Davide Perniceni was born in Bergamo (Italy) in 1989.
After having completed his studies in piano and composition at the Conservatory
"G. Donizetti" he specialised with Aldo Ciccolini and dedicated himself
to concert activity, including debuting as a soloist with the orchestra of I
Pomeriggi Musicali and expanding his chamber repertoire with members of the
His interest in ancient instruments led him to specialise in Fortepiano
at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, where under Edoardo Torbianelli he obtained
the Master of Arts in historical performance practice on period instruments.
Numerous concerts in France (Fondation Royaumont) and at the Tagliavini
Collection in Bologna followed.
The study of historical sources led him to become
passionate about Opera, which prompted him to dedicate himself more and more to
working with singers.
From 2011 to 2015 his experience as a coach/repetitor
and assistant for the Donizetti
Festival and the Teatro di Como As.Li.Co allowed him to build a vast
bel canto repertoire, collaborating with singers of international repute and
assisting numerous conductors, including Corrado Rovaris, Sebastiano Rolli,
At the same time he studied conducting at the "Verdi"
Conservatory in Milan with M° Parisi, and then he specialised with M°
Gelmetti at the "Accademia Chigiana" in Siena.
After his operatic debut in 2014 with “L'Elisir
d'amore” at the Teatro Mancinelli in Orvieto, he conducted “Betly” at
the Teatro Donizetti and “L'Elisir d'amore” at the Teatro Sociale
in Bergamo. At the Rubini Foundation he conducted “La Traviata” with the
winners of the International singing competition.
He has also collaborated for symphonic concerts with I
Musici di Parma and I Pomeriggi Musicali in Milano (MiTo Festival).
In September 2016 he became conductor and coach at the
TheaterHeidelberg in Germany, the performances of “Hänsel und
Gretel”, “Die Zauberflöte”, “Freischütz”, “Anatevka”, “Don Pasquale”were
under his baton.
A member of the Dirigentenforum since 2017, he has conducted the Vanemuine
Symphony Orchestra in Estonia as well as the Südwestdeutsche
Philharmonie Konstanz in Germany.
He was invited in 2018 by the Daegu Opera House
in Korea as musical director from the Harpsichord for “Le nozze di Figaro”.
For the Baroque Festival Winter in Schwetzingen
he was musical assistant and conductor from the harpsichord in Zingarelli´s “Giulietta
e Romeo” (2016), from the fortepiano in Porpora´s “Mitridate” (2017) and in
November 2018 he was musical director from the harpsichord of “La Verità in
cimento” by Vivaldi.
In 2019 he conducted “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” at the TheaterKiel and Kalman's operetta “Die Herzogin von Chicago” in Bremerhaven.
As 1. Kapellmeister at the Stadttheater Bremerhaven,
he recently conducted “La Cenerentola” and “Cavalleria rusticana/Pagliacci” as
well as the musicals “Der Graf von Montechristo” and “Chicago”.
Since autumn 2019 he has been regularly invited to conduct symphonic
concerts with the Baden-Baden Philharmonie.
the season 21/22 include the musical “Chess”, „Les Contes d´Hoffmann“, „Die
Entführung aus dem Serail“ and „Der Kaiser von Atlantis“, as well as a symphonic
concert and an Operettengala.