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Giuseppe Di Bianco has emerged in recent years as one of the most compelling Italian choral composers of his generation. He holds degrees in Piano, Composition, Choral conducting, and Music Didactics, graduating summa cum laude with distinction in Foreign Languages and Modern Literature, with a post-Lauream Degree at Rome University. His training include piano studies with György Sándor, compositional studies under Enrico Buondonno, advanced courses and workshops at Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena and Scuola di Musica of Fiesole (Florence) with Giacomo Manzoni, Salvatore Sciarrino, Luis de Pablo, Peter Maxwell Davies.

Active as a pianist, teacher, and composer, with a particular interest in choral composition, he has gained international recognition winning first prizes in many composition competitions, including 1st prize at the 13th International Trophy of Choral Composition Competition “Seghizzi,” and 5th International “Choir Laboratory, XXI Century” Competition of St. Petersburg, RU.

His choral music has been performed in Italy and abroad (Vatican City, France, Germany, Denmark, Latvia, Netherlands, Portugal, Poland, Slovenia, Philippines, Russia, and the United States) and included in the main Festivals and choral competitions: International “Guido d’Arezzo” (I), “Vittorio Veneto” Choral Competition (I), International Choral Competition “J. Gallus” - Maribor (SL); Rainbow St. Petersburg Choir Festival (RU), International Krakow Choir Festival “Cracovia Cantans” (P), etc.

He has been invited to serve as guest composer at the University of North Carolina and at the Fine Arts and Music University of Aichi, Japan. In 2013 Di Bianco was chosen for the “Invisible Cities Project,” an international composition project inspired by Italo Calvino’s book “The Invisible Cities”. His choral compositions are published by Federcoritrentino and FENIARCO Ed. in Italy; by Композитор Publishing House, St. Petersburg.

He is currently a member of the National Artistic Commission of FENIARCO (Italian National Federation of Regional Choral Associations)


Angele DeiVoicing: SATB  Solo(s): Alto  Accompaniment: Unaccompanied  Performance Length: 4:00  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Liturgical Latin  Language: Latin  Descriptive Terms: Angel, Prayer, Sacred, Spirituality  First Performance: May 24, 2010: Santa Barbara Quire of Voyces, Nathan Kreitzer, St. Anthony’s Seminary, Santa Barbara, CA, USA Text Setting Source for Scores (P:E 74/75)
LumenVoicing: SATB  Accompaniment: Unaccompanied  Performance Length: 3:20  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Giorgio La Pira  Language: Italian  Seasonal/Liturgical Uses: Easter, Lent, Memorial Services  Descriptive Terms: Belief, Expectancy, Faith, Hope, Light, Peace, Reliance, Spirituality  First Performance: Apr 24, 2017: Coro Giovanile Campano, Giuseppe Lazzazzera, Santa Maria Novella, FLORENCE (IT) Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 74/889~2018-Q4)
Ave MariaVoicing: SATB  Accompaniment: Unaccompanied  Performance Length: 3:15  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Liturgical Latin  Language: Latin  Seasonal/Liturgical Uses: Memorial Services, Blessed Virgin Mary, Wedding, Assumption  Descriptive Terms: Prayer, Virgin Mary, Consolation, Hope, Peace  First Performance: December 21, 2008 : “antari” Ensemble, Sue T. Klausmeyer, Chapel Hill, Hill Hall, NC Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 74/1547~2021-Q2)
In paceVoicing: SSATB  Solo(s): Soprano, Tenor  Accompaniment: Unaccompanied  Performance Length: 6:30  Alternative Notation: Improvisatory elements  Text Source: Psalm 4, Psalm 132  Language: Latin  Seasonal/Liturgical Uses: Lent, Memorial Services, Compline  Descriptive Terms: Peace, Rest, Spirituality  First Performance: Jan 31, 2015: Coro da Camera di Torino, Dario Tabbia, Chiesa di San Biagio, Monza, Italy Text Setting Source for Scores (P:E 74/298~2015-Q3)
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