The Italian conductor and violinist Giuseppe Mengoli (1993) began his career as conductor at the age of 19, after his leadership qualities as concertmaster of both youth and professional orchestras were noticed by several renowned conductors.
Mengoli completed his violin studies with the distinction of cum laude and a special mention. He then obtained his master's degree in chamber music in Italy and completed his violin studies with Tianwa Yang with a master's degree and the highest distinction at the Hochschule für Musik in Würzburg. As concertmaster and violinist, he has played in various orchestras such as the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the Berliner Camerata and the Solistes Européens Luxembourg, and in the most prestigious venues in Europe such as Philharmonie Berlin, Konzerthaus Berlin, Musikverein, Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Lucerne Festival and La Scala. Between 2014 and 2018 he worked as an assistant to Oleg Caetani, John Axelrod and Valery Gergiev and with several other institutions and orchestras, including Real Orquesta Sinfonica de Sevilla, Oslo Opera House, Mariinsky Theatre, LaVerdi Symphony Orchestra and London Covent Garden. In 2018, he made his debut as conductor with the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester in Bad Schandau. Mengoli is currently studying orchestral conducting at the prestigious Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar, under the supervision of Nicolás Pasquet. As part of his studies, he regularly conducts orchestras such as the Staatskapelle Weimar, Jenaer Philarmonie and the Göttingen Symphoniker, and continues to pursue a dual career as a conductor and violinist.
In 2021, Mengoli was selected from 319 candidates from all over Europe for the position of junior assistant conductor of Dutch National Opera and the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra. As a junior assistant conductor, he will support chief conductor Lorenzo Viotti, who will take over in the 2021-2022 season.