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 Conductor, Music Director
“The National Symphony Orchestra was stellar, conducted with elegance and mirth by Emmanuel Fratianni”


MD Theater Guide - Washington D.C. July 2013

Emmanuel Fratianni has delighted and engaged sold-out audiences of American and International orchestras since 2009. Leading over 80 worldwide ensembles to date, he is embraced by musicians and audiences alike, as a versatile conductor of classical, multimedia, and pops programs.

Emmanuel Fratianni has led major ensembles such as the San Francisco Symphony, Boston Pops, National Symphony, Detroit, Houston, Baltimore Symphonies, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Spanish and Czech National Symphony Orchestras to name a few.

He recently completed his 13th year as principal conductor of the acclaimed symphonic production "Video Games Live” and is principal conductor of the newly formed Santa Barbara Chamber Players.

As a Music Director, Emmanuel’s successful curating of concert programs has secured both public and private funding for new musical works in the US and abroad.

Born and raised in a large and lively Italian family on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland, his extensive background as both a classical, jazz musician and composer affords him as much ease leading a 120-piece orchestra as a jazz trio. 


Emmanuel  Fratianni is an Italian and US citizen, fluent in French, English and Italian, he lives with his family in Santa Barbara, California.

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