Jader Bignamini was born in Crema and studied at the Piacenza Music Conservatory. After his studies, he starts at a very young age to collaborate with several orchestras also as a soloist and concurrently he conducts chamber groups, symphonic and operatic orchestras.
Bignamini begins his career at the Orchestra Sinfonica laVerdi (Milan) in 1998 when he is chosen as E flat clarinet by M° Riccardo Chailly. This institution then sees Bignamini move from the orchestra ranks to the podium, becoming Assistant Conductor in 2010 and Associate Conductor in 2012.
In the autumn of 2012 he participates for the second consecutive time in the MITO Festival with Berlioz's Messe Solennelle. He continues his extensive collaboration with la Verdi Orchestra, conducting the season opening and many other pconcerts with operatic and symphonic programs (Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Glinka, Mussorgsky, Prokofiev, Ravel, Respighi, Rimsky-Korsakov, Paganini, Piazzolla, Stravinsky, Vivaldi) both in Milan and on tour in Russia (Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow and Glinka Philharmonic Hall in St. Petersburg), collaborating with soloists such as Karen Gomyo, Francesca Dego, Natasha Korsakova, Kolya Blacher and Lylia Zilberstein. Bignamini makes his symphonic debuts at the Otsu Biwako Hall, at the Municipal de Sao Paulo, with the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana in Palermo and with Maggio Musicale in Florence.
In the 2013-2014 season Bignamini opens the 39th Festival in Martina Franca with Crispino e la Comare, the 20th Symphonic Season of laVerdi and the 2013 Verdi Festival in Parma with Simon Boccanegra - after which the Teatro Regio (Parma) invited him to lead the next three festival productions, and has been the assistant conductor of M° Riccardo Chailly for the Mahler VIII Symphony in Milan.
Besides conducting symphonic concerts and the Verdi Requiem with laVerdi, highlights of that season include the opening concert of the Orchestra Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna with Carmina Burana, La Bohèmeat the Municipal de Sao Paulo and La Fenice, L'Elisir D'Amore in Ancona, Tosca at the Comunale di Bologna, La Forza del Destino at the Verdi Festival in Parma, La Bohème and Cavalleria Rusticana with L'Amor Brujo at Teatro Filarmonico di Verona.
Among his last operatic projects Aida at Rome’s Opera, Madama Butterfly at La Fenice, made his North American operatic debut with Rigoletto at the Santa Fe Opera and debuted with a concert at La Scala. After his last success in Frankfurt with Verdi's Oberto, Conte di San Bonifacio, Traviata at Rome’s Opera with the direction by Sofia Coppola and at the Arena Verona, Ciro in Babilonia at ROF in Pesaro, Madama Butterfly in Palermo, Andrea Chénier at the Tokyo National Opera.