The Austro-Italian Conductor was born in Linz in 1963.

He studied at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan and graduated from the University of Music in Vienna, where he attended the conducting class of Otmar Suitner.
He then attendend the master classes of Pierre Dervaux in Nice and Carlo Maria Giulini at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena and was
invited by Herbert von Karajan to Salzburg and Vienna to assist in his rehearsals.

Eraldo Salmieri was awarded the fellowships of the Bayreuther Festspiele and of Stravinsky Studies at the Fondazione Cini in Venice.

Eraldo Salmieri
Eraldo Salmieri

Already during his study he conducted works of Haydn, Mozart and Schumann at the Wiener Musikverein and Wiener Konzerthaus.

Eraldo Salmieri gave his Opera debut in 1989 at the Deutsches Theater in Munich with Puccini’s La Bohéme. He then conduced new productions of La Traviata, Nabucco and Madama Butterfly.
Following his debut at the Deutsches Theater in Munich, he conducted in opera houses like the State Opera Budapest, Baadisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Staatsthester Bremen, Deutsche Opera am Rhein Duesseldorf, Opera de Rennes, State Opera Sofia, Bolschoi Theater Minsk, Teatro Massimo Bellini Catania and others.

Also active in the symphonic repertoire Eraldo Salmieri has given many concerts in Vienna, Bonn, Zurich, Berlin, Stockholm, Oslo, Milano, Torino, Verona and many other cities.

He was invited as Chief Conductor to the Solothurn Opera Festival in Solothurn, Switzerland.

In 2003 he was appointed by Giancarlo Menotti Conductor and Music Advisor of the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto working with the Julliard Orchestra of New York. In 2006 he was invited to the Seyong Center for Performing Arts in Seoul for the inauguration of the New Seul Opera House and to the Grosses Festspielhaus in Salzburg for the Salzburger Musikwochen where he conducted La Traviata and Nabucco. In 1998 he was invited to conduct La Traviata for the inauguration of the new Opera House of Belo Horizonte in Brazil.

Between 1992 and 1996 Eraldo Salmieri was the Music Director of The New Symphony Orchestra in Sofia where he developed an extensive symphonic repertoire. Since 2001 he has been a guest conductor of the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra and the Sofia National Opera, where he conducted performances of Rigoletto, Tosca, L’Italiana in Algeri, Le Nozze di Figaro.

He made his Italian debut in 1995 at the Teatro Bellini in Catania conducting Le Nozze di Figaro in the La Scala production by Giorgio Strehler.

Since 1995 he has been a guest conductor at the Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana, Slovakian Philharmony, Orchestre Nationale de Bretagne, Hungarian State Philharmony and in opera theatres in Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Austria, Poland and Brazil.

From 2006 to 2009 Eraldo Salmieri has been the principal Music Director of Teatr Wielki in Poznan (Poland), where he inaugurated his activity with a concert with Barbara Hendricks, further conducting the new productions of Ballo in Maschera, Stiffelio, Forza del Destino, Tannhaeuser and productions of Rigoletto, Aida, Otello and Madama Butterfly. In 2008 he conducted Lucia di Lammermoor at the Staatstheater Karlsruhe, from 2006 to 2010 Maria Stuarda, La Cenerentola and La Favorita at the Stadttheater Giessen.

Since 2007 Eraldo Salmieri is the conductor of The Operosa Festival, developing programs for young singers and youth orchestras.

From 2013 - 2015 Eraldo Salmieri was the Music Director of Teatr Wielki Lodz (Poland) where he conducted the premieres of Anna Bolena, La Traviata, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Il Trovatore, and Der fliegende Holländer.
The Staatstheater Saarbrücken invited him in 2014 to conduct the Premiere of Lucia di Lammermoor for the opening of the season.
In November 2015 Eraldo Salmieri conducted concerts with the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra performing Chopin Piano Concerto Nr. 1 and Haydn "Nelson Messe".

In 2017 Maestro Salmieri became Music Director of "Richard Wagner International Productions".