ARRANGEMENT AND ORCHESTRATION MASTERCLASS
Recipients:all musicians - singers, instrumentalists and composers - professionals and amateurs, of any musical genres, interested in analyzing and deepening of arranging and orchestration practices with the widest interaction between the various types of instruments (acoustic and electric / electronic), from small groups to the big classical and modern symphony orchestras.
Required minimum skills:basic musical knowledge, no specific skill is required
Summary table of the covered topics
1-LISTENING AND ANALYSING OF ARRANGEMENTS AND ORCHESTRATIONS FOR THE MOST VARIED INSTRUMENTAL GROUPS: FROM DUO TO BIG ORCHESTRA
2-ARRANGEMENT AND ORCHESTRATION
Adaptation and Orchestration of a piece for different instruments from originals
how to set up the work
analysis of the piece, peculiarities to be kept and enhanced
use of the available ensemble: acoustic, electric, electronic instruments
identification of the essential parts (melody, harmony, bass, etc.)
choice of sections to omit or add
choice of the best key (with adaptations from the original key)
simplifications (instrumental, harmonic, rhythmic)
step-by-step making of the adaptation and orchestration of a complete piece
Creating an arrangement in different styles:
melodic, harmonic and structural variations
basic principles of arranging a musical piece
choice of musical style
choice of instruments: acoustic, electric, electronic
where to start from (melody, bass, harmony, etc.)
general structure of the piece (intro, theme, coda)
how to harmonize the melody, writing a countermelody or a second voice
writing the intro and the coda
step-by-step making of a piece, in different musical styles
is an Italian composer, conductor and violist.
He has graduated with honors and won prizes in national and international competitions. His CD on Carl Reinecke's chamber music was awarded with "CD of the Month" prize on "CD Classical" magazine. As a composer, arranger and conductor he has collaborated with many Artists such as Andrea Bocelli, Sarah Brightman, Gustav Kuhn, Cecilia Gasdia, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Valeria Esposito, Andrea Griminelli, Valeria Moriconi, Federico Mondelci, Enrico Dindo, Elena Zaniboni, Danilo Rossi, Giorgio Zagnoni.
His premières have been performed by many Orchestras worldwide (Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, La Scala Theatre, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Ural Philharmonic Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, Slovenian Radio-TV Orchestra, Orchestra Haydn Bozen, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, I Solisti di Pavia with Enrico Dindo, Euroradio Concerts live via satellite, Symph. Orch. of Sanremo, Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana, Istituzione Sinfonica Abruzzese, Orchestra di Roma e del Lazio, Symph. Orch. of Bari) in many Concert Halls (Carnegie Hall, New York City, Moscow International House of Music, Manchester Cello Festival, Brunnenhof Monaco di Baviera, Marinskij Theatre St.Petersburg, Theatre de Las Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Norwalk Concert Hall, Auditorium RadioTV Slovenia, The Presidential Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall, Ankara, Turkey).
He has also written original music for soundtracks and famous advertising campaigns (Barilla Italian pasta, broadcast in many countries from 1999 to 2007, and did collaborations with famous Italian pop music artists, among others Lucio Dalla, Angelo Branduardi, Alexia, Mario Lavezzi. He wrote arrangements and has been the conductor at Sanremo Music Festival in two editions, 2005 and 2009, winning the special prize for the best arrangement with the song "Biancaneve" (by Mogol-Lavezzi).
He has been member and President of the Jury of Sanremolab – Song Academy of Sanremo, from 2004 to 2006.
His opera "Montessoriana", dedicated to Maria Montessori on her centenary celebration 1907–2007, has been performed under his conduction in Sweden, United States of America, and in Italy, in Rome, in "Sinopoli Grand Hall" of "Auditorium Parco della Musica".
He is the Artistic Director for Innovation of G.Rossini Symphony Orchestra, since 2009. He is Viola Professor at the Conservatory of Pescara.