Born in Rome in 1995, Enrico Saverio Pagano graduated very young in cello, composition and orchestral conducting. He studied with Gilberto Serembe, Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli and Alessandro Quarta (of whom he was assistant in several productions). In 2016, he was one of the two conductors selected for Curtis Summerfest at Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia (US).
Particularly interested in late 18th – beginning 19th century’s repertoire, in 2014 he founded the Orchestra da Camera Canova, gathering some of the best young Italian talents. Together with the Orchestra, Enrico performed more than seventy concerts both in and outside Italy.
With the Orchestra Canova, Enrico has performed in institutional locations such as Arena di Verona, Teatro Comunale in Ferrara, IUC – Concerti alla Sapienza in Rome, Teatro Alighieri in Ravenna, Valletta Baroque Festival, Vivaldi Festival (Venice) and Teatro Comunale in Mantova (among others), collaborating with artists such as Alessandro Baricco, Gloria Campaner, Simone Zanchini, Manuela Custer, Gabriele Cassone and Ginevra Costantini Negri. As guest conductor Enrico collaborated with Festival pianistico internazionale di Brescia e Bergamo, Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo and Teatro Lopez de Ayala (Spain). In the Operatic world, in 2018 Enrico directed a new production of Mozart’s Magic Flute promoted by the Fondazione Antonio Carlo Monzino – Milan. Also, in 2018 his project M@M – Mozart a Milano was brought to 13 different Italian cities.
In May 2021, Enrico’s first album – The Paisiello Academy – was published by Sony Classical. For this project he collaborated with the young pianist Ginevra Costantini Negri, the Orchestra Canova and the mezzo Manuela Custer, and he also selected and transcribed the music found in several Italian libraries. Enrico’s second album dedicated to Beethoven together with the pianist Gloria Campaner will come out soon published – as the first one – by an international label.
In March 2021, Enrico was selected as one of the 100 Young People Under 30 to become leaders of the future by Forbes Italia. In May 2021 the JCI – Italy awarded him with the TOYP (The Outstanding Young Persons) 2021. In both occasions Enrico was the only one representing the classical music world. His article about Antonio Caldara’s Missa Artificiosissimae Compositionis, published by Edizioni Pian&Forte, won the Medaglia Leonardo 2019, a competition among all Italian Conservatories and Universities.
Enrico is conductor-in-residence of the IUC – Istituzione Universitaria dei Concerti in Rome and of Verbano Musica Estate (Locarno, Switzerland). Starting on January 2022 Enrico will also work as artistic advisor of the IUC succeeding M° Ennio Morricone.
He is fluent both in English and German.