After his studies, Michele Gamba was invited by Sir Antonio Pappano to assist him at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London and was immediately named Jette Parker Associate Conductor. He was then invited by Daniel Barenboim at the Berlin State Opera as Kapellmeister. In addition to his conducting duties in London and Berlin, he has been invited to several internationl theatres and orchestras. After his debut at La Scala in Milan in 2016, he appeared in Italy on the podium of the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and La Fenice in Venice.
Recent engagements have taken him to the Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv for Idomeneo, Rome Opera for Rigoletto, Hamburg State Opera for Le nozze di Figaro, Stuttgart State Opera for La Bohème, Capitole de Toulouse for Macbeth, Lisbon Sao Carlos for La Traviata.
In March 2016 he stepped in, literally at the very last minute, on the podium of La Scala for Verdi's I due Foscari and gained a huge personal success. In November of that year he conducted in the same theater Le nozze di Figaro and was invited again to conduct L'elisir d'amore and La Traviata in 2019 and 2020. In 2015 he was invited by Daniel Barenboim as Kapellmeister and his Assistant at the Staatsoper in Berlin for several productions, including Juliette by Martinu and Wagner's Ring. In the same year he also conducted at the State Opera Le Nozze di Figaro in a new production by Jürgen Flimm, gaining unanimous praise from the public and the critics alike.
At Covent Garden Michele Gamba conducted Bastien und Bastienne, Berio's Folk Songs, excerpts from Eugene Onegin, Cosi fan tutte and Les Pêcheurs de Perles.
In the symphonic field, he conducted several international orchestral such as Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestra Nazionale della RAI, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestre National de Montpellier, Divertimento Ensemble, National Youth Orchestra of Italy, Duisburger Philharmoniker, La Verdi Orchestra of Milan, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra.
As a pianist, he played as soloist and chamber music partner at London's Wigmore, Queen Elizabeth and Royal Festival Hall, Munich Gasteig and Milan La Scala and Società del Quartetto.
Born in Milan, Michele Gamba studied piano and composition at Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi and graduated in Philosophy at the State University. At the same time, he followed chamber music and piano masterclasses with Maria Tipo at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, and studied Lieder Repertoire and Conducting at the Musikhochschule in Vienna, the Accademia Chigiana in Siena and the Royal Academy in London.
He has recently inaugurated the latest edition of the Contemporary Music Festival Milano Musica with La Verdi, Milan's Symphony Orchestra, with music of Mahler and Francesconi.
Next Season he will conduct at the Semperoper Dresden Die Zauberflöte, then at the Savonlinna Festival Il barbiere di Siviglia and will return again to La Scala for a world première by Fabio Vacchi .