Giordano Bellincampi is the Music Director of the Auckland Philharmonia and teaches at the Royal Music Conservatory in Copenhagen.

With an enormous repertoire embracing classical, romantic and contemporary music, Bellincampi is particularly celebrated for his prowess in the Central European, Italian and Scandinavian symphonic traditions, and for his interpretations of significant choral and vocal works.

He enjoys regular relationships as a guest with many orchestras around the world, particularly in Scandinavia and Europe, including the Royal Stockholm, Rotterdam and Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestras and the St Petersburg Symphony, but also in North America, Asia and Australia.

In 2020 Bellincampi was named Conductor Laureate of Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra.


On November 8th 2020 the Auckland Philharmonia announced the renewal of Bellincampi’s contract as Music Director. He will be leading the APO until the end of 2024.

Most recent and upcoming highlights include Bellincampi’s return as a guest conductor to the Duisburg Philharmonic, Aalborg Symfoniorkester (including  Opera i Rebild in 2022 and 2023), Aarhus Symfoniorkester, and Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra. With his Auckland Philharmonia conducts a complete cycle of Beethoven’s symphonies to celebrate the composer’s 250th anniversary, and continue his explorations of signature repertoire including Brahms, Mendelssohn, Schumann, and Nielsen. He returns to the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, for a specially-curated programme inspired by his native city of Rome, bookended by Berlioz’s stirring Roman Carnival Overture, and Respighi’s glorious technicolor scores Fountains of Rome and Pines of Rome. He makes his debut with the Jacksonville Symphony, showcasing that orchestras soloists in a reduced-scale programme featuring Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll, and Strauss’s virtuosic Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, and debut with Portugal’s Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música in a performance of Verdi’s Requiem.

Among his recent/future engagements are also a concert with Copenhagen Phil at Tivoli Concert Hall, Dvorák’s Cello Concerto, Op.104 (B minor) with Sønderjylland Symphony Orchestra, and a Gala concert with Östgötamusiken.




Giordano Bellincampi and Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra – Schubert – Symphony No 9 ‘The Great’ (2021)

Giordano Bellincampi and Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra – Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 “Italian” (2021)

Giordano Bellincampi and Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra – Haydn – Symphony No.21 (2017)

Giordano Bellincampi and Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra – Beethoven – Symphony No.7 (2021)

Giordano Bellincampi and Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra – Manon Lescaut – Act IV (2017)


Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra – “The Revolutionary” – Completion of Auckland Beethoven Cycle – March 2023

“From the start, one sensed the immense joy of music director Giordano Bellincampi in carrying this project to completion…Throughout the evening, we could hear this deep love and respect, especially in the unsullied freshness and almost scampish humour that so livened the comparatively modest Eighth Symphony. The orchestra was in sparkling form, nimbly alert to Bellincampi’s finessed tempi and textures…”

– Willam Dart, New Zealand Herald

Norrlandsoperan – Colafelice tolkar Beethoven – September 2021

“The conductor really had the orchestra in his hand and despite Schumann being difficult, the music breathed light and forward spirit. It has a lot of the typical features of romance such as triumphant wind sounds and evoked impressive stunning sounds. The meditative third movement offered the listener melancholic moods. Giordano Bellincampi’s interpretation was high-level orchestral art.”

–Bengt Hultman,

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra – Beethoven Concert, “The Revolutionary” – August 2021

“[…], much of the success of the APO’s current Beethoven series lies with music director Giordano Bellincampi. The charismatic maestro has already swept us away with the grandeur of the Eroica, the youthful zest of the First Symphony and the unassuming grace and good humour of the Fourth.

Tonight, his individual touch was there from the opening bars of the Pastoral Symphony, its immaculately nuanced lines followed, within seconds, by a rustic, rollicking tutti.”

– Willam Dart, New Zealand Herald

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra – “On The Danube” Concert – July 2021

“Bellincampi commanded the back-and-forth of this musical discussion superbly. As the second movement opened, the clarinet got another chance to shine and overall Bellincampi played up the pastoral elements of this movement, while also giving due emphasis to the chromatic harmonies Brahms employed in transitional passages. The cello section brought an intriguing bittersweet quality to the nostalgic opening melody of the slow movement and Bellincampi’s interpretation was deeply felt. A previously unseen darkness underpinned the final movement’s opening bars and the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra playing here was thrilling, as effective in the movement’s powerful climax as in its hushed close.”

– Simon Holden,