Neapolitan by birth, he received his early formation from the Conservatory San Pietro a Maiella, continuing his preparation at the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in Rome where he obtained diplomas both in Violin under the guidance of Felix Ayo and in Conducting under Bruno Aprea.
He participated in numerous workshops in Italy and abroad with F. Ferrara, A. Galliera, A.Francis, Y. Temirkanov, Y. Aronovich, J. Kalmar and K. Kiesler.  He completed a postgraduate diploma in Conducting with D. Renzetti, and gained the Diploma of Merit from the Accademia Musicale Chigiana with M.W.Chung.

Semifinalist in the International Conducting Competitions of “A. Pedrotti” in Trento,
“F. Ferrara” in Rome and “D. Flick” in London;  finalist in the first and third edition of the International Competition of Rome for Young Conductors “F. Capuana”, conducting Rossini’s The Barber of Seville in Rome and Mozart’s Don Giovanni in Spoleto; he was first prize winner of the International Conducting Competition of Budapest organized by the Osterreichisch-Ungarische MeisterKurse fur Musik di Vienna.


He has been assistant to Michel Plasson, John Neschling, Kristof Penderecky and
John Nelson with whom he collaborated at the Teatro dell’Opera of Rome in Les Vespres Siciliennes  by Verdi, the Te Deum by Berlioz – Giulio Cesare by Haendel – Lelio by Berlioz. This collaboration included:  the New World Symphony by Dvorak in Frankfurt, the Stabat Mater by Dvorak in Hamburg, the Fantastic Symphony by Berlioz in Cleveland and in Linz, and several concerts with the Ensemble Orchestrale du Paris, recorded for EMI and Virgin Classic.


He has conducted L’Orchestre Nationale du Capitole de Toulouse, the Reina Sofia Orchestra of Madrid, the Radio-Telelvision Orchestra of Zagabria, the Ensemble Orchestrale of Paris, the Gulbenkian Orchestra of Lisbon, the Italian Radio-Television Symphonic Orchestras of Rome and Naples, the Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the International Orchestra of Italy, the Nuova Orchestra Scarlatti, the Italian Philharmonic Orchestra and the finals of the International Piano Competition “Vendome Prize” at UNESCO in Paris and those of the International Violin Competition “A. Stradivari” in Cremona.


Moles has recorded Mozart’s Linz Symphony KV425 and the Prague Symphony KV504 for Fonit-Cetra and has collaborated, amongst others, with the following soloists: G. Bellucci, J.Ph. Collard, L.De Fusco, S. Gazzelloni, B. Lupo, K. Nikkanen, G. Ohlsson, M. Rizzi, L. Vignale, N. Zabaleta.


In the field of Opera, he has conducted Les Pecheurs des Perles by Bizet and Ceneretola by Rossini for the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, Amor Vuol Sofferenza by L. Leo for the Martina Franca Festival (recorded for Nuova Era), La Boheme by Puccini in the Teatro Rendano of Cosenza, Le Finte Gemelle by N. Piccinni in the Cortile di Palazzo Reale in Naples, Don Carlo by Verdi in the Theater of Ankara and in the United States of America, Il Trovatore by Verdi for the Tulsa Opera in Oklahoma and Les Contes d’Hoffmann by J. Offenbach in Florida.


He inaugurated the ballet season for the Jubilee Year at the Teatro dell’Opera of Rome conducting Apollon Musagete by I. Stravinsky and Who Cares? by G. Gershwin.
In January 2004 he conducted the Italian Philharmonic Orchestra at the Teatro Municipale of Piacenza in Swan Lake and in April Shakespeare in Dance with the Teatro dell’Opera of Rome.


In early June he was invited to the Sintra Festival in Lisbon with the Gulbenkian Orchestra, which he conducted again in September. In Rome, in late June, he conducted Giselle (with Roberto Bolle) at the Teatro dell’Opera and in August Swan Lake at the Baths of Caracalla.
In February 2005 he recorded with Pino Ettorre, first bass at Teatro alla Scala, several inedited concertos for bass and orchestra. In September 2005 he prepared the orchestra for the opening season of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna (for Charles Dutoit) and the following October he conducted a “Concert for peace” in Israel (Jerusalem) and in Palestine (Ramallah); in December 2005 he conducted the Orchestra of the “Arena di Verona” and a concert in Fermo with Rainer Honeck (the Konzertmeister of the Wiener Philarmoniker).

In June 2006 he conducted Rossini’s Barbiere di Siviglia at the“Opera Comique”in Paris. The following year he conducted numerous concerts at NIMUS, the festival of Nis (Serbia) with the Nis Symphony Orchestra and the Radio-Television Orchestra of Sofia and later collaborated in the preparation of the 2006/2007concert season with the Orchestra del Teatro Comunale in Bologna. In the autumn of 2007 he inaugurated the Season of the Nuova Orchestra Scarlatti in the RAI Auditorium of Naples where he returned again in 2008.

Together with his concert and opera activities, Moles has held numerous Master Classes in Spain, Poland, the Balcans and in Italy with Lella Cuberli and has been on the jury of the International Competition for young opera singers in Sicily with Dame Joan Sutherland (2007) and Richard Bonynge (2008).
In February 2009 he returned to conduct the Orchestre National du Capitole of Toulouse, in France.

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