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Attura Marco

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He graduated in piano, composition and conducting (Cum Laude) from the “Licinio Refice” Conservatory of Frosinone, Italy.
Later he specialised at Regia Accademia Filarmonica in Bologna, Italy, at the Städtische Bühnen in Münster, Germany, at Teatro Lirico Sperimentale in Spoleto and at Accademia del Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy.
He started his career as a pianist and as a conductor at a very young age.
No more than twenty-three, he was choral director at Teatro Eliseo for the opera “The Little Sweep” by Britten. Soon after, he debuted as a conductor at Teatro degli Industri in Grosseto for “Gianni Schicchi” by Puccini and then for “Don Giovanni” by Mozart.
During the 10th edition of the International Prize “Giuseppe Sciacca” for young scholars, he was acknowledged the 1st prize – Music section – at the Pontificia Università Urbaniana in Rome.
He ranked at the Contest for young Maestri Collaboratori Sostituti – Assistant Associate Conductors – at Teatro Lirico Sperimentale “A.Belli” in Spoleto, where he had worked as pianist and conductor.
He also cooperated for masterclasses in operatic singing and vocal technique with Maestro Claudio Desderi, Renato Bruson, Lella Cuberli and Mario Antonio Diaz Varas, dean at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg.
He took part in many first public performances of modern operas – in cooperation with Teatro Comunale “Luciano Pavarotti” in Modena and with several composers – like New Zealander Michael F. Williams, whose opera in three acts “The Juniper Passion” he conducted at Teatro Romano in Cassino.
His compositions and processings have been performed in musical festivals and seminars, at Auditorium Parco della Musica, in Rome, and broadcasted by RAI – History Channel.
He has edited some transcriptions published by Casa Musicale Sonzogno and he has recorded for Brilliant Classics, Tactus and Warner Classics.
He has conducted the Ensemble “I Solisti Aquilani” for the premiere night of the Festival “L’Aquila contemporanea plurale” at the Auditorium del Parco, and for this Ensemble he has recorded tracks by composer Cristian Carrara.
Together with la Nuova Orchestra Scarlatti from Naples he has dedicated a monographic programme to Ennio Morricone, rediscovering the cultured side of this composer’s music.
In 2016 he has conducted Carmina Burana by Orff in a stage version for Teatro Antico in Taormina with Coro Lirico Siciliano.
In December 2016 he has arranged Turandot by Puccini to be performed by soprano Giovanna Casolla as a production by Teatro Carlo Felice from Genoa during the inauguration of the Harbin Opera House in China.
He works as a conductor – especially loving pieces from the opera and contemporary repertoire.

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