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Antonio Santangelo
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Artist Biography

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  • School / Univ. / Institution: G.B Pergolesi Conservatory of Music, Fermo-Italy
  • Country: Italy

Antonio started studying music with his father, a percussionist too. He took his first diploma in piano, then in percussion with Stefano Morellina and Giordano Rebecchi.

From his childhood, during his brilliant career, Antonio has appeared as soloist and as member of several Orchestras in the most prestigious theatres.

He has recorded for R.C.A., EDIPAN and NUOVA ERA Publishing House, with illustrious musicians like Rota, Gavazzeni, Chailly, Gelmetti, Woess, Renzetti, Gusella, Samale, Martin, Vernizzi, Zedda, Calvi, Krieger, Caracciolo, Tchakarov, Canfora, Olmi and so on..

During his professional life he has performed works of Rota, Togni, Bussotti, Sciarrino, Clementi, Donatoni, Pennisi, Manzoni, Maderna, Nono.

From 1974 to today he boasts an intensive collaboration as timpanist and percussionist with prestigious Italian Theatres and with RAI Orchestra of Turin and Naples. Moreover he has collaborated with RAI Orchestra of Rome as drum set and percussionist player.

It was very important his collaboration with illustrious artists such as C.Fracci, R.Nurejev, D.Dorow, G.Proietti R.Cucciolla, N.Gazzolo, E.Pieranunzi, and others.

In 1978 he has won the National Competition organized by RAI Auditorium Giovani Interpreti.

As first performance, for RAI UNO channel he has recorded the "Concertino" of T .Mayuzumi (for xylophone and orchestra) as soloist with RAI Orchestra.

He is Organizer and Artistic Director of several Competitions and Festivals about percussion instruments, and he is also organizer of several initiatives that enhance the value of percussion literature for all young students.

He conceptualized and recorded two musical fairy-tale for NUOVA ERA Publishing House: "L'uomo del tamburo" and "Un tamburo un po brillo" of T. Procaccini; the unique Italian music work dedicated to all percussion instruments. He has a passion for literature and research, so he has realized a lot of ensembles for only percussion instrument with his students.

For special credit he has been invited, from the Italian institute of culture and from The University of Music of Tirana, to become a percussion teacher of the first class of Albania.

From 1977 he has taught percussion at the university level and currently teaches at the "G.B Pergolesi" Conservatory of Music in Fermo-Italy.

Antonio is also the President in Italy of the Percussive Arts Society.

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