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Pagotto Mario



After the musical proscriptions downfall, thanks to the Neoromantics of the 80’s, and once that – with the fall of the Berlin wall – the aesthetic ideological conflicting between a communicative language (close to the public) and a demanding language (that required an understanding sacrifice) went over, who began to compose in the 90’s – as Mario Pagotto – could naturally seek his own expressive way into a cultural spectrum totally diversified. 

This composer, who comes from the Italian Veneto region, has got a production that presents now a variegated range of colors and ways of expression that have been often inferred from clearly detectable experiences, but from which each kind of involvment has been sent off:  from the Strawinsky’s ritmic tension to procedures with minimalistic derivation, from the early French 90’s to the popular music… Everything has been then reinvented following a strict constructive discipline, that comes from his formation with Franco Donatoni. And it is this rigour that allows simplicity and immediacy.

Paola Maurizi

Graduated at “Università di Bologna” in Musicology with a dissertation on Igor Stravinsky, he got a diploma in Chorus Music and Chorus Conduction, and Diploma in Composition with Alessandro Solbiati. He specialized at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, and at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia with Franco Donatoni.

He was prize-winner in many national and international  composition competitions, and his works have been performed several times by important concert associations in Italy and abroad, and presented at important festivals (Biennale” di Trieste; “Sonopoli” di Venezia; “Festival Internazionale di Venezia” della Pietà, “Soliste de l’atelier instrumental du XXe Siécle”di Lyon; Chromas “Trieste Prima”; “Rive Gauche” di Torino; Festival di Musica contemporanea di Peking; Rai Nuova Musica 2004, Torino; Nuovi Spazi Musicali, Roma; Sentieri Selvaggi, Milano; Festival dell’Aurora, Crotone; Festival Internazionale di Portogruaro, Mittelfest di Cividale del Friuli, Stagione Orchestra Sinfonica Verdi di Milano; Vociferazioni, Trento, Stagione dell’Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, Teatro Luciano Pavarotti di Modena, Teatro Comunale di Sassari  and Wien, London, Istambul, New York, Baltimora and many others). His works are broadcasted by Rai Radio 3, Rai Classica  and Rai Sat. In 2006 his work Fearless  it’s selected as finalist at International Competition for Original Music and Choreography of Alexander S. Onassis Pubblic Benefit Foundation. He has devoted himself to the conduction of chamber and vocal ensembles, with the aim of promoting contemporary music. He teaches composition at the Conservatory “J Tomadini” in Udine and he is regularly invited for Composition Masterclass like in Universität Mozarteun di Salzburgh, Conservatorio Superior de Musica di Castilla y Léon - Salamanca, Cracow Music Academy - Krakow, Conservatorio Superior de Musica Joaquim Rodrigo – Valencia, Academy of Music,Ljubljana, Conservatorio Superior Manuel Castillo, Sevilla.

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