| The Cantelli Orchestra was founded in
Milan in 1992, and takes its name from the great conductor Cantelli,
considered the musical heir of Arturo Toscanini.
Founder of the
Orchestra and its first conductor, musical and artistic director over
the first ten years of activity was M° Alberto Veronesi.
From February 2006 up to April 2008 the Orchestra has been under the
lead of M° Romolo Gessi as Musical Director. M° Romolo
Gessi today remains the Principal Guest Conductor of the Orchestra.
Starting from May 2008, and up to the fall, 2009, the Musical Director
of the Cantelli Orchestra has been M° Ezio Rojatti. Starting from
summer, 2014, the Musical Director is M° Alessandro
On February, 2006, there was an important change in the administrative
structure of the Orchestra: since that moment the support is provided
by the "Cantelli Orchestra Association",
the founders of which were the most representative musicians of the
Orchestra. Currently the musicians members of the executive board of
the Association are Laura Magistrelli (chairwoman) and Francesco
Over the years the activity of the Orchestra, besides the traditional
concerts with a classical repertoire, also comprised productions with
pieces of contemporary Authors, so as to introduce to the listening of
classical music a wider audience. Following this line, the Orchestra
has been invited to the second edition of the MiTo Settembre musica
festival, to hold a concert on music of George Gershwin; on 2012 the
Orchestra has been invited to the sixth edition of the same festival,
to hold a concert on music of W. A. Mozart; on 2013 the Orchestra was
invited to the seventh edition, to hold two concerts on music of P.