With a truly eclectic background, Carmine Pinto has been performing professionally since 1994. He is the winner of two international competitions at the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma and another at the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana (OSI) in Lugano, Switzerland.
In 2016 he will conduct Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci and Tosca in Salerno, while he prepares as well Il Trovatore at Tel Aviv Opera for Maestro Daniel Oren.
He is often in the recording studio to conduct film scores together with composers A. Trovaioli, R. Ortolani, E. Morricone, and N. Piovani.
He has conducted numerous Chamber Music concerts with the Woodwind Quintet of the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma where he is principal horn, and he has collaborated with prestigious and world-renowned conductors such as, Giuseppe Patané, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Gian Luigi Gelmetti, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Nello Santi, Donato Renzetti, Daniel Oren, George Prêtre, Alain Lombard, Bruno Campanella, Lorin Maazel, Daniele Abbado, Hubert Soudant, Charles Dutoit, Gabriele Ferro, and Riccardo Muti.
His quest for innovative means of expression led to studies in composing and orchestral conducting with Kurt Redel and Nicola Samale, post-diploma courses at the Accademia Chigiana, and a Diploma in Orchestral Conducting from the Accademia Musicale Pescarese.
He was the assistant to Gian Luigi Gelmetti, Ralf Weikart and Daniel Oren in the following productions: Turandot, directed by Renzo Giacchieri, La Bohème, directed by Lamberto Pugelli, La Traviata, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, a cycle of works by Ravel with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (Sydney, Australia), La Bohème at the Opéra de Paris, directed by Jonathan Miller, Carmen at the Guangzhou Opera House, directed by Francesca Zimbello (a Covent Garden production), Manon Lescaut at the Shanghai Opera House, Andrea Chenier at the Teatro G. Verdi in Salerno, Italy.
He has conducted the following orchestras: Orchestra “G. Cantelli” in Milan, Italy, Orchestra “G. Gavazzeni” in Bergamo, Italy, The Baroque Orchestra “Ars Consonandi” in Rome, Italy, The “Bella Epoque” Orchestra of Rome Orchestra Sinfonica Marchigiana, The Philharmonic Orchestra of the Giuseppe Verdi Theatre in Salerno, The Symphonic Orchestra of the “C. Santoro Theatre in Brasilia, The Tuscan Circuit Orchestra of the Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago, The Symphonic Orchestra of San Remo, Orchestra Filarmonia Veneta, The Orchestra of the Carlo Felice Theatre in Genoa, The “Musikanten” Orchestra of Salerno, Orchestra Roma Film, Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana,The Symphonic Orchestra of Bari, Italy, The Shanghai Opera House Orchestra, The Macao Symphonic Orchestra, The Orchestra of the “Luglio Musicale Trapanese”
In June 2008, he conducted a series of symphonic concerts of music by G. Puccini and G. Verdi at the Carlo Felice Theatre in Genoa. In August 2008, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Giacomo Puccini, he conducted Madama Butterfly at the 54th Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago. In autumn 2009, he conducted Rigoletto by G. Verdi at the Carlo Felice Opera House in Genoa. In 2010 he was appointed Principal Conductor of the “Musikanten” Youth Orchestra. In 2011 he participated in the audio/video recording of the opera Pagliacci by R. Leoncavallo in Rome, at the Teatro Argentina, with the Orchestra Roma film. This recording was used for the film To Rome With Love by Woody Allen starring Fabio Armiliato and appeared in theatres around the world in 2012. At the Teatro Grande in Brescia he conducted a prestigious gala charity concert with the Italian Philharmonic Orchestra (OFI) and with the participation of Daniela Dessì and Fabio Armiliato. On the occasion of the bicentenary of Verdi's birth, he conducted a series of concerts with the Symphonic Orchestra of Bari, Italy, dedicated to the symphonic works by Giuseppe Verdi. From January 2013 to December 2014 he covered the role of Artistic Secretary of the Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago. He conducted the Philharmonic Orchestra of Salerno in a New Year's Concert 2014 at the G. Verdi Theatre in Salerno In May 2014 he collaborated with the Shanghai Opera House on tour, conducting Attila by G. Verdi at the Opera House of the National Grand Theatre in Beijing, China. From September 2014 he has been a member of the arts council (music committee) of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture. In November 2014 he conducted The Merry Widow by Franz Lehar at the G. Verdi Theatre in Salerno. In August 2015 he was an assistant to Antonio Pappano. In July 2015 he conducted a concert of works by W. A. Mozart for the official season of the Ente Luglio Musicale Trapanese.