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Giuseppe Di Bianco

Giuseppe Di Bianco

Giuseppe di Biancoas emerged in recent years as one of the most compelling and interesting Italian choral composers of his generation. He holds degrees in Piano, Composition, Choral conducting and Music Didactics from the Conservatories of Salerno and S. Pietro a Majella of Naples, graduating summa cum laude and Honorable Mention in Foreign Languages and Modern Literatures, with a post Lauream Master at Rome University. His training includes:

  • Piano studies with György Sándor
  • Compositional studies under Enrico Buondonno (a pupil of Licinio Refice),
  • Master classes with G. Manzoni, S. Sciarrino, L. de Pablo, and Sir P. Maxwell Davies,
  • Analysis seminars with Jean-Jacques Nattiez and Janet Schmalfeldt.

Active as a pianist, teacher and composer, with a particular interest in choral composition, Di Bianco has gained international recognition winning prizes in many composition competitions, including:

  • The International Amadeus Choral Composition Competition (2014)
  • The International Choir Laboratory XXI Century Competition, (2012)
  • The A.C.P. National Choral Composition Competition (2012)
  • The A.R.C.C. Award (2009)
  • The TIM (Internacional Music Tournament), (2004)
  • The International Choral Composition Prize by Federcoritrentino (2001)

In 2008, he was awarded the Franco Caracciolo National Prize for the best choral sacred composition. In the same year he was invited by the University of North Carolina to be the composer-in-residence at the Chapel Hill Campus. In 2014 he was awarded the FENIARCO National prize for an original choral score set to texts in the Neapolitan language. His choral music has been performed internationally throughout Europe, Russia, Japan, and the Philippines. He has been commissioned and included in the repertoire of important choral ensembles and part of most important international festivals in Italy. He is also active as a pianist, with particular regard to the chamber music repertoire, performing in important festivals and venues. In 2009 he founded the Limen chamber trio (piano, flute and voice) aimed at enhancing and spreading rare repertoires and specific monographs.

In 2013 Di Bianco was chosen for the Invisible Cities Project, an international composition project inspired by Italo Calvino’s book Le città invisibili. His choral compositions are published in Italy by Federcoritrentino and Feniarco Ed. and by Композитор Publishing House, St. Petersburg. He has given lectures on musicological issues at F. Menna Foundation of Salerno (1998), at the 36th European Conference on Musical Education and Choral music in Gorizia (2005), at the University of Salerno (2007), and at the Medieval Historic Convention at Capodanno Bizantino of Amalfi (2015). He currently lives and works in Maiori on the enchanting coast of Amalfi.

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