Mr. Andrizzi is a conductor with a strong connection to the rich musical tradition of the Rome's Conservatory, from which he graduated with a performance diploma in opera and orchestral conducting and a ten-year diploma in composition. Afterwards, he worked extensively in Europe and in the US as a pianist, conductor, music teacher and clinician.
During the last few years, Mr. Andrizzi has collaborated with some of the finest opera theatres in the US, such as Los Angeles Opera and the Dallas Opera. Besides, he has conducted several operatic and symphonic programs for the Chicago Opera Vanguard, the New Philharmonic, the Cervantes Orchestra of Chicago, and the Bay View Music Festival, among others. In 2009 and 2011, Mr. Andrizzi collaborated with the Ravinia Festival for the productions of Verdi’s Rigoletto and Puccini's Tosca with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Maestro James Conlon.
Maestro Andrizzi has recently been hired by the Lyric Opera of Chicago to work as assistant/cover conductor for the productions of Verdi's Simon Boccanegra and Donizetti's Don Pasquale during the 2012-2013 season. At the same time he has been appointed the new Director of Orchestras at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. A graduate of the "Santa Cecilia" Conservatory, "Alfredo Casella" Conservatory, and Bard College, Mr. Andrizzi is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Orchestral Conducting at Northwestern University, where he studied under the guidance of Maestro Victor Yampolsky.