Choir passion

Not a curriculum vitae, but the synthesis of a passion...

Leaving out the how, when, why ... here it is a constant reminder to the voice and the singing that starts from when I was a child. Where there was singing, I was there. In my family singing was a constant, my mother had a beautiful voice and my father conducted a church choir. Singing was a way to get together and cheer the evenings, the walks, the feasts and after dinner.

Among the studies, the friendships, the many musical experiences that I did, at the first I founded the choir Ergo cantemus, then the vocal group Tavolata polifonica estense. We won four first and two second prizes in national and international competitions and I received the prize of musical criticism, in Gorizia, in 1994 and the prize Chiavi d'argento, in Chiavenna, in 2004. Then I founded the Athestis Chorus, a professional choir unique in Italy, alternative to the Opera Theater's choirs and with whom I have performed in many concerts until its closing. 10 years of collaboration with the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai - from 1994 to 2004 - with many other orchestras, many concerts for the main Italian concert societies and many foreign others, recordings, tournèe.

In 2000 I was invited to hold the role of Conductor of the Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, succeeding to Maestro Norbert Balatsch. I turns out to have been the youngest conductor in the five hundred years of history of the Accademia, I couldn't try. I stayed there three years, up to end 2002. Experience excellent but I realized that it was not my way, and despite the many successive invitations by other prestigious Theaters, I preferred to do other experiences, to return to conducting, considering my propensity for more creative and musical activities, and for a freedom of life - both personal and artistic - devoted more to emotions and sentiments, rather than career, success, gain.

I tried to stay away from the choir but there is always a constant call to me and when there is some beautiful opportunity, I don't say no. I conducted many other choirs, including the Italian Youth Choir from 2003 to 2005, the World Youth Choir in a series of concerts in Belgium in 2005 and in summer 2016, the Norwegian and French National Youth Choir, the Estonian National Male Choir, the Choir of the Theatre of Poznan, the Teatro La Fenice in Venice and choirs of other theaters, in symphonic or opera productions. I have collaborated on several projects for account of Feniarco, ECA-Europa Cantat, IFCM. From 2014 I have a three-year term for the conducting of the Choeur National des Jeunes based in Lyon: great guys, great organization, musical and human experience oxygenating. In 2016 we won four awards at International competition "Florilège vocal de Tours (France): Grand Prix de la Ville, First Prize in the category of mixed choirs, the Ministry of Culture Prize for the performance of a piece of contemporary music, Prize for the best conductor.