Roselise Gentile took a piano diploma before specialising in choir and orchestral conducting, following for two years the international course held by Julius Kalmar for the Hans Swarowsky association. Subsequently she studied with Romolo Gessi and Donato Renzetti following the Orchestra Master Classes and the three year Course at the European Academy in Vicenza. As assistant to George Pehlivanian she has collaborated with the Slovenian Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, in Slovenia and France.
She has worked as coach at the Festival dei Due Mondi (Spoleto) and at the Festival of Contemporary Music for La Biennale (Venice).
She has also worked with different instrumental ensembles, including the Regional Choir and Orchestra of Umbria and the Chamber Orchestra, Cappella Musicale di Minerbio, made up of leading members of the Orchestra of Teatro Comunale in Bologna.
Lately Roselise has decided to live permanently in England where she is continuing her activity as a choir and orchestra conductor. As a freelance conductor she regularly conducts the professional Chamber Orchestra, Farnesiana, in Italy, with a vast repertoire ranging from baroque to 20th century music.
Marlborough Concert Orchestra was delighted when Roselise became their principal conductor in 2015. She brings great energy, humour and musical interpretation to the rehearsals. Plus, she teaches us some very useful Italian words!
Roselise’s philosophy is “to involve all of the orchestra in deepening the knowledge of any musical piece, beyond the structure and the lines. This way they can fully understand it and love it, which greatly affects the performance.”