WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT ME
"In his art of conducting he showed that he is an extremely talented person, diligent and suggestive. [...] he found an excellent contact with orchestral musicians. I would like to recommend him to everybody who will be interested in collaborate with this very interesting and perspective artist."
▪ Mr. ROBERT WASILEWSKI - General Director, Koszalin Philharmonic Orchestra
"Mr. Zuccatti is a good example of what a complete conductor should do in front of an orchestra. He is clear and energetic and knows how to stimulate and persuade the players to achieve the sonorities he has in mind. On top of all these talents, Simone is a great human being, an amiable person, a generous colleague and a very devoted and professional young conductor, qualities that we desperately need in our world nowadays.”
▪ M° EDUARDO DIAZMUÑOZ - Professor and Chair of Conducting, Sydney Conservatorium of Music (University of Sydney, Australia)
“Despite his young age, he shows an evident maturity and good knowledge of the repertoire, besides a sure and clear technique of conducting both during rehearsal and concerts. Mr. Zuccatti's musical and conducting skills were highly valued by the organization, and as a result he was named best student of the "Florence Conducting Masterclass 2016" by me, by the Concertmaster and by the Artistic Director of the orchestra. l received a very positive feedback about him, his work and his performance in Koszalin, which earned him formal letters of appreciation by professors of the orchestra and by the General Director Mr. Wasilewski. l believe that any kind of support to Mr. Simone Zuccatti would be absolutely deserved and l am ready to guarantee on him personally.”
▪ M° MASSIMILIANO CALDI - Principal Conductor of “A. Malawski” Scarpatian Philharmonic or Rzeszòv, First guest Conductor of the Polish Baltic "F. Chopin" Philharmonic in Gdansk/Danzig (Poland), Honorary Conductor of the Filharmonia Koszalinska in Koszalin (Poland)
“Maestro Simone Zuccatti revealed a very good talent and a special sensibility for the music, and proved to be an excellent colleague to all his fellow musicians involved in the rehearsal and production process.”
▪ M° NICOLA LUISOTTI - Music Director, San Francisco Opera (USA)
“Maestro Zuccatti had the orchestra both musically and humanly under control. He has high rhythmic and musical skills at the highest level. The rehearsals were always on time and there was a very disciplined atmosphere during the concerts. He conducted the orchestra with great motivation and joy. A young conductor of whom you will surely hear much more in the future... “
▪ JANOSKA ENSEMBLE – Deutsche Grammophon Recording Artists, Vienna (Austria)
"As soloists, we felt absolutely free during the live performance, due to Zuccatti's excellent work and enormous support. The Maestro's great abilities allowed us to feel not anymore as duo, but as trio on the stage. His kindness, positive vibes and understanding of music made the working process a real pleasure. [...] we were thrilled by Zuccatti's professionalism. The Maestro handled very easily the complex "percussive" rhythms in both concertos thanks to his brilliant technique and flexibility."
▪ LUCID DUO - Irena Manolova & Tomasz Golinski, Marimba artists (Vienna, Austria)
“I was truly impressed by the concert you directed in Koszalin on the 6th of October, 2017. Your artistic creation received great appreciation by the orchestra and by the music lovers. I was very surprised observing your perfect accompaniment of the extremely difficult double marimba concerto by Keiko Abe with LUCID DUO […] with incredibly long fragments conducted by heart. This is extraordinary, and proved your great professionalism. […] Dear Simone please accept my most sincere expressions of appreciation for your professionalism and I hope to meet you soon on our podium of the Koszalin Philharmonic.”
▪ MR. WOJCIECH BALDYS – Principal percussionist and Timpanist, Koszalin Philharmonic Orchestra (Poland)
"In the name of the whole orchestra (Stanisław Moniuszko Koszalin Philharmonic). We can assure that the work of Mr. Zuccatti characterizes itself by the correctness of interpretative and technical notes regarding the performing of specific things in musical compositions. [...] Mr. Zuccatti is very committed to the work with every musician of the orchestra on their individual parts, what makes them certain of the form in which music is supposed to be performed.
Mr. Zuccatti is a very communicative person and he can easily establish personal human relations, which makes working with him very cooperative and effective.
We recommend Mr. Zuccatti, because he has already achieved many successes on various musical stages in many different countries and is still showing great potential to further musical growth. We believe that Mr. Simone Zuccatti is one of the best conductors of his generation."
▪ MEMBERS of the Koszalin Philharmonic Orchestra (Poland) – Mrs. Agnieszka Anna Tobik (Concertmaster), Mr. Piotr Arciszewski (Pincipal Horn), Mrs. Danuta Kaluta (Leader of the II Violins)
“I had the honour of playing under M° Simone Zuccatti. He is an excellent musician and has a perfect technique and musical knowledge for standing in front of the orchestra. Furthermore, his fresh and emotional interpretation raised a great success among the audience. I think he deserves all the chances to develop an international and brilliant career.”
▪ MRS ANGELA CITTERIO – Principal Flute at I Pomeriggi Musicali Orchestra of Milano (Italy)
“I served as Concertmaster for the New Year’s Concert, given by Orchestra delle Alpi […] In that occasion I had the pleasure of working under young conductor Simone Zuccatti, of which I appreciated the great knowledge and musicality, the absolute clarity in the gesture and the capacity of optimising the rehearsal schedule, which lead to a very high quality result with only one day of rehearsals. Maestro Zuccatti showed great mastership in every situation; with his authoritativeness he created a very good connection with the Orchestra, and he also dealt with some logistic and organisational problems with great professionalism. I can only wish Maestro Zuccatti all my best for a brilliant career.”
▪ PAOLO ARDUINI – Orchestra Professor at Fondazione Arena di Verona (Italy) among the First Violins since 1998
“[...] I want to express all my compliments for Maestro Zuccatti’s sensitivity and for his high musical preparation. Furthermore, he has been anknowledged by the orchestra, all the musicians and the singers [involved in the production of La Traviata] for his conducting technique: very clear, convincing and enthralling. He also possesses a deep sense for musical phrasing. He’s very hardworking and always manages to create empathy with the musicians and to drag the audience with his enthusiasm.”
▪ MRS. MIETTA SIGHELE - Artistic Director of musicaRivafestival (Riva del Garda, Italy)