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Rojatti Ezio

Score reading
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Inizia gli studi musicali presso il Conservatorio “J. Tomadini “ di Udine. Si diploma in Musica Corale e Direzione di Coro presso il conservatorio “B. Marcello” di Venezia, in Composizione al Conservatorio “G. Verdi” di Milano sotto la guida del M° G. Manzoni. Studia con A. Clementi e F. Donatoni al DAMS di Bologna. Si perfeziona in Direzione d’Orchestra con C. M. Giulini e L. Bernstein.

Attualmente titolare di Cattedra presso il Conservatorio “J. Tomadini” di Udine ha insegnato nel Conservatorio “G.Verdi” di Milano.

Vincitore di Concorsi Internazionali di Direzione D’Orchestra e Composizione.

Ha collaborato con: F. Meloni, S. Gazzelloni, C. Anderson, A. C. Antonacci, M. Breeth, F. De Angelis, A. Bennici, G. Tampalini, E. Gvazava, N. Piovani, lo Jess Trio di Vienna, I Fiati Solisti della Scala, R. Bruson, l’Orchestra da Camera dei Berliner Philharmoniker, l’Orchestra Sinfonica del Cairo, i Virtuosi del Teatro alla Scala, la Cantelli di Milano …

Ha all’attivo numerose incisioni per la Deutsche Grammophone, la Sony, la Real Sound, la Sonoton di Monaco di Baviera, la Bongiovanni, la Nuova Era, la Rivo Alto e per la Collana i Maestri della Musica edito dalla De Agostini, aprezzate dal pubblico e dalla critica. Ha effettuato registrazioni per la Süddeutscher Rundfunk, per la ORF Radiotelevisione Austriaca e per la RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, LA7.

Dal 2006 collabora stabilmente con l'Orchestra “Virtuosi del Teatro alla Scala” di Milano

La rivista AMADEUS gli ha dedicato numerose copertine e incisioni inedite di Mercadante, Bottesini, Carulli, Malerbi.

La Sony nel novembre 2013 pubblica un Cd dedicato a musiche di Tartini, Violino solista Francesco de Angelis insieme alla Brescia Orchestra

Nel dicembre 2016 la Deutsche Grammophone pubblica un Cd dedicato a W. A. Mozart contenente il famoso Concerto per Clarinetto di Bassetto in collaborazione con il M° Fabrizio Meloni.

Rosato Giampietro

Harpsichord, Organ and Organistic Composition
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Giampietro Rosato, harpsichord player, pianist and organist, was born in 1970 in Padua, where he began his musical studies and gained recognition for his interpretations of Baroque and classical works as well as New Music.
He attended courses held by Tom Koopman, Michael Radulescu, Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini, Gustav Leonhardt, Andreas Staier and Eckart Sellheim. He has studied harpsichord and organ at the State College of Music in Trossingen, and with Jean-Claude Zehnder at the Basel Schola Cantorum.
Giampietro Rosato has won several prizes in national and international competitions, including Stresa (1988), Bologna (1993), Prague (1994), Brugge (1995), where he also received the “Audience Prize”, and Leipzig (1996). In 1996 he was awarded the DAAD prize by the Trossingen State College of Music, and the following year he won first prize in the international harpsichord competition held by NDR -North German Radio- in Hamburg.
In addition to his solo work, which involves him in many radio (SWF, MDR, NDR, N3 and ORF) and CD recordings, Giampietro Rosato also plays with other soloists and with chamber groups. He has been continuo player and solo harpsichordist of the Sonatori della Gioiosa Marca since 1997.
From 1994 to 1999 he was a part-time lecturer for the harpsichord, chamber music and repetiteur work at the Trossingen State College of Music’s Institute for Early Music and currently he teaches at the Udine Conservatoire.
Giampietro Rosato was invited to perform in numerous festival and concert halls in Italy and Europe (Klavierfestival-Ruhr, International harpsichord Festival of Milan, Bach Museum "Historischer Sommersaal" of Leipzig, Händel-Haus in Halle, Teatro Nuovo of Verona, Baroque September of Padua, Festival Antegnati of Brescia, International Organ Festival "City of Treviso", Teatro Bibiena of Mantua).
Recently, he edited for the publishing house Armelin Musica of Padua the modern edition of "Sonata for Violin and Organ" by Oreste Ravanello and will be published shortly "6 Concerts for harpsichord and orchestra" by B. Galuppi.

Serafini Fabio

Double-bass

Sivilotti Valter

Piano accompanist

Somadossi Marco

Band instrumentation
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Marco Somadossi (Rovereto – Italy, 1968) studied music at the Trento “F. A. Bonporti” Conservatory where he achieved a diploma in Trombone and Instrumentation for Bands, and obtained a degree in conducting and composition of Band Music with a first-class honours degree in Tilburg, NL. He went on to further studies in Composition with Stephen Meililo (USA) and James Barnes (USA),and in Conducting with Jan Cober (NL), Felix Hauswirth (CH) and many others.

After an intense career as trombone player with several orchestras (Orchestra Giovanile Italiana, Youth Symphonic Band of the European Communities, Junge Schweizer Philarmonie, Pomeriggi musicali di Milano, Cameristi di Verona, Accademia Filarmonica Trentina, APM Brass Ensemble, En Chamade, Sudtiroler Blaserensemble, Symphonic Winds and many others) he decided to focus his actitvity exclusively conducting and composing band and ensemble music.

This allowed him to work in all Europe (Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Latvia, Belarus, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, France, Spain) and in the USA (Stanford University, California) making himself noticed with compositions awarded with international prizes and chosen as compulsory pieces in the most important competitions of the world.

Very active both in composing original music for bands and arranging transcriptions for wind and percussions instruments, he has been particularly notable for projects, works and publications realized with the most important Italian musicians.
To be mentioned are his productions for the most important Italian music magazine, “Amadeus”, his didactics music recording with a youth band for Scomegna Ed. musicali and 9 CDs recorded as a conductor.
Appreciated jury member, he is frequently invited to hold national and international workshops . He is also often invited as guest conductor at important festivals in Italy and abroad.

He works for theatre, folk and pop music and collaborated with well-known artists as Antonella Ruggiero, Tosca, Goran Bregovic, Chiara Luppi, Mario Perrotta and Paola Roscioli.
M° Somadossi is currently teaching Composition and Instrumentation for Wind Bands at the Conservatorio Jacopo Tomadini in Udine. Furthermore, he is artistic director of the “Campus Musica Insieme”, conductor of the Banda Giovanile Anbima Friuli Venezia Giulia, of the Conservatorio di Udine Band, and since 1997, of the Corpo Bandistico di Albiano. M° Somadossi’s music is edited by Scomegna Ed. Musicali.

Marco Somadossi ha fatto musica con moltissimi fantastici musicisti delle bande, degli ensembles, delle orchestre che ha diretto ma anche con:

Chiara Luppi, Antonella Ruggiero, Tosca, Goran Bregovic, Paolo Fresutromba, Giovanni Sollima, violoncello , Andrea Noferini, primo violoncello solista dell’Orchestra dell’Opera di Roma, Enrico Maria Baroni, primo clarinetto dell’Orchestra Sinfonica della Rai di Torino , Simonide Braconi, prima viola dell’Orchestra del Teatro della Scala di Milano, Davide Cabassi, pianoforte (premio Van Cliburn), Andrea Tofanelli, tromba, Giuseppe Cacciola, primo percussionista dell’Orchestra del Teatro della Scala di Milano, Federico Caldara, clavicembalo (premio European Music Competition), Francesco d’Orazio violino (XXIX premio Abbiati), Fabrizio Meloni, primo clarinetto dell’Orchestra del Teatro della Scala di Milano, Massimo Polidori, primo violoncello dell’Orchestra del Teatro della Scala di Milano, Ruggero Mascellino fisarmonicista-compositore, docente Conservatorio di Palermo, Giampaolo Pretto primo flauto dell’orchestra Sinfonica della Rai di Torino, Francesco Siragusa primo contrabbasso dell’Orchestra del Teatro della Scala di Milano, Giulio Tampalini chitarra (premio Narciso Yepes e Andrès Segovia), Gino Zambelli, bandoneon , Luca Ballerini pianoforte, Azusa Kinashi (J) soprano, Walter Franceschini baritono, Luca Fanfoni violino, docente Conservatorio Parma, Roberto Noferini violino, docente Conservatorio Matera, Marco Pierobon tromba, docente Conservatorio Bolzano , Pepè Fiore, percussioni, Marianna Prizzon, soprano, Diego Cavazzin, tenore, Domenico Balzani, baritono, Domenico Lazzaroni trombone, primo trombone Orchestra Teatro Lirico “G.Verdi” – Trieste, Luca Trabucco, pianoforte, Nicola Bulfone, clarinetto, Carlo Beltrami, tromba, tromba di fila Orchestra Teatro Lirico “G.Verdi” – Trieste, Mario Perrotta, attore/regista, Paola Roscioli, attrice, Maria Letizia Beneduce, violino, Giancarlo Cesaroni, trombone, primo trombone banda dei Carabinieri, Sara Cresta, soprano, Fabiola Battaglini, percussioni, Izabella Manusajyan (GE)soprano, Tina Gabeskiria (GE), violino, Lidia Fridman (RUS), soprano, Elene Nikoleishvili (GE), pianoforte, Marina Shakhdinarova (GE), soprano, Irina Manusajevi (GE), soprano, Gayane Aslanyan (ARM)pianoforte,Kamilla Karginova (RUS)soprano, Areg Navasardyan (ARM)violino, Arpnine Aghjioyan (ARM)soprano, Heghine Kachatryan (ARM)soprano, Lusine Steparyan (ARM)soprano, Simone Vebberorgan

ha collaborato con: Ito Yashuidecompositore, Raffaele Cacciola compositore, Gianni Vallino e Cinzia “Cix” Rosa , Sandro Filippi compositore, direttore di coro, Marco Betta compositore, Ruggero Laganà clavicembalo, compositore, Giovanni Grosskopf compositore, Renato Miani compositore, Mario Pagotto compositore, Luciano Feliciani compositore, Stefano Gatta direttore della Banda Militare della Repubblica di San Marino, Andrè Waignein (B) compositore-direttore, Stephen Melillo (USA) compositore-direttore, Walther Ratzek (D) direttore del Musikkorps der Bundeswehr , Thomas Doss (A) compositore-direttore, Daniele Carnevali compositore-direttore, docente Conservatorio Trento, Lorenzo Pusceddu compositore-direttore, Marco Tamanini compositore-direttore, docente Conservatorio Trento, Jo Conjaerts (B) direttore, docente Conservatorio di Maastricht, Angelo Depaola compositore, direttore, docente Conservatorio di Cosenza, Michele Netti direttore, compositore, Gaetano Pisano direttore, Maurizio Managò direttore, Fulvio Creux direttore della Banda dell’Esercito Italiano, Otto Schwarz (A) compositore, Philippe Langlet (F) tromba, direttore, Alain Crepin (B) compositore, direttore della Royal Band of Belgian Air Force, docente Conservatorio di Bruxelles , Hardy Mertens (NL) compositore, direttore, docente Conservatorio Tilburg, Gottfried Veit compositore, Francisco Grau Vegara (E) compositore, direttore della Banda della Guardia Reale Spagnola,, Donald Furlano compositore, Enea Tonetti direttore Fiati Insieme di Torino, Giancarlo Gazzani compositore, direttore Rai di Roma, docente Conservatorio Torino, Jacob de Haan (NL) compositore , Miro Saje (SLO) direttore, Miguel Etchegoncelay (ARG) direttore, Fried Dobbelstein (NL) direttore, Janis Purins (LV) direttore, Giovanni Bruni compositore/direttore, Armando Saldarini direttore, Josè Rafael Pascual Vilaplana (E), direttore, Mario Gagliani, compositore/direttore, docente Conservatorio di Perugia, Guido L. Gavilàn, compositore, docente Università Avana (Cuba), Teresa Procaccini, compositrice, docente Conservatorio S.Cecilia Roma, Bert Appermont(B) compositore, Norbert Nozy (B), direttore, Paolo Mazza, direttore, Vincent Kennedy (IRL), compositore, Marco Pütz (LUX), compositore, Michele Mangani, compositore, Alex Schillings (NL), direttore, Josè Alcacer Dura (E), direttore, Joseph Martinez (E), compositore, Kevin Houben (B), compositore/direttore, Leonardo Laserra Ingrosso, direttore della banda della Guardia di Finanza, Walter Rescheneder (A), direttore, Isabelle Ruf-Weber (CH), direttore, Geir Ulseth (N), direttore, 

 

Tamburri Eugenia

Chamber music

Teodoro Carlo

Chamber music
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Born in Venice, he studied cello with Adriano Vendramelli at “Benedetto Marcello” Conservatory of Music of his hometown, graduating “cum laude”. He perfected with Michael Flaksman at the Stuttgart Hochschule getting the Highest Degree in cello and later at the Mannheim Hochschule completing the Konzertexamen. He also graduated at the Chamber Music International School of the “Trio di Trieste” in Duino, Trieste, getting the Highest Degree. He is one of the founding members of Ex Novo Ensemble, Venice, performing widely in the main festivals and concert seasons throughout the world. Important works have been written for him by Claudio Ambrosini, Luca Mosca, Marino Baratello, Ivan Vandor. He has recorded world premières for the main European radios as well as chamber music with the following labels: Dynamic, Giulia, Arts, ASV Ricordi, Rivo Alto, AS Disc, Stradivarius, Edipan, Velut-Luna, Denon, Naxos. He has recently recorded “Sequenza XIV per violoncello solo” by Luciano Berio (CD Black Box - ASV), “Danni Collaterali” for cello and ensemble by Michele Dall’Ongaro (CD Stradivarius), “To the master” per cello and piano by Giacinto Scelsi (CD Stradivarius), “String Trio and works for cello and guitar by Camillo Togni (CD Naxos – world premiere). At present he teaches Chamber Music and Cello at the Specialized Course (cello interpretation) at “Jacopo Tomadini” Conservatory of Music (Udine).

Teodoro Davide

Clarinet
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DAVIDE TEODORO, clarinettista. Diploma a Venezia con Giovanni Bacchi. Perfezionamento per la musica da camera con il Trio di Trieste. Premiato nei Concorsi Internazionali di Musica da Camera di Trapani, Caltanissetta, Stresa. È attualmente docente di clarinetto al Conservatorio di Udine.

Ha collaborato con prestigiosi direttori quali: Diego Masson e Ed Spanjaard.

Ha registrato numerosi lavori per le principali radio europee (Lachenmann: Dal niente, Radio Belga RBFT; Bettinelli: Studio da concerto, Radiotre RAI; Donatoni Spice BBC ecc.) e inciso la prima registrazione mondiale del Solo Dramatique e della Suite per clarinetto e pianoforte di Busoni (CD Dynamic). Ha inoltre inciso importanti composizioni dell’Ottocento strumentale italiano come la Fantasia per clarinetto e pianoforte di Rossini (CD Arts) e lo Studio per clarinetto solo di Donizetti (CD Giulia) e infine per l’etichetta inglese “black box” la Sequenza IX e il Lied per clarinetto solo di Luciano Berio. Altre importanti produzioni sono state incise per Ricordi, Stradivarius, ASV Records, Edipan, ASdisc, Velut Luna.

È uno dei fondatori dell’Ex Novo Ensemble, gruppo cameristico con il quale dal 1979 svolge un’intensa attività concertistica nei principali Festival europei. Tra questi ricordiamo: Contemporary music Festival, Huddersfield-Gran Bretagna; Time of Music, Viitasaari-Finlandia; Festival de Strasbourg; Eco e Narciso, Bologna; Concerts Ville de Genève; Tage für neue Musik, Zürich; Biennale di Venezia; RomaEuropa, Villa Medici; Autunno di Varsavia; Akademie der Künste, Berlin; Fondazione Gaudeamus, Amsterdam; Musica nel nostro tempo, Milano; Festival d’Avignon; Ars Musica, Bruxelles; Auditorium Nacional, Madrid; IGNM, Basel; Le Presents musical, Orleans; Festival Pontino; Di Nuovo Musica, Reggio Emilia; Festival delle Nazioni, Città di Castello; Festival di musica sacra Anima Mundi, Pisa; Accademia Filarmonica Romana; Settembre Musica, Torino; Aujourd’hui Musique, Perpignan; Festival “Gustav Mahler”, Dobbiaco; e alle stagioni dei Münchener Philarmoniker, del Mozarteum Salzburg, dei Concerti al Quirinale di Radio3, della Società Veneziana di Concerti, del Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, del Teatro Politeama di Palermo, del Teatro Verdi di Trieste, della Sociedad Filarmonica di Valencia, della RAI di Roma e di Milano, della Kaufmann Concert Hall di New York e del Chicago Center of Arts.

Terranova Daniela

Composition

Daniela Terranova is an italian composer working in the area of concert music, opera and extended sonic environments. Her recent work revolves around the sound substance conceived as ‘sonic dramaturgy’, strongly linked to an exploration of the matter the instruments are made of.

She studied composition in Italy with Azio Corghi and attended academies and masterclasses throughout Europe. Among the most relevant, a postgraduate course in Composition with Beat Furrer at Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Graz and a postgraduate course in electroacoustic composition at the mdw (Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst) in Wien.

Her work has won several national and international competitions, including: 'SIAE – Classici di Oggi' (a new commission project in partnership with Orchestra della Toscana); I prize at the international competition 'Gianni Bergamo Classic Music Award' (Swiss-Lugano); Special Mention for the Italian Music: 'Premio SIAE' (International Composition Contest 'Valentino Bucchi Prize', Rome);  the prize 'Nuova Musica alla Fenice' (Gran Teatro La Fenice, Venice); I prize at the International Composition Contest 'Vieri Tosatti' (Rome); the prize 'Monte dei Paschi di Siena' (Accademia Chigiana, Siena); the prize 'Franco Donatoni International Meeting for Young Composers' (Divertimento Ensemble, Milan); 'Kinderszenen Prize' (CIDIM, Rome); the prize ICOMS (Turin); the National Prize of Arts.

Her music has been performed at many festivals and concert seasons: IRCAM's Concert Season; London Sinfonietta's Concert Season; Wiener Konzerthaus; Wien Modern Music Festival; Bludenzer tage zeitgemäßer musik, Bludenz; Open Music, Graz; Gare du Nord Basel; Ultraschall Berlin - Festival für Neue Musik; Biennale Musica 2019, Venice; Musikpodium, Zürich; Multiphonics Festival, Koln; Only Connect, Oslo; Foundaciòn BBVA, Madrid; Festival Mixtur and Festival Barcelona Modern; Teatros del Canal, Madrid; Teatro Central, Seville; Budapest Music Center; Time of Music Festival, Vitasaari ; Musikaliska Concert Hall, Stockholm; Italian Academy of the Columbia University, New York; Festival Vértice, Mexico City; Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff; Festival Styria Cantat VI, Graz-Helmut List Halle; Universität Mozarteum, Salzburg; International Week of New Music-SIMN, Bucharest; Son[UT]opìas project, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela; Tallin Chamber Music Festival; Fidelio Trio Season, Dublin; Festival Traiettorie, Parma; Festival Nuova Consonanza, Rome; Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna; Gran Teatro La Fenice; Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome; Teatro Dal Verme, Milan; OPV (Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto) Concert Season, Padua; La Verdi Symphony Season, Milan; Divertimento Ensemble's Concert Season, Milan; festival 'Play it!', Florence; Festival Internazionale della Valle d'Itria; International Concerts Season of Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana; Festival of Cadiz.

She graduated with honors in Classical Languages and Literature at the University of Trieste, and in 2015 completed her international PhD program in Audiovisual Studies at the University of Udine (in collaboration with Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3), with a dissertation entitled 'Myth and Music in the Contemporary Musical Production for Theatre'.

Her music is published by the editor Suvini Zerboni - Sugarmusic (Milan) and has been broadcast by several radios such as BBC Radio 3 (in the contemporary music programs ‘Hear and Now’ and 'The New Music Show'), Radio3 Suite, RSI, ORF, Rbb Kultur, Deutschlandfunk Kultur.

 

Toldonato Claudio

Jazz composition

Veggetti Stefano

Baroque Cello
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The cellist and ensemble director Stefano Veggetti over the past years of his musical activity has been unanimously appreciated for his highly accurate, virtuosic playing, outstanding musicianship and understanding of period style, and for a warm and lively stage presence which opens up new spaces of expression, persuasiveness and intensity in the experience of communication. He obtained his cello diploma from the Conservatory of L’Aquila under David Cole, subsequently winning a scholarship to continue his studies in Philadelphia (USA) with Orlando Cole. Fascinated by the sound of period string instruments, upon his return to Europe he attended masterclasses with Anner Bijlsma, and he has since played as soloist and in chamber music ensembles performing in Europe, Mexico, and the USA with musicians and ensembles such as Anner Bijlsma, l’Archibudelli, Stanley Ritchie, Alfredo Bernardini, Ottavio Dantone, Erich Höbarth, Rachel Podger, Jos van Immerseel. He has appeared on European radio and TV (RAI, ORF, RDF Germany, RDP Antena2 Portugal, RSI.ch), and has recorded for Nuova Era (Italy), Opus 111 (France), Accent, Alpha Classics.

In 2000 he founded his own Ensemble Cordia, with whom he enjoys working on and performing “forgotten” works as well the significant masterpieces of the baroque and classical periods. He has made solo appearances at the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Settimane Musicali di Stresa and Bachfest Leipzig, I Concerti del Quirinale-Rome, Utrecht Early Music Festival. As principal cello with the Belgian period instrument orchestra Anima Eterna Stefano Veggetti has toured extensively throughout Europe and Mexico and taken part in Jos van Immerseel’s Schubertiade project recording Schubert Arpeggione sonata and Troute quintet with Midori Seiler and Jos van Immerseel.

Since autumn 2016 he has been the artistic director of Barockakademin Göteborgs Symfoniker (BAGS), the baroque branch of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Teaching occupies an important place in Veggetti’s musical activities. He teaches baroque cello at the Udine Conservatory and gives various masterclasses across Europe. In 2000 he founded the Academy of Ancient Music in Bruneck and is still the artistic director.

Stefano Veggetti plays the ex-Oblach cello by Nicola Gagliano (1737).

Venier Glauco

Jazz ensemble
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Nato a Sedegliano (Udine) l'8 settembre 1962. Si diploma in organo nel 1985 presso il Conservatorio di Udine.

Si avvicina al jazz come autodidatta e si perfeziona in seguito per un breve periodo a Milano con il M° Franco D'Andrea.

Nel 1990 registra il suo primo cd per piano solo intitolato "Finlandia" che viene accolto positivamente dalla critica, distribuito sul territorio mondiale e attualmente di proprietà della Walt Disney International Productions.

Nel 1991 in qualità di borsista studia per due semestri presso il Beerklee College of Music di Boston sotto la guida dei Maestri Ray Santisi, Hal Crook , George Garzone ed Herb Pomeroy.

Semifinalista, finalista e vincitore di vari concorsi internazionali, nella sua modesta carriera ha avuto l'onore e la fortuna di collaborare con vari solisti di fama mondiale tra cui possiamo citare:Toots Thielemans, Lee Konitz, Kenny Wheeler, Steve Swallow, Joey Baron, Marc Johnson, Charlie Mariano, Adam Nussbaum, Michael Gibbs, Cuong Vu, Matt Garrison, Bruno Castellucci, Uli Beckerhoff, Matthias Nadolny, Peter O'Mara, David Liebman, Abe Laboriel Jr, Chriss Speed, Michel Godard, Nguyen Le, Martin France, Enrico Rava, Paolo Fresu, Trevor Watts, Stan Sulzman, Diana Torto, Maria Pia De Vito, Flavio Boltro, Bob Stoloff, Christian Muthspiel, Gerrod Cagween, Gabriele Mirabassi , Wolfgang Pushnig, Anders Jormin ed altri.

Ha tenuto concerti in Germania ,Svizzera, Francia, Spagna, Portogallo,Lussemburgo, Inghilterra, Estonia, Finlandia, Olanda, Slovenia, Croazia, Serbia, Russia, Stati Uniti D'America, Repubblica Ceca, Austria, Polonia, Canada, Belgio, Ungheria, Norvegia e Svezia.

Ha effettuato registrazioni per la RAI italiana, ORF austriaca, WDR tedesca, BBC inglese ed altre emittenti minori negli Stati Uniti e Russia.

Ha registrato a suo nome 12 dischi e come sideman circa trenta.

Ha effettuato registrazioni per la Universal, Schott e altre etichette minori.

Nel marzo 2008 è uscito un cd intitolato "Distances" registrato con la cantante londinese Norma Winstone ed il sassofonista tedesco Klaus Gesing prodotto dalla prestigiosa etichetta di Monaco E.C.M.

Nel 2009 lo stesso cd ha avuto la nomination ai Grammy Awards nella categoria vocal jazz.

Dal Novembre 2009 è docente di jazz presso il Conservatorio J. Tomadini di Udine e tiene Master in Italia, Germania e Svizzera.

Nel 2010 uscirà il secondo disco prodotto dalla E.C.M. del trio con Winstone e Gesing.

Venturi Daniele

Harmony theory and analysis

Daniele Venturi (1971)

 

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Daniele Venturi was born in Porretta Terme (Bologna – Italy) in 1971.
As composer and choir director he is among the most well-known of his generation.
He studied composition with Gérard Grisey, Giacomo Manzoni, Fabio Vacchi and Ivan Fedele and orchestral conducting with Piero Bellugi.
He attended seminars on composition and musical analysis with Jean-Jacques Nattiez, Franco Donatoni, Adriano Guarnieri, Fausto Razzi and Luis de Pablo.
He obtained the Diploma in Choral Music and Choir Direction at the Giovanni Battista Martini Conservatory in Bologna (2000) and in Composition at the Girolamo Frescobaldi Conservatory in Ferrara (2004).
He is the founder and director of Coro Gaudium (1992) (Italian folk songs), Arsarmonica Ensemble (2006) and Voices 20/21 (2020).
Since 1987 he has done ethnomusicological research in Bologna and Modena areas, finding interesting ideas for original compositions.
In 2000 he became the assistant director of Pier Paolo Scattolin’s Choir Voices of Europe, Bologna (European City of Culture). He has to his credit numerous international composition prizes including: Gino Contilli, Messina 2003 (second prize ex-aequo, and honourable mention), IAMIC, Toronto 2009, (prize shared between the two Italian composers who participated), JSCM, Tokyo, 2010, (the only European finalist), ISCM, Belgium 2012, (only Italian composer selected), ISCM-WMD, Slovenia, 2015, (Italian selection SIMC), Soundscape, Maccagno, 2015, (composer in residence), ISCM-WMD, South Korea, 2016, (Italian selection SIMC), San Diego New Music, 2016, USA, (Italian composer selected), San Diego New Music, 2017, USA, (Italian composer selected).

His works have been performed in Italy and abroad, and broadcast by several radio and television channels (Rai Radio Tre, Radio Cemat, Concertzender Radio, Radio Klara, Radio France, Vatican Radio, RAI Italian Television, RTVE Radio Clásica).

He has received commissions from major organizations and concert promoters and his music has been performed in prestigious concert halls, such as: Italy: Milan, Royal Palace, Teatro Dal Verme, Museum of the twentieth century, Aula Magna of the Università Bocconi, Palazzina Liberty, Tadini Space, Auditorium Amici del Loggione of Teatro alla Scala, Turin, Gam, Lingotto Auditorium, Genova, Tursi Palace, Padua, Auditorium Altinate/San Gaetano, Rome, Theater in Box, Pescara, Pescara Music Academy Auditorium, Messina, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. Elsewhere: Slovakia: Church of St. Michael Archangel, Bratislava-Cunovo. France, Luc Ferrari Halle, Césaré Centre National de Création Musicale, Reims. Belgium: STUK Labozaal, Leuven. Germany: Italian Cultural Institute, Berlin. Japan: Bunka Kaikan Hall, Tokyo Opera City, Tokyo. China: Nie Er Concert Hall, Chengdu. Thailand: Chiang Mai Auditorium. Canada: Canadian Music Centre, Placebo Space, Toronto, McGill University, Tana Schulich Hall, Montreal. USA: Columbia University, Auditorium of the Italian Academy, New York, St Botolph Building, Room 01 – New England Conservatory, Boston, EDT Concert Hall at the Haven, Charlottesville, Virginia, Concert Hall, The Arts at UMBC, Baltimora, The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, San Diego. Estonia: Peetri Kogudus, Tartu. Argentina: Sala La Vidriera the Direcion General de Ensenanza Art, Buenos Aires, Institute Superior de Música, Santa Fe, Argentina J.Alvarez Library, Rosario. Uruguay: Escuela Universitaria de Música, Universidad de la República, Montevideo. Azerbaijan: Fund Zibal Az, Baku, etc.

He has collaborated with international artists, performers and ensembles, such as: Carlos Aguilar, Alfonso Alberti, William Anderson, Takashi Aoyama, Irvine Arditti, Ilaria Baldaccini, Maurizio Barbetti, Jeremy Bass, Pascale Berthelot, James Burch, Giusy Caruso, Lisa Cella, Fabiana Ciampi, Francesco Cuoghi, Vincenzo De Filpo, Arne Deforce, Elizabeth Farnum, Miriam Garagnani, Liu Kai, Tadayuki Kawahara, Garth Knox, Stefano Ligoratti, Dan Lippel, Dacia Maraini, Laurent Mariusse, Mark Menzies, Solomiya Moroz, Pier Damiano Peretti, Paola Perrucci, Germano Sartelli, Orazio Sciortino, Luisa Sello, Dissonance Duo, Cygnus Ensemble – New York, Eclectica choir – Bologna, Istvan Horkay – Budapest, Interensemble – Padova, Le Centre Henri Pousseur – Brussels, Maria Felix Korporal – Amsterdam, New Made Ensemble – Milan, Noise Ensemble – San Diego, Indaco Quartet, Pomus Ensemble from I Pomeriggi Musicali – Milan, UT Vocal Ensemble, etc..

In September 2009, he issued his first Compact-Disc by Bongiovanni (Bologna) entitled Quattro lembi di cielo (Four sky pieces) consisting of 12 chamber works, with a preface by the well-known Italian composer and teacher Giacomo Manzoni, and programme notes by Sandro Cappelletto.

In March 2021, more than ten years later, he issued his second monographic CD entitled Lumen, consisting of 9 chamber compositions with his music for and with the flute, Stradivarius Label, Milan, 2021.
A few months after the release of the CD, in July 2021, several very positive reviews were published about this sought-after and special recording project.
In the PAN magazine of July 2021, page 56, for example, there was an excellent review by the English flutist and musicologist Carla Rees.
In the magazine Blow UP of July-August 2021, pages 136-137 n. 278-279, the musicologist Piercarlo Poggio, in his pregnant review, has captured the essence of the artistic path present in the musical project, granting the CD Lumen (7/8).
In the music magazine Suonare News of July-August 2021, page 55, Year 27, no. 284, the well-known musicologist Angelo Foletto, in his attentive and heartfelt review, highlighted several and very important characteristics present in the CD, belonging to Venturi’s poetic and stylistic style, awarding the CD Lumen four stars.

Some of his publications: Cantando un mondo perduto… (M.A.P. Editions, Milano, 2012), New Practical Method of functional exercises for choir, (Isuku Verlag, Munich, 2015), New Practical Method for the making of the modern musician, (Isuku Verlag, Munich, 2016), Sacred Choral Works, (Isuku Verlag, Munich, 2016), Puer natus, (CD, Da Vinci Classics, Osaka, 2018), Memorie Corali, (Isuku Verlag, Monaco, 2018), Raccolta di Bassi (Isuku Verlag, Monaco, 2020), Lumen, (CD, Stradivarius Label, Milan, 2021).

In 2010 he taught Choral Conducting and Choral Composition at the Francesco Venezze Conservatoire – Rovigo, Italy. In March 2013 he has been invited by the Electronic Music department of the SCCM Conservatory (Chengdu, China) to give a series of lectures on his music. Since April 2020 he has been teaching Elements of Composition for Didactics of Music at the Antonio Vivaldi Conservatory – Alessandria, Italy. At the moment he is teaching Harmony and Analysis at the Jacopo Tomadini Conservatory – Udine, Italy (2021).

In July 2013 he was commissioned by the Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music of Washington and the ISCM Mid-Atlantic the composition Alla luna for soprano, mandolin and guitar on text by Giacomo Leopardi.
In the summer of 2013, the Association Musica/Realtà – Milan has commissioned the piece NOGI for three pianos, a tribute to Luigi Nono.

Between 2013 and 2019 Venturi has composed Achernar (2014) for piano and orchestra, written at the request of the Venezuelan pianist and composer Marianela Arocha former president of SVMC (Sociedad Venezolana de Música Contemporánea) dedicated to Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar (Venezuela), Aden (2015) for strings chamber orchestra, written for the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of Polish-Radio directed by Agnieszka Duczmal, Nibiru (2015) for marimba and electronics, a piece written at the request of the French percussionist Laurent Mariusse, played in March 2017 in Reims, France. Among the main compositions written between 2016 and 2021 it is worth mentioning, Circus sounds (2016) for solo flute, dedicated to American flutist Lisa Cella, Studio sulla lontananza (2011-2016) for piano, 11 Haiku (2016) for coloratura soprano and piano, dedicated to French pianist Pascale Berthelot, Geda (2017) for solo violin, dedicated to American violinist Mark Menzies, Lhasa bell (2017) for mezzosoprano an piano, dedicated to Greek mezzosoprano Angelica Cathariou, Dedica (2017) for bass clarinet, homage to Ennio Morricone, Four by Four (2018) for three bassoon and contrabassoon, dedicated to Alessio Pisani and LowBb bassoon cluster, Mafr (2018) for viola and guitar, written at the request of Maurizio Barbetti and Francesco Cuoghi Duo, In monte oliveti (2018) for solo voices and mixed choir a cappella, Trilo (2018) for mixed choir a cappella, Dona Lux (2018-2019) for mixed choir a cappella for twelve voices, Voci (2019) for saxophone quartet, Nan (2019) for piano dedicated to Giusy Caruso, Metamorfosi 12 (2019) written at the request of New Made Ensemble and O Oriens (2019) for mixed choir a cappella for six voices.

Between 2020 and 2022 Venturi has composed Admar (2020) for mezzo-soprano and guitar on a poetic text by Matsuo Bashō, a work commissioned by the Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music in Washington for the Bowers Fader Duo, Vento 19 (2020) for virtual a cappella mixed choir with eight voices on a poetic text by Attilio Bertolucci, Ara (2020) for soprano solo, on a poetic text by Matsuo Bashō, dedicated to Alda Caiello, Tempo 19 (2020), a piece of acousmatic music composed for the Special Project – Simc Italia, Studio 19 (2020) for viola solo, dedicated to Maurizio Barbetti, D22 (2020) for string quartet, dedicated to the Indaco String Quartet, written for the Project Dante 2021 – Sconfinarte, Mirrors (2020) for bass flute, dedicated to Carla Rees, Traum (2020) for piano, dedicated to Serbian pianist Marina Popadić, Lunghi pomeriggi (2021) for mixed choir a cappella for six voices, Ninna nanna pija sonno (2021) for mixed choir a cappella for four voices, Donne che avete intelletto d’amore (2021) for mixed choir a cappella four eight voices, Donne che avete intelletto d’amore (2021) for mixed choir a cappella for eight voices, piece commissioned by Feniarco for the Dante 2021 project, Angel flight (2021) for soprano saxophone, dedicated to Mario Marzi,  Eco II (2021) for mezzo-soprano, dedicated to Angelica Cathariou, Ave Maris Stella (2022) for mixed choir a cappella for eight voices, dedicated to Coro Giovanile Italiano, Hanami (2022) for mezzo-soprano, dedicated to Virginia Guidi,  Tempo 22 (2022) for cello dedicated to Marco Maria Rossi and Studio 22 (2022) for piano dedicated to Miriam Garagnani.

During the Covid-19 pandemic he created a version for virtual choir, saxophone quartet and electronics of his youthful piece La Rosa Bianca, a project developed in collaboration with AERCO, with the participation of the American choir conductor Tim Sharp.

From May 2016 to July 2018, Daniele Venturi was Director responsible of Artistic Committee AERCO (Emilia-Romagna Choirs Association) which is part of Feniarco (National Federation of Italian Regional Choral Associations).

In November 2017 IFCM (International Federation for Choral Music) and ICB (International Choral Bulletin) issued a positive review of his book New Practical Method of functional Exercises for Choir (November 2017, no. 4) by American choral conductor and teacher Tobin Sparfeld. From January 2017 to January 2020, he was member of the Council of Italian Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM Italy).

His composition Mintaka (2015) for organ has been included in the CD Le Nuove Musiche (20th & 21st Century Organ Music), that the organist Luca Scandali has recorded on the organ Dell’Orto & Lanzini (2011) of Pinerolo (TO) for Brilliant Classics.

Since April 2017 Daniele Venturi has been part of the Artistic Committee of the Feniarco (Italian Federation of Choral Regional Associations). His artistic activities they are managed by Brennecke-Art Management in Vienna (2013, Europe, Principal Manager), Alanna Maharajh Stone Management in New York (2016, USA and Canada Manager), and Francesco Leonardi (2018, Project Manager and Choral Music Promoter).

In November 2021 for Zecchini publisher came out the publication Il respiro del suono, Reflections on Daniele Venturi’s compositional writing and musical poetics edited by Renzo Cresti.

His compositions until 2020 have been published by M.A.P., Sconfinarte, Taukay, Isuku, Feniarco, Da Vinci Editions, Stradivarius Label.

Since May 2021 Daniele Venturi has published his compositions with Composers Edition.

 

Viola Stefano

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Maestro Stefano Viola was born in 1960. His parents were both musicians. After brief experiences with the accordion and the piano, Viola had his first encounter with the guitar at only twelve, when his father began giving him lessons. He was fascinated by the instrument, and at only eighteen he graduated at the Conservatoire with full marks and honours.

After that, he spent four years in Milan, studying under Maestro Ruggero Chiesa and attending high specialization courses held by Oscar Ghiglia in Gargnano (Lombardy, Italy) and the Musical Academy Chigiana in Siena.

He held solo and orchestra concerts in and outside Italy, winning prestigious national and international competitions (in Trieste, “Nicola Fago” in Taranto, “Fernando Sor” in Rome, “City of Alessandria”, “Mauro Giuliani” in Bari, etc.). He was also finalist at the “Andres Segovia” International Competition in Palma de Mallorca (Spain).

He soon began teaching at the State Conservatoires in Venice, Trieste, Rovigo, Perugia, Modena, Bologna, Bari, Castelfranco Veneto (near Treviso) and Udine, where he now holds the chair of guitar.

He is currently the artistic director of Guitar Center "El Maestro" in Treviso (Italy), www.elmaestro.it

His students have won more than two hundred awards in the most important national and international competitions: among others there are First Prize Awards in the competitions “Fernando Sor” (Rome), “Pittaluga” (Alessandria, Piedmont), “Julian Arcas” (Almería, Spain), “Francisco Tárrega” (Benicàssim, Spain), “Castelnuovo-Tedesco” (Parma), “Benvenuto Terzi” (Bergamo), “Enrico Mercatali” (Gorizia), “Rospigliosi” (Lamporecchio, Tuscany) and Sernancelhe (Portugal). These achievements make Maestro Viola one of the most important Conservatoire teachers of his generation.

For many years he has been committing himself to studying all technical and mechanical aspects of guitar playing. He has also been invited to hold conferences and Master-class courses in several guitar festivals across Italy, as well as in Slovenia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Mexico, Austria and Spain. Some of his contributions have been published in the journal Il Fronimo (Milan).

He developed and coordinated an important research project funded by the Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region, called “Postural and functional biomechanical analysis of a guitarist’s body”, in which both the Conservatoire and the University of Udine (in particular the Sport Science Department) were involved. The project led to the publication of a DVD npw in attachment with a very interesting book titled “Guide to methodological and postural analysis in basic guitar teaching” published by “Guitart” edition.

Viola wrote two volumes on guitar playing techniques (Scales and Legatos), published by the publishing house Edizioni Musicali Sinfonica. He also collaborated in revising and editing two collections of studies by Sor and Giuliani, published by the same house.

In 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2014 he won the “Rospigliosi Award for Didactics”.

The Scientific Committee of the 25th International Guitar Convention gave it the Golden Guitar 2020 for teaching.