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Juliano Aniceto

Assistant Conductor/ HCO Conductor

Juliano Dutra Aniceto is one of the most significant upcoming conductors of his generation, having worked in the symphonic and in the operatic fields. Currently, Juliano is developing his doctorate studies at The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, under the mentorship of Maestra Marin Alsop, where he served as her graduate assistant. Juliano has appeared as guest conductor and music director in operatic productions in the United States and in South America, having conducted the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Peabody Symphony Orchestra, the São Paulo State Youth Orchestra, São Pedro Opera House, the East Carolina University Symphony Orchestra, ECU Opera Theatre, the São Paulo University Symphony Orchestra, among others.

Juliano is recognized by his versatility among genres, with 12 operatic and 3 music theater productions in his repertoire, including titles as Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel (North Carolina, 2019), Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (Brazil, 2017), Rossini’s L’italiana in Algeri, Cimarosa’s Il Matrimonio Segreto, Janáček’s Katja Kabanová and Věc Makropulos, among others. In 2022, Juliano served as music director and conductor in the recording of the opera Lily, by Garth Baxter.

At Peabody, Juliano is the recipient of the “Artistic Excellence Scholarship.” Juliano also serves as the Executive Assistant for the Taki Alsop Conducting Fellowship and as Hugh Hawkins Fellow researcher at The Johns Hopkins University (2021).

Juliano has participated in masterclasses with Marin Alsop (his mentor), Kurt Masur, Claudio Cruz, Johannes Schlaefli, Isaac Karabtchevsky, Ernani Aguiar, Martin Schmidt, and Osvaldo Ferreira.

Juliano Aniceto was born in São Paulo – Brazil, started his music education in a social program and, from an early age, his talent was recognized: reviews of his concerts, as a flute soloist, classified him as “A soloist with great future” (Invitation to the Classics, Clovis Marques). In 2022, Juliano joins the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra in the position of Assistant Conductor.