Claudio Di Meo
Claudio Di Meo is an award-winning Conductor, Pianist and Composer
Claudio Di Meo started playing the piano at the age of eleven and graduated with honours in Piano, Composition and Conducting at the O. Respighi di Latina Conservatoire in 2012, winning the award for “The best accompanist of the year”. This led to opportunities to work with singers including the
sopranos Marina Di Marco, Lillina Moliterno and the Korean tenor Jeon SangYong. He successfully completed a Postgraduate Course in Piano with Michelangelo Carbonara.
Claudio went on to form the group “Playing Duo” with Federico Vozzella and has performed in Mexico, Hungary, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Cyprus. He also completed a Postgraduate Course on “Quartet Arrangements of Movie Music” in Rome with Giovanni Monti and composer Luis Bacalov, after which he was invited to be a member of the “Red Quartet” group. The group’s forte is playing famous soundtracks by Ennio Morricone, Nino Rota, Nicola Piovani, Armando Trovajoli.
Since 2013, Claudio has worked and travelled as a pianist and an orchestral and choral conductor in Toronto, Madrid, Rome, Budapest, Debrecen and Moscow. He won the International Conducting Competition in Westminster London 2018 with the London Classical Soloists.
On the concert platform, Claudio has worked with numerous instrumentalists and singers including Nicholas Korth (Co-principal Horn BBC Symphony Orchestra), Olivia Robinson (BBC Singers), Selena Markson (Co-principal Clarinet, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra), Hans Adler (Principal double bass, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra), Susanna Candlin (Co-leader, London Mozart Players) and Debbie Grundmann (Royal Opera House Chorus).
From 2013 he has toured regularly, including in Russia, Cyprus, Hungary, Sri Lanka, Mexico, Singapore, USA, India, Germany, Lebanon and Chile.
Highlights in the 2017/18 season included a production of “Maria Callas the Black Pearl” in which Claudio was the Musical Director and Composer in a series of performances that premiered at the Esplanade Theatre in Singapore and subsequently at Grange Park Opera in the UK, and received an award for his work on film music in Mexico City.
In September 2015 Claudio was appointed Principal Conductor of Dacorum Youth Orchestra and the Lumina Choir; and in 2018 he was appointed Conductor of the Hemel Symphony Orchestra.