Donato Renzetti says about him: “He distinguishes himself for the refined perfomances and the original choices of phrasing and tempos. I consider him one of the most interesting young conductors of his generation”.
His discographic debut with Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Luinarie with BIOS Ensemble and the voice of Anna Clementi raised enthusiastic reactions among the critics and the public:
“The performance is stunning, absolutely deserving shelf space alongside Christine Schaefer’s DG recording with Pierre Boulez and his Ensemble Intercontemporain, or Luisa Castellani with Sinopoli and players from the Dresden Staatskapelle on Teldec.”
Colin Clarke, Fanfare
“Ottimo CD, interessantissima versione interpretativa di Schoenberg (un must ci permettiamo di dire).”
Gabriele Moroni, Musica Magazine
“Bravissimo, Andrea Vitello, a tenere insieme tutta la compagine. Non una sbavatura, non una distrazione, un’approssimazione. Tutto al punto in cui deve essere, anche nei momenti di maggiore foga.”
Dino Villatico, Dionysos
“die Musiker des Ensemble Bios bewältigen ihren Part mit großem klanglichen Raffinement und virtuoser Brillanz”
Guido Krawinkel, Klassik Heute
“If you like this music: find this cd”
Stephen Chakwin, American Record Guide
“His performances stand out for the refined balances and original ideas about both tempos and phrasings. I consider Andrea Vitello one of the most interesting young conductors of his generation.” Donato Renzetti
Andrea Vitello performed in some of the most important halls around the world, such as Carnegie Hall in New York, Seul Art Center, Petruzzelli Theater in Bari, Sala Verdi in Milan and many more. He is regularly invited to conduct in the USA, Hungary, South Korea, Russia, Bulgaria and Greece. His discographic debut on the podium of the Ensemble BIOS, with Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire, featuring Anna Clementi as a soloist, has raised international critics' enthusiastic attention (American Record Guide, Das Orchester, Limelight Magazine, Musica Magazine, Amadeus, Klassik Heute, Fanfare etc.) and is considered a “One must have” along with Pierre Boulez' and Giuseppe Sinopoli's recordings with the Ensemble Intercontemporain and the Staatskapelle Dresden.
He collaborates with several institutions such as Festival “Musica Viva” in Belem (Portugal), the Venice Biennale, “Pomeriggi Musicali” Orchestra in Milano, Budapest Symphony Orchestra MÁV, Tessaloniki Symphony Orchestra, Korea Soloist Orchestra, Argento Ensemble and the Soloists of La Scala Opera House. A sensitive interpreter of the contemporary repertoire; he conducted the New York premiére of The Bronze Age by Tristan Murail and world premiéres by authors such as Oliver Schneller, Andrea Portera and many young composers. He conducted the first recording of Peter Eötvös Octet, on the podium of the “Soloists of La Scala” ensemble.
In winter /2018 will also be published his first CD for Warner with I solisti del Teatro alla Scala di Milano with music by Igor Stravinsky and Peter Eötvös.