Simone Ori, born in Prato in 1977 is a conductor, continuo player (on harpsichord, fortepiano and organ), organist and pianist.
He works in numerous theaters and with numerous Italian and European orchestras, also alongside Stefano Montanari, of which he is assistant.
In these positions, in fact, he regularly collaborates, among others, with the Orchestra and Chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (last production being Fernando Cortez by Spontini, directed by Cecilia Ligorio, show nominated for the Abbiati Prize), Modo Antiquo, Orchestra of the Valencian Community, Orchestra of the Opera de Lyon, Orchestra of the Vlaamse Opera Antwerp/Gent, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Toscanini Orchestra Parma, Orchestra of Tuscany, Gli Archi del Cherubino, Instrumental Camerata of Prato.
Also he collaborates with conductors such as, among others, Zubin Mehta (as organist in Beethoven's Missa Solemnis and Bruckner's Te Deum), Fabio Luisi (as organist in the complete performance of Mahler's symphonies), Sir Jeffrey Tate (as organist in the Ein Deutsches Requiem of Brahms), Bruno Bartoletti, Daniele Gatti, Juraj Valcuha, Vladimir Fedoseev, Federico Maria Sardelli (with whom he collaborates, besides for Mozart's Clemenza di Tito as a fortepiano maestro and for the Intermedi della Pellegrina as a harpsichord maestro, both at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, also for Vivaldi's Catone in Utica at the Opera Barga Festival in July 2019), Enrico Onofri (Mozart Project), Antonello Manacorda (Mozart-Da Ponte Trilogy), Gianluca Capuano (harpsichord maestro for Mozart's Idomeneo at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in 2017), Asher Fisch, Daniele Rustioni, Michele Mariotti.
He works with internationally renowned singers such as, among others, Ann Hallenberg, Michael Schade, Carmela Remigio, Celso Albelo, Giuseppina Bridelli, Francesca Aspromonte, Roberta Mameli, Mariangela Sicilia, Krystian Adam, Lawrence Zazzo, Xavier Sabata, Silvia Frigato, Giulia Semenzato, Paola Gardina, Adrian Sampetrean, Fabio Capitanucci, Antonio Poli, Juan Francisco Gatel, Simona Saturova, Filippo Mineccia, Gemma Bertagnolli, Anna Goryachova, Tommaso Lonquich, Simone Alberghini, Francesca Ascioti, Loriana Castellano, Riccardo Novaro and with directors such as Mariame Clement, Michael Hampe, Graham Vick, Claus Guth, Damiano Michieletto.
In February 2020 he makes his debut as a fortepiano maestro at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia in Rossini's Il Viaggio a Reims directed by Damiano Michieletto and conducted by Francesco Lanzillotta.
As for theaters, national and international festivals, he regularly works with Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Opera de Lyon (Rossini’s Cenerentola and Handel’s Rodelinda), Vlaamse Opera Antwerp/Gent (Handel’s Agrippina and Mozart’s Clemenza di Tito) , Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia, La Monnaie Theater Brussels (Mozart-Da Ponte Trilogy), Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow (Mozart’s Don Giovanni), Monteverdi Festival Cremona, Mantova Chamber Music Festival, Torino Musical Union, Monteverdi Festival - Castiglioncello del Trinoro, Handel Haus in Halle, Villa Torlonia Theater and Oratorio del Gonfalone - Roma, The University of Music and The Museum of Instruments in Vienna, Baroque Weeks in Brescia, Liederiadi Festival - Palazzina Liberty in Milano, Montepulciano Festival, Concert Society Barattelli de L'Aquila, Philip Maillard Saison – Theatre Grevin Paris, L'Architasto in Roma, Teatro Verdi e della Pergola Firenze.
Collaborator and teacher at the Roma Opera Campus alongside artists such as Carmela Remigio ("Mozart and the Belcanto") and Roberta Invernizzi ("the Italian Baroque").
Collaborator on the harpsichord of Vivica Genaux with whom he had the honor of holding the baroque laboratory for the performances of the serenata "Enea in Caonia" by Johann Adolph Hasse in June 2018 at the theater of Villa Torlonia in Rome, in semi-staged form (directed by Luis Ernesto Donas Gomez), whose musical direction he was entrusted with leading the Enea Barockorchestra. In September 2019 he recorded the same work with the same orchestra together with Stefano Montanari.
Winner in 2013 of the scholarship of the Richard Wagner Foundation in Venezia for the Bayreuth Festival of the same year and in 2014 of the Ilma Estate Prize for basso continuo.
He is a member of the teaching team of the "Daedalus-The young artist" project by Kantor Atelier together with Alexander Lonquich, Cristina Barbuti and Roberto Prosseda.
Harpsichord accompanist of the baroque singing class originally held by Gemma Bertagnolli, followed by Furio Zanasi at the Conservatory of Frosinone, and an organ and piano accompaniment teacher at the Music School of Fiesole.
He began his musical studies in Tunisia and then continued them at the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory in Firenze, where he studied score reading with Riccardo Luciani and graduated in piano (with Giovanni Cicconi), organ (with Mariella Mochi), harpsichord (with Annaberta Conti) and orchestral conducting (two-year specialization with Alessandro Pinzauti) with the highest marks, honors and a special mention.
He continues specialization with Piero Bellugi, Federico Del Sordo, Claudio Astronio, Roberto Loreggian and James David Christie.
Postgraduate studies of orchestral conducting at The University of Music in Vienna under the guidance of Mark Stringer, Yuji Yuasa, Christoph Meier and Erwin Ortner.