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Sivilotti Valter

His musical compositions, which have earned him prestigious awards, are performed in theatres all over the world.

A pianist, composer and Orchestra Director among the most acclaimed of his generation, Valter Sivilotti has been writing and arranging for the most world-known singer-songwriters, such as  Silvio Rodriguez , Sergio Endrigo, Edoardo De Angelis, Tosca, Bruno Lauzi, Omara Portuondo, Ron, Elisa, Gerardo Alfonso, Antonella Ruggiero, Alice, Milva, Giusy Ferreri, Neri Marcorè, Simone Cristicchi,Giò di Tonno, Allan Taylor, Maya Sar, Arsen Dedic, Saverio Pepe, Arsen Dedic, Maya Sar, Vlado Kreslin, Jan Plesteniak, Dario Vergassola, Mario Incudine, Enzo Iacchetti, Gigliola Cinquetti, Luisa Cottifogli, Lena Chamamyan, Mogol, Noemi, Ascanio Celestini, Roy Paci, Radiodervish, Beppe Fiorello.

As an arranger, he has worked together with Jazz- and World music artists, like Glauco Venier, Norma Winstone, Klaus Gesing, U.T. Ghandi, Francesco Cafiso, Francesco Buzzurro, Mauro Schiavone, Vito Giordano, Humberto Amèschita, Jonas Burgwinkel, Giovanni Amato, Mauro Ottolini, Trilok Gurtu, Achille Succi, Jivan Gasparian, Stefano Ianne.

Among the collaborations in the realm of Classical music, those with soloists like Katia Ricciarelli, Francesco Zingariello, Mario Marzi, Emanuele Arciuli, Roberto Plano, Bruno Canino, are not to miss out.

His ideas, his shows, his music are on the marquees of the best world over orchestras and theatres: the Orchestra of Teatro Verdi in Trieste, the Orchestra of  Teatro Massimo in Palermo, the Orchestra of Teatro La Fenice in Venezia, the Orchestra of Teatro Comunale in Bologna, the  Philarmonic Orchestra of Zagreb, the Orchestra Sinfonica of Santiago de Cuba, the Orchestra Metropolitana in Bari, the Orchestra della Magna Grecia in Taranto, the Orchestra “I Pomeriggi Musicali” in Milano, the Orchestra Toscanini in Parma, the Orchestra of Puccini festival in Torre del Lago, the Bucarest Symphony Orchestra, the Göttinghem Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra Mitteleuropea, the Orchestra of Teatro Vittorio Emanuele in Messina, the Polish Baltic Philharmonic, the Orchestra dell’Accademia Naonis in Pordenone, the Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Symphony  Orchestra of the Zaporozhye Academy, the Symphony Opera Orchestra Kharkov, the Russian Philharmonic, the Symphony Orchestra of St Petersburg, the “ camerata strumentale” of Prato, the choir of FVG, the “I fiati associate”, the Mac Quartett, The quartet of Zagabria. The Quartet of Praga, the Piano Twelve, The “ Percussionisti”  of the Scala in Milan.

He wrote the original music for the theatrical show “La variante di Luneburg”, featuring Milva , Walter Mramor and Paolo Maurensig (80 nights)

The Ballet “Voglio essere libero” (I want to break free), which was commissioned by Mittelfest, was firstly a world-premier in Cividale and then won the “Anita Bucchi” Award as best music for Ballet 2009.

The collaboration with Simone Cristicchi gave life to the Civilian theme based Musical “Magazzino 18” (about the mass exodus from the Ex Republic of Yugoslavia), produced by the “Teatro stabile of FVG, which was awarded The “Maschere del Teatro” Prize for the best music for theatre shows (200 nights). “Il secondo figlio di Dio”, produced by the “Teatro stabile” of Brescia (on tour now). Orcolat ’76, written in memory of the 40th Anniversary of the Earthquake which hit Friuli, and “La buona novella” by Fabrizio De Andre’, produced by “Artisti Associati” (on tour now)

The project “Carmina Burana”, as commissioned by Mittelfest, was a world premier on its 2015 Festival inauguration night in Cividale.

Poets and singer-songwriters from all around the Balcan area wrote for and took part to the Festival: the choir of FVG and the Mitteleuropean Orchestra directed by the author. In 2017, he then presented his new work “Mamui schiribic mataran in musiche”, based on a Dario Fo’s  script, translated into Friulian (upon authorization of the original author), performed by Marina De Juli, by the “Coro Panarie” and by “Arte Voce Ensemble” coached and directed by Franca Drioli.

In 2017, as a musical director,  he supported Gigliola Cinquetti along her international tour with concerts in  San Paulo, Curitiba, Puerto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo and  Paris.

Since 2017 he has also been in charge of the musical direction of the international concerts tour of Alessandro Safina, in Italy, Russia, Lebanon, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Estonia, Kaliningrad, Latvia and Poland.

“L’incantesimo della luna Nuova” (the magic Spell of the new Moon”), written for the flautist Luisa Sello was performed all over prominent world around festivals: in 2016 with the great Maestro Bruno Canino in Pittsburgh and Chicago. In 2017 with the “quartet of Praga” , the Chamber Orchestra of Astana, the “Orchestra Academica” of Granada , the “Orchestra Benedetto Marcello” of Teramo, also repeated in Baka by a quintet.

Since 2016 he has been collaborating and performing, as an arranger and an Orchestra Director, in several events celebrating Mogol (by and with Mogol himself)

Professor at the Conservatorio (Music College) R. Duni in Matera, Valter Sivilotti is also “Cavaliere all’ordine della Repubblica Italiana” (Senior order of Knighthood of the Italian Republic for acquired merits)