(b Milan, 1964).
It. conductor. Studied pf. and comp. in Milan and cond. with Myung‐Whun Chung and Valery Gergiev. Won Douai int. comp. 1994. Cond. début Milan 1994 with Giuseppe Verdi Orch. First foreign prin. guest cond. of Mariinsky (Kirov) Opera and Ballet 1997. Los Angeles Opera 2001 (Queen of Spades), CG 2002, NY Met 2002 (both War and Peace). NYPO 2005. Prin. cond. BBCPO from 2002. Mus. dir. Turin Opera from 2007.