Vanessa Benelli Mosell

Conductor & Piano

Vanessa Benelli Mosell


Italian pianist Vanessa Benelli Mosell is a rising star on the international music scene, continuously praised for her dazzling virtuosity, technical brilliance and the sensitivity of her musical insight that she brings to her piano playing, as well as to herconducting and directing from the keyboard. Benelli Mosell’s charismatic artistry and natural leadership have been shapedsignificantly in mentorships with Mikko Franck, Cristian Mãcelaru and Daniel Harding, quickly establishing her as one of the mostinteresting personalities in the young conductor’s generation. She now has eight releases for DECCA CLASSICS, turning from Stockhausen and the drama of Italian opera for her album CastaDiva, to her latest recording of Debussy's Twelve Preludes of the second book, released in November 2021, following her firstbook's recording of Debussy's Preludes in 2018.

Latest seasons saw her performing with the Orchestre National de France under the baton of Sir George Benjamin, with OrchestrePhilharmonique de Radio France under Mikko Franck, concerts at the Al Bustan Festival in Beirut and with the Orquesta SinfónicaSimón Bolívar de Venezuela and Diego Matheuz; with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra performing Ravel’s jazz-inflectedConcerto in G, concerts at London’s Royal Festival with the London Philharmonic and at Cadogan Hall with the Royal Philharmonic.Most recently she performed with Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, with Orchestre National de Lyon as well as concertsat Festival Présences in Paris, Grame Lyon and at Paris Philharmonie.

As a conductor she led prestigious ensembles and orchestras as the Divertimento Ensemble, the Romanian Chamber Orchestra,the Klassische Philharmonie Bonn, the Leipziger Symphonieorchester, the United Europe Symphony Orchestra, the YouthAcademic Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra (LVSO), the Witold Lutoslawsky ChamberPhilharmonic and the Wiener Kammer Orchester making the Austrian Prémière of Eric Tanguy’s Incanto (2001) for orchestra. In2019 she was second place in the European Competition of Female Conductor Mawoma - Maestra Women in Vienna. With theKlassische Philharmonie Bonn she extensively toured Germany during February/March 2022, conducting in some of the mostprestigious concert halls including the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg and the Liederhalle in Stuttgart. After herpast year's debut tour she was immediately reinvited by the orchestra to conduct them again in the 23/24 season.

Recent highlights include her debut at La Scala in Milan and Turin’s Teatro Regio; solo recitals at the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdamand at the Seoul Arts Center; portrait concerts at the National Concert Hall, Dublin in Ireland for RTÉ, and at Beijing National Centrefor the Performing Arts; praised performances at Salle Gaveau and Auditorium de Radio France in Paris, Auditorio Nacional deMadrid, Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Edinburgh’s Usher Hall and London's WigmoreHall.

Known for her performances of Stockhausen’s Klavierstücke, she was invited by the composer to study under him, as he believedthat she “has the power to let people appreciate my music”. Ms. Benelli Mosell worked closely with the composer and he remains animportant influence on her music making, encouraging her passion for contemporary music. Since becoming a key figure in themusic of Stockhausen, Ms. Benelli Mosell has had collaborations with many leading contemporary composers including GeorgeBenjamin, Olga Neuwirth, Hugues Dufourt, Claire-Melanie Sinnhuber, Stefano Gervasoni, Martin Matalon and Marco Stroppa. As a chamber music performer she collaborated with Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, Julian Rachlin, Vadim Repin, Massimo Quarta,Radovan Vlatkovich, Julien Martineau, Daishin Kashimoto, Bertrand Chamayou, Alexander Knyazev, Alexander Chauchian, andHenri Demarquette, with whom she released the album “Echoes” for DECCA, a juxtaposition of works by Philip Glass and SergeyRachmaninov for cello and piano.

Vanessa Benelli Mosell began her comprehensive musical studies at the age of three. At seven years old she was admitted at theInternational Piano Academy in Imola, giving her orchestral debut as soloist at the age of nine followed by her New York appearanceat eleven years old with pianist Pascal Rogé, who described her as “the most natural musical talent I have encountered in my entirelife”. In 2007 she entered the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory under Mikhail Voskresensky, before pursuing her master studieswith Dmitri Alexeev at the Royal College of Music in London, where she graduated in 2012.

After completing her studies in orchestral conducting with Prof. Luca Pfaff in Strasbourg, Vanessa has been coached by mentorsincluding Cristian Mãcelaru, Rüdiger Bohn, Uros Lajovic, Colin Metters and Günter Neuhold. Ms. Benelli Mosell also furtherededucational musical training in violin, singing, score reading and composition.