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Rani Calderon will conduct a special charity Gala concert for the German Aids Foundation on May 25th. The concert will feature international soloists, the Chorus of the Bonn Opera, and the "Beethoven" Orchestra Bonn, at the Bonn Opera House.
Recently Calderon went back to Chile to continue the Mahler cycle begun in 2011, this time with the 4th symphony, with a sounding success. He then went to conduct "Rigoletto" at the Sempre Oper, recieving standing ovation from the public, and the greatest enthusiasm of the orchestra and the cast.
After a period of intensive conducting activity in Israel and in Europe as well as numerous piano recitals in Israel, he was invited in 2002 to the Teatro Municipal of Santiago de Chile for Gluck's "Orphée et Eurydice", produced for the first time in the history of the country. His sounding success with both the orchestra and chorus as well as with the public won him a second invitation in 2003 for a double-bill of Leoncavallo's "Pagliacci" and Puccini's "Gianni Schicchi" with the Italian baritone Leo Nucci.
In 2005 he conducted Rossini's "Il Viaggio A Reims" with a first-rate cast of sixteen soloists at the Theâtre de La Monnaie in Brussels. This won him an overnight success, acclaimed by the public and acknowledged by the critics, opening his way to a brilliant international career.
Rani Calderon studied piano with the late Prof. Pnina Salzman, a pupil of Alfred Cortot, both to become a major influence on Calderon's development as an artist. During his high school days, he...
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