Dario Ribechi started making music as a child with the treble choir Piccoli Cantori di Torino, and began studying clarinet at an early age at the G.Verdi Conservatory in his hometown.
He graduated in International Studies at the Universities of Turin and Umeå (Sweden), to return in 2009 to choral music, his first love.
Thanks to scholarships from De Sono and the Archimedes Foundation, he moved to Estonia, where in 2013 he graduated cum laude at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre in the conducting classes of Tõnu Kaljuste and Jüri Alperten. The experience abroad has allowed him to deepen the study of singing, choir and orchestra conducting, taking him to collaborate with the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, the Pärnu Linnaorkester, the youth choir Kammerkoor Head Ööd, Vend, and the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre Choir, with which he received the appreciation of Arvo Pärt and Tõnu Kõrvits for the performance of their music.
In 2015 he was among the eighteen young conductors to take part to the Europa Cantat International Young Choral Conductors Competition held in Turin, while in 2016 he was awarded a full scholarship to participate in the Oregon Bach Festival, where he could deepen the study of baroque music with original instruments under the guidance of Matthew Halls and Edward Maclary. During the Festival he conducted the University of Oregon Chamber Choir, and the OBF period instrument Orchestra and Choir, assisting Matthew Halls in J.S. Bach’s B Minor Mass and Weihnachtsoratorium.
In 2018 he was selected to participate in Kristjan Järvi’s conducting masterclass in Tartu (Estonia), who invited him to conduct the Baltic Academies Orchestra on two stops of the European tour (Tallinn and Berlin).
Over the years he has attended several conducting courses and collaborated with musicians and orchestras such as Stephen Connolly (The King’s Singers), Colin Metters and the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, Mark Stringer and the Royal Northern College of Music Orchestra in Manchester, Eric Whitacre, Eugene Birman, Carlo Boccadoro, Corrado Margutti and Tõnu Kõrvits. In Turin he has performed with the Coro Filarmoninco Ruggero Maghini and RAI National Symphony Orchestra, and since 2014 he has been conducting the women’s choir La Bottega Musicale, teaching singing at PoliEtnico, the choir of Politecnico di Torino, and in 2018 he founded Erato choir.