composer, conductor, producer, educator
At a very young age he started writing compositions that were performed at major avant-guard
and experimental music festivals. He studied piano with Marco Fumo, and graduated in
composition and orchestra conducting at the conservatories of Pescara and L’Aquila,
attending courses by Mario Gusella and Donato Renzetti. He achieved the Master in Arranging
and Orchestration at Berklee Music of Boston (courses with Jerry Gates, Dan Moretti, Ben
Newhouse and others). In 1996 he attended a post-graduate course on entertainment
management at the Bocconi University in Milan.
For some years he stopped composing, then devote himself to a language more open to
acustic jazz influence and mediterranean music. His music has been performed at festivals
Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, Teatro Stabile in Turin, Teatro Lirico in Parma, Autunno Musicale
in Como, Teatro stabile in Parma, Istituzione Sinfonica Abruzzese, Societa’ dei Concerti of L’
Aquila, Spoltore Ensemble, Societa’ del Teatro e della Musica and “Jazz in fall” of Pescara, in
addition to prestigious Shows in Hamburg, Frankfurt, Paris, Berlin, Milan, Trieste, Bologna,
Madrid, Ravenna, Bari, Rovigo, Bolzano, Sant’Arcangelo di Romagna, La Spezia, etc.,
broadcasted by Rai, Radio France, Osterreicher Runfunk, Radio 2 de Radio Nacional Espana,
Sveriges Riksradio and published by Rai Trade, Edipan, BMG-Ricordi.
He composed the music for the dance performance “Cleopatra”, performed at the Teatro
Nazionale as part of the 2008 season of the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, and "Water",
performed at Vignale Danza Festival 2010. He wrote the music for theatre performance with
David Riondino ( Nuove Milonghe 1996; Satire e Milonghe, 2007), Pamela Villoresi ( Le
isole dell’anima, 2001), Claudio Di Scanno ( Uragani, Concert/azione ), and the original
soundtrack for the movie “ La figlia di Iorio” ( 2004), directed by Mario Di Iorio.
His compositions are among others recorded on the CDs "Notturno mediterraneo" (Egea,
featuring Gil Goldstein, Pietro Tonolo, Gabriele MIrabassi, Marco Zurzolo), “ Gli anni del
buio”, “The lodger” (EcamLab), “Uragani, Concert/azione” ( Il Manifesto), “ Dove volano gli
(Wide-Sound, feat. Bob Mintzer, Fabrizio Bosso, Diana Torto) , "Il Caffè dalle Americhe"
(Wide-Sound, feat. Javier Girotto, Michele Rabbia).
He conducted music by Rota, Piazzolla, Part in a CD by the Adriatico Ensemble (label Sculture
d’aria) and the first World performance of Variations for Electric Bass and Strings, with John
He is the artistic director at EcamLab for which he produced over 30 compact discs as part of
the development of new music languages. Since 2001 he has been Artistic director for Festival
Spoltore Ensemble, and since 2004 artistic director of Teatro Massimo and Teatro Circus.
He is a professor at the City Music Conservatory “Luisa D’Annunzio” in Pescara (where he is
also the Chair of Popular Music Department) and teaches Contemporary writing and
production, Contemporary arranging and Music Theory.
IL CAFFE' DALLE AMERICHE
ANGELO VALORI, director
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