Elisabetta Maschio was awarded her degree in piano in 1988 by the conservatory “G Verdi” in Milan. She was a pupil of Maestro Riccardo Risaliti, renowned pianist and teacher, and started her career in 1988 as a repetiteur with Lawrence Foster in Paris.
She continued working as a repetiteur for various theatres and music festivals both in Italy and abroad – Teatro Comunale , Bologna, Teatro Regio, Torino, Macerata Festival and the Salzburg Festival.
Ms. Maschio attended lessons in conducting given by both Edoardo Muller and Gustav Kuhn, becoming Kuhn’s assistant from1989 to 1992. Her conducting debut took place in Budapest in 1991 – Il Trovatore with the Budapest Symphony Orchestra. Since then she has regularly worked as a conductor in the operatic repertoire, being invited by theatres both in Italy and abroad – Teatro Comunale, Bologna, Teatro Comunale, Modena, Teatro Politeama Greco, Lecce, Teatro “Valli”, Reggio Emilia, Teatro Olimpico , Vicenza, Teatro Sistina, Rome, Auditorium “Pollini”, Padova, Teatro Filarmonico, Verona, Teatro Verdi, Trieste and the Prague National Theatre. In 1991 she scored a great personal success conducting Madama Butterfly at the Macerata Festival.
She also conducts across the symphonic repertoire, conduction in Buenos Aires, Madrid, Bilbao, Budapest, Mexico City, Prague, Seoul, and in Italy she has led the Virtuosi di S. Cecilia, Haydn Orchester Bolzano and the Sinfonico di Sanremo.
In 1995, Ms Maschio founded the Sardinia Youth Orchestra in Sassari and from 1995 to 1997 she was appointed musical Supervisor for the Ente Concerti “M. de Carolis” (operatic and symphonic repertoire, chamber music)
In 1996/1997 she was appointed musical director and conductor of the Symphonic Orchestra in Lecce, personally conducting symphonic repertoire from the eighteenth century to contemporary music.
Ms Maschio has worked with such artists as Anna Caterina Antonacci, Ghena Dimitrova, Giorgio Merighi, Roberto Servile, Bruno Practico, Andrea Bocelli (with whom she recorded some pieces of his first CD), Benedetto Lupo, Pavel Berman, Thomas Demenga, Lucero Tena, Yasuko Hayashij and Leonidas Kavakos. She has collaborated with stage directors of the calibre of Mauro Bolognini and Lorenzo Mariani.
Ms Maschio has recorded (for Bongiovanni) a selection of pieces from 8th and 9th century composers, and has also conducted a recording of unpublished pieces by L. Leo and N. Porpora. For Kicco Classic, Milano, she has recorded Verdi’s Falstaff (live), Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci (DVD), Carmen (DVD) and Cin Ci La (DVD).