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 angeli”
(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 Patitucci.
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