Caterina Centofante, born in Bolzano (Italy), received conservatory diploma in piano, composition and orchestra conducting at the Conservatory of Trento (with M. M. Giese) an dthe Conservatory G. verdi of Milan (with A. Solbiati and D. Agiman). She continued her studies specializing in orchestra conducting at the Chigiana Academy in Siena (with L. Zagrosek) where she obtained a diploma with honor and a scholarship. She also continued her studies in orchestra conducting at I Pomeriggi Musicsali di Milano (with A. Ceccato), Musicarivafestival (with I. Karabtchevsky) and Florence Synfonietta (with P. Bellugi). In 2010 she received a merit award from the main conductor of the Berliner Symphoniker L. Shambadal during a masterclass on Beethoven’s symphonies.

In 2004 she was recipient of a scholarship at the Musikhochschule Stuttgart (Germany) where she studied until 2005 with P. Borin. In 2005, at the same institution she was appointed teacher of conducting for pedagogy and church music classes. She held this position for 3 years and at the end of the appointment Caterina Centofante became conductor of the EchtZeitEnsemble, ensemble in residence for the department of composition, supervised by C.J. Walter and M. Stroppa.

In 2002 she made her debut as conductor with the orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali di Milan, and later conducted the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, the Orchestra Regionale della Toscana, the Orchestra Sinfonica di Matera, the Accademia del Maggio Fiorentino, the Junge Philharmonie Salzburg, the Orchestra Filarmonia Veneta, the Florence Symphonietta,. She has been the main conductor of the Esslingen Camera Orchestra since 2006.

She served as Korrepetitor in various national and international organizations such as As.Li.Co di Milano, Teatro Sociale di Como, Fondazione Cantelli in Milano, Nuovo Teatro in Bolzano, Pergine Spettacolo Aperto, Staatstheater Stuttgart, Opera and Ballet Theatre Tbilisi (Georgia). She also was  Luca Francesconi’s assistant in the production of Buffa Opera at the Piccolo Teatro in Milan.

For the last few years, she has dedicated particular attention to the “a cappella” choir repertoire as well as a choral repertoire with orchestra. She is presently the artistic and musical director of the polyphonic chorale Claudio Monteverdi and of the International Festival Settimana Corale in Cles (Trento, Italy). She has also worked as assistant G. Graden (masterclass for choir conductors 2008)e W. Nussbaum (Musikhochschule Hannover, Germany 2009).

Her interest in the contemporary repertoire has brought her to conduct  several German ensembles such as Thürmchen and  Gelberklang. She is the conductor  and the co-founder of the Cross-art Ensemble in Stuttgart (Germany) and Blumine in Bologna (Italy).