This violinist and conductor, whose career is taking off with bravado, comes from Corsica, and his second home is Brittany. He leads Ensemble Matheus, which he founded. Recently, the ensemble's repertoire expanded into 20th-century music.
As a guest conductor, Spinosi performs at the most important opera theaters and festivals in Europe (among other cities Paris, Salzburg, Vienna, Amsterdam, Berlin, Madrid, Brussels, Venice, Edinburgh and Milan), as well as in the United States (in 2008, he debuted at Carnegie Hall in New York) and Asia (Tokyo). He works with the most distinguished singers of our time, such as Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Philippe Jaroussky, Natalie Dessau and Cecilia Bartoli, with the last of whom he went on a tour of Europe. Every year he has premiered productions at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris; among others, he has offered Paris audiences presentations of G. Rossini's La pietra del paragone (staging: Pierrick Sorin), A. Messager's Véronique (staging: Fanny Arhant), C. Monteverdi's Vespers (staging: Oleg Kulik), V. Bellini's Norma (staging: Peter Mussbach) and G. Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia(staging: Emilio Sagi). He has also conducted operas by G. F. Handel (Alcina), A. Vivaldi (La fida ninfa) and W. A. Mozart - Die Zauberflöte at Theater an der Wien with the Vienna Symphony and Cosi fan tutte at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées staged by Eric Génovese. Beyond this, he has led Rossini's La gazza ladra staged by David Alden at the opera in Frankfurt-am-Main, as well as - in collaboration with Claus Guth - a staged performance of Handel's Messiah at Theater an der Wien. As a guest conductor, he has led, among other ensembles, the Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra in Boston, Radio Sinfonie-Orchester Frankfurt, Monte Carlo Philharmonic and Mozarteum Orchestra in Salzburg. In the fall of 2010, he made an enormously successful debut at the Wiener Staatsoper; also superbly received were recent performances with the Orchestre de Paris at Pleyel Hall, Royal Philharmonic in Stockholm and the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester at Berlin's Philharmonic Hall (L. van Beethoven's Symphony no. 4), Scottish Chamber Orchestra (concert tour in Scotland), NDR Hannover and symphony orchestras in Spain. In 2012, together with his ensemble, he took part in the largest rock festival in France - Festival des Vieilles Charrues.
The artist's activity is documented by recordings made for, among other labels, Naïve and EMI/Virgin Classics. All albums released thus far have enjoyed the recognition of music lovers and have been showered with awards in France and all over the world; the 2007 album Heroes with Vivaldi arias, featuring Jaroussky, has attained double gold disc status.
Picture: Maria-Helena Buckley