamber Choir and Orchestra since March 2010,
group with which he has toured internationally and that has specialized in J.S. Bach repertoire performing more than 40 cantantas, oratorios, masses, and in 2014 the St. Matthew Passion. He is nowadays in charge of the presidency of the FESECO (Choir Federation of Seville) up to December 2014.



He studied Orchestra conduction in Buenos Aires at the UCA University and Choir Conduction in the Manuel Castillo Conservatory of Seville, Spain.  Nowadays he is finishing the PhD in music at the University of Seville where he also teaches and manages international cooperation programs on Art-Music and Education. Mr Lusardi Girelli studied Theology and Philosophy at the Universidad del Salvador (US) and Oriental Philosophies, Yoga and Meditation in Argentina, Europe and India.



Present day he is Co-director in the “Seville Symphony Orchestra Hispalense” (Spain) and Second Conductor at the Seville University Choir.  He is lecturing professor and founder of the Goa University Choir (2013); Founder-Conductor of the Camerata CHPIF Chamber Orchestra of India.  



Currently he has the Anthony Gonsalves Chair as Visitor Professor at the Goa University in India.