Born in Rome, Tiziano Severini studied violin, composition and conducting there at the Santa Cecilia Conservatorio, continuing his training with Pina Carmirelli, Arthur Grumiaux, Corrado Romano in Geneva, Salvatore Accardo at the Siena Accademia Chigiana, and with Franc Ferrara. He made his début in Milan in 1982 in an As.Li.Co. production of Pergolesi's Il Flaminio, and was later appointed artistic director of the Treviso Teatro Comunale and principal conductor of the Veneta Philharmonic Orchestra. He went on to conduct leading symphony orchestras and performances in major Italian theatres, including La Scala, Milan, La Fenice in Venice and San Carlo in Naples, appearing at distinguished festivals and as a conductor throughout Europe, the Americas, Russia and Japan. He was appointed Musical Director of the Orchestra Sinfonica del Friuli Venezia Giulia in 2004. His award-winning recordings include a video of La bohème from San Francisco with Lucciano Pavarotti, Mirella Freni and Nicolai Ghiaurov, and releases of Anna Bolena, I Lombardi, Vaccai's Giulietta e Romeo, Smareglia's Nozze Istriane, Mayr's Ginevra di Scozia and Wolf-Ferrari's Segreto di Susanna.