Paolo Paroni is a classical musician for whom music is both a calling and a vocation, one who has always fought to pull down the barriers between musical genres. Graduated with full marks in Organ at the Conservatory of Udine, and with full marks and honors in Orchestral Conducting at the prestigious Academy of Vienna, Paolo Paroni has been described by musical news sources as “...a true star of the international emerging music scene", “ ...learned and extremely musical...”, “... genial baton...”, “a splendid young maestro, [...] who conducts with a very expressive technique and clear and stirring gesture...”.
Winner of many national competitions for organ, composition and chorus conducting, Maestro Paroni has debuted as Orchestra Conductor on the international scene by conducting the Slovenian Philharmonic of Ljubljana, and has continued his career leading the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, the Sofia Festival Orchestra and Choir, the Capella Savaria baroque orchestra, the Budapest Orchestra of the Sacred Music Festival, the Orchestra and Choir of the Croatian Radio-television of Zagreb, the Friuli Venezia Giulia Symphonic Orchestra, The Symphonic Orchestra of the Theater of Sassari, the “Tito Schipa” Symphonic Orchestra of Lecce, the Croatian Chamber Music Orchestra, and many others.
His duties as orchestra conductor have brought him to perform in important European concert halls (among others, Budapest's Urania Theater, Dusseldorf's Tonhalle, Zagreb's Lisinski Centar, Ljubljana's Philharmonic Hall, Vienna's Radiokulturhaus, S. Maurizio in Milan, the Philharmonic Theater of Verona, the Olympic Theater of Rome) and he has recorded for Bongiovanni, Rai, Orf (Austrian radio-television), HRT (Croatian radio-television), as well as Koper (Slovenia). He has collaborated with internationally known soloists such as the violinist Stefan Milenkovich, the singers Teresa Berganza, Daniela Mazzucato, Maria Zadori, Max Renč Cosotti, the Altenberg Trio Wien, the jazz trumpet player Kenny Wheeler, and many others.
A personal musical characteristic of which Paolo Paroni is most proud, is eclecticism. He holds a firm belief that the demolition of barriers between genres may help the transmission of the musical message, allowing the interpretation of pages going from the great baroque works to contemporary music to be done with spontaneity and ease. It is with great dedication and attention to detail that Paolo delves into classically unconventional musical genres such as the music he writes and plays while performing with the rock band QLS. From the rock opera Abraham, to the latest work, Synopsis, the many years spent beside friends and colleagues in QLS have flown by in an instant. Paolo Paroni will never completely be able to express his gratitude to Roberto Sgorlon, friend and collaborator in the composition of the music for QLS, for having insisted so strongly to have him by his side in the band, thus making him discover a world which otherwise would have probably remained unknown to him.
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