• Founders

    Gianluca Marcianò


    Gianluca Marcianò is a conductor of great agility and astuteness with a particular interest in bringing the Italian operatic repertoire to the most varied corners of the world. He is the Chief Conductor at the Armenian State Opera in Yerevan, Artistic Director of the Al Bustan Festival in Beirut, was recently appointed as Music Director of the Serbian National Theatre in Novi Sad. He is increasingly in demand as an opera conductor and has strong ties with the opera houses in Zagreb, Minsk, Sassari, Prague and in the UK, English National Opera, Longborough Opera and Grange Park Opera where he just conducted a new production of Tosca for the inauguration of the new theatre in Horsley.


    A piano prodigy himself and graduated in politics before being trained as a conductor, Gianluca is committed to nurture young talent and created the Orchestra Excellence together with violist Maxim Novikov. As Lerici is his home ground, Gianluca is delighted to provide his brand-new Orchestra Excellence its first residency at Suoni dal Golfo.

    Maxim Novikov


    Maxim Novikov is a keen advocate of performing new works for his instrument, the viola. The former pupil of Yuri Bashmet currently works as a producer at the State Opera of Armenia, is a freelance sound engineer and he forms a duo with harpist Valentina Borisova. As a soloist Maxim has performed with the Mariinsky Orchestra,Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra and many other orchestras in his native Russia. He is keen to guide the Orchestra Excellence on its way.

  • Advisory Board

    Granduca George di Russia 

    Nakako Watanabe Homma

    Gintautas Kevisas

    Myrna Bustani

    Maurizio Roi

    William Relton 

    Paolo Petrocelli 

    Andrejs Zagars

    Manuela Dviri