Bio: Luca Ballabio accomplishes his studies in orchestra conducting with a Master Degree under the guidance of maestro Marc Kissoczy and maestro Arturo Tamayo at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano (CH), where he studies also composition, score reading and orchestration.
In July 2019 he has been selected by maestro Riccardo Muti as fellow student at the Italian Opera Academy within the renowed Ravenna Festival.
In 2018/2019 Season he was appointed assistant conductor of maestro Sesto Quatrini at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre in Vilnius, for the productions of Tosca, La Boheme and Madama Butterfly.
Starting from the 2021/2022 season he begins his tenure as Music Director of the Filarmonica Ettore Pozzoli (IT), with whom he cooperates regularly since 2016.
He has been invited as guest conductor from several national and international institutions, such as Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana (CH) Costanza Opera House (RO), Karlovy Vary Simphony Orchestra (CZK), Vidin State Philharmonic (BG), Orchestra Antonio Vivaldi (IT), Orchestra Sinfonica dei Colli Morenici (IT), Orchestra da Camera Città di Como (IT).
He made his debut within important national festivals and concert seasons, such as Serate Musicali, in the renowed Verdi Hall in Milan (IT), and Amici della Musica di Sondalo at Teatro Sociale in Sondrio (IT).
In October 2019 he is invited to conduct the final round with orchestra of the 36th Edition of Valsesia Musica International Music Competition.
Among his future commitments, it’s important to notice the debut at the Rossini Opera Festival, in August 2021, where he will conduct Il Viaggio a Reims in the historical setting of Emilio Sagi.
In November 2021 he will be assistant and cover conductor in the new production of Norma at La Monnaie/De Munt Opera House in Bruxelles.
Luca Ballabio begins his musical studies by achieving with the highest score his master degree in Music Performance (Trombone) at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater “F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy” in Leipzig, under the guidance of Thomas Leyendecker (Bass Trombone of Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra).
During his career as trombone player he cooperates with the major Italian and European Orchestras and Opera Houses, thus having the chance to work with such musicians as Gustavo Dudamel, Sir Antonio Pappano, Fabio Luisi, Myung-Whun Chung, Manfred Honeck, Susanna Mallki, Gianandrea Noseda, David Coleman, Mikko Franck, Lang Lang, Lisa Batiashvili, Renato Bruson, T. Netopil, John Axelrod, Karl-Anton Richembacker and Peter Rundell.