“Perhaps most important was Ciabatti’s conducting… [he] brought out the inner lines and nuances giving the performances real depth with a musical intensity that revealed the greatness of this music.”

— Rutland Herald


Praised for his “sensitive and nuanced” musicianship, Filippo Ciabatti is a dynamic and versatile conductor who enjoys a multifaceted career. Recent guest engagements include the Macon-Mercer Symphony Orchestra (Texas), Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Opera North (New Hampshire), Park ICM Orchestra (Missouri), Martha Graham Dance Company, Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad Central (Colombia), Aurora Festival Orchestra (Sweden), Orchestra Toscana dei Conservatori (Italy), Members of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Italy), and University of Illinois Lyric Theatre, where he conducted a production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni directed by and starring Nathan Gunn.

This season, he also makes his guest conducting debuts with the Portland Symphony Orchestra (Maine), the San Angelo Symphony Orchestra (Texas), and the Festival Orchestra Napa (California), where he will conduct concerts featuring internationally renowned soloists Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Ray Chen, and the Grammy®-winning ensemble Time for Three.

In October 2023, he was named Assistant Conductor of Boston Baroque, the first in the prestigious ensemble’s history. He is the founding Artistic Director of Upper Valley Baroque (New Hampshire), a professional orchestral and choral ensemble, which after only two seasons has already received critical acclaim and regularly performs to sold-out houses.

Mr. Ciabatti is also active on the opera stage. He was recently named Music Director of the Opera Company of Middlebury (Vermont), where he made his debut with a production of Fidelio in June 2023. Ciabatti serves on the faculty of Camerata Bardi Vocal Academy and Opera Viva (Italy).

Mr. Ciabatti is the Director of Orchestral and Choral Activities at the Hopkins Center for the Arts (Dartmouth College), where he has been invested in working on innovative and cross-disciplinary projects that provide exceptional opportunities for both students and audiences. In 2018, he led a historic orchestra tour to Italy, performing Mahler’s 5th Symphony at prominent venues and festivals, in collaboration with the Orchestra Toscana dei Conservatori.