Graduate assistant in conducting
Italian-born Simeone Tartaglione is a multi-talented conductor and pianist. His preparation was in the European Tradition, covering conducting, composition, opera, and chamber music in Rome at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory, and piano performance at the Bellini Institute and Mussorgskij Academy. He has had extensive conducting experience in the symphonic and operatic repertoire with orchestras from Italy, Spain, the United States, Russia, Romania, Mexico, Ukraine, and Bulgaria, winning numerous competitions and prizes along the way. In addition to his various degrees and honors in performance, he holds a Doctorate in Italian Literature and Musicology.
In 2005, Dr. Tartaglione moved to Denver, Colorado, where he became Adjunct Professor of Conducting at the University and Assistant Conductor of the Denver Young Artists Orchestra, hailed as one of the five best youth orchestras in the US. In this country, he has worked as guest conductor, pianist, vocal coach and harpsichord player with Central City Opera, Marilyn Horne Foundation, Colorado Symphony Orchestra Education and Outreach Programs, Musica Sacra Orchestra, and the Broadway Music School. He has served as cover conductor and assistant for the London Symphony Chorus, Colorado Symphony, Baltimore Opera, Baltimore Symphony, Peabody Symphony, and MidAtlantic Symphony. He came to Peabody in 2007 to refine his craft under the tutelage of Maestro Gustav Meier. He also serves as the Music Director of the Symphonia Association in Sicily. He performs regularly in Europe as a conductor and in duo concerts with his wife, violinist Alessandra Cuffaro.