MSI Premiere Composer, Andrea Angelini (Italy)

Born in Bologna, Italy, Andrea Angelini began his piano studies as a child, at the Rimini Lettimi School. He later earned a Bachelor of Music at Ferrara's Frescobaldi Conservatory. Particularly interested in piano pedagogy, he studied with Rita Ferri and Alexander Lonquich. After earning a Master in Choral Conducting in 1992, he studied music therapy with Professor Cremaschi of Milan University. His interests led him to the choral field, and he earned a Bachelor studying Liturgical Music at Modena and at the International Art Academy in Rome with Fulvio Angius. He also studied organ at Pesaro's Conservatory of Music. Since 1988, Andrea Angelini has conducted many concerts with the choir Carla Amori, in Italy and abroad. He has also worked with the Cattolica City Choir and the Cesena Lyric Choir. In 1996 he was named Director of the Rimini Cathedral Choir, Alessandro Grandi. He led this choir in several performances, including in important venues such as St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome - where he was able to meet Pope John Paul the Second - and in Milan’s Cathedral. He is also the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Musica Ficta Vocal Ensemble. He has also conducted the Lithuanian Jauna Muzika Choir, the Latvian Ave Sol and the Tudor Consort from New Zealand. Mr. Angelini is the Artistic Director of the International Festival Voices from America and the Sound of the Organ held annually in Rimini each spring. He is also the Artistic Director and member of the Jury of the international organ competition, Marcello Galanti. He was also member of the Jury at the following International Choir’s Competitions: Grand Prix Slovakia, Malta Choir Festival, Cantonigros Choir Competition, Jersey Choir Competition, 21 CCAD Malaysia Choir Competition, The Prague Competition for Blind Musicians, The Rhodes Music Competition. He frequently leads choral workshops in Italy and abroad. He is the artistic director and one of the tutors at the Rimini International Choral Workshop, where he teaches with Peter Phillips of the Tallis Scholars. He taught music theory, music history and piano at the State School of Music of the Republic of San Marino. His professional memberships include the Artistic Committee of AERCO (Regional Association of Choirs), FENIARCO (National Italian Federation of Regional Choral Associations), ABCD (British Association of Choral Directors) and RCO (The Royal College of Organists). He is a regular reviewer for the press and a qualified elementary and secondary school teacher. He has written numerous transcriptions for choirs and chamber ensembles, including a monumental transcription of Antonio Vivaldi's Gloria in D RV589, for choir, soloists, and organ (with the organ part being quite suited to the instrument). His transcription of Faure's Requiem is published by Gelber Hund Verlag of Berlin, who are also publishers of a book of repertoire for organ and violin, edited by Mr. Angelini. For the American CanticaNOVA Publication, he has prepared transcriptions of important Renaissance Anthems.