Maestro Mercurio is an internationally acclaimed conductor and composer whose musical versatility encompasses the symphonic and operatic worlds. For five years, he was Music Director of the Spoleto Festival and Principal Conductor of the Opera Company of Philadelphia. Maestro Mercurio is also a sought after collaborator for many award winning recordings, arrangements and film projects. His relationship with SONY Classical has led him to collaborate on a great number of recordings, most notably, “Christmas in Vienna” with the Three Tenors, Carreras, Domingo and Pavarotti. He has also recorded Richard Einhorn’s cantata, Voices of Light, Leo Brouwer’s Concerto de Toronto with guitarist John Williams, “Storyteller,” featuring compositions by Wynton Marsalis, Patrick Doyle and Edgar Meyer, three violin concertos with the composer‐violinist Mark O’Connor, and a Grammy Award winning CD with Chick Corea.
As a composer, Maestro Mercurio's compositions include songs, chamber works, and pieces for large orchestra. 'For Lost Loved Ones,' was given its world premiere by Zubin Mehta and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Maestro Mercurio is an acclaimed and sought after arranger. He has created arrangements for a wide array of artists, including Andrea Bocelli, Placido Domingo, Fabio Armiliato, Carl Tanner, Ben Heppner, Bryn Terfel, Marcello Giordani, Secret Garden and Sting.