VITO PALUMBO | COMPOSER
"Choir" wins the first prize in the «SOUND-MAGICAL-SPACE – S.M.S» by CAMERATA BERN and Patricia Kopatchinskaja.
Having been writing music from an early age, Vito was awarded a place at the prestigious Accademia Chigiana in Siena to study composition. Following this, he undertook a postgraduate degree at the Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome studying with the acclaimed composer Azio Corghi and graduating with Honours. Vito also attained a special scholarship which was awarded personally by Luciano Berio. In 2005 he was awarded the renowned ‘G. Petrassi’ prize (established by the President of the Italian Republic in the Quirinale, Rome) for his work in composition.
A winner of several national and international composition contests, Vito has received commissions and performances worldwide from institutions and ensembles such as: the London Symphony Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic Quartet, Helsingborgs Symfoniorkester, the Gävle Symfoniorkester, the RAI Symphony Orchestra, the Oradea State Philharmony, the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, Academie de France, ‘Parco della Musica’, the Contemporary Music Festival Parade in Beijing, the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, the ‘M. Botin’ Foundation -City of Santander, Foundation Enescu, ‘Future 99’ - Crest, Montpellier International Festival, Barockmuseum Salzburg, the Minnesota 2010 Marimba Festival and Conference, Fondazione Lirico-sinfonica Teatro Petruzzelli.
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"It is a well-orchestrated composition, rich with mixes of sounds ... full of colour, rhythmically intense, but at the same time graceful and airy."
Camilla Dal on Recorder Concerto
Andrew Logan | Director
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