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Antonio Magarelli



Antonio Magarelli was born in Molfetta (Ba). He is graduated in Piano, Music Pedagogy, Choral Music and Choir direction, Band Instrumentation, and Orchestral Conducting from Bari and Monopoli Conservatories of Music. He continued his studies of conducting technique and interpretation of choral and orchestral repertoire with Peter Neumann, Gary Graden, Nicole Corti, Javier Busto, Bo Holten and Dominique Rouits. He attended the International Academy for choral Conductors and Singers in Fano and the Choral conducting seminar at Monopoli Conservatoire, with Filippo Maria Bressan. He studied singing techniques with Claudio Cavina and Steve Woodbury. He specialized in the interpretation and practice of the Renaissance and Baroque repertoire with Giovanni Acciai, Ottavio Dantone, and Filippo Maria Bressan. He attended an annual course of Semiography and Musical Palaeography and a Laboratory of Renaissance and Baroque music with Giovanni Acciai at “S. Cecilia” Institute in Brescia. He directed the world premiere of two new works by composers from Puglia: the Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi Secundum Joannem (1816), a sacred oratory for soloists, choir and orchestra by Vito Antonio Raffaele Cozzoli (1777-1817), and the Inno al Sole, by Giuseppe Millico (1737- 1802), a cantata for two sopranos and orchestra with period instruments. Recently he has directed works from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries: the Te Deum H. 146 in D major, the Messe de Minuit H. 9 and the Magnificat for 3 voices and continuo by M. A. Charpentier; the Stabat Mater by G. B. Pergolesi; the Gloria RV 589 by A. Vivaldi; the Messiah (full version) by G. F. Händel; the Missa Brevis Kv 275 and the Divertimenti per orchestra by W. A. Mozart; The Fairy Queen and King Artur by H. Purcell; the Mass in G minor and the orchestral suites by J. S. Bach; the Concert for piano and orchestra n. 21 in C major by W. A. Mozart; the Symphonies for orchestra n. 1, n. 7 and the Coriolano ouverture by L. van Beethoven; the Te Deum by N. Jommelli; the Concerti Grossi by A. Corelli; Gli stravaganti, an intermezzo by N. Piccinni; the Mass No. 2 in G Major, D. 167 by F. Schubert. He recorded with DIGRESSIONE MUSIC label the Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi Secundum Joannem (1816), sacred oratorio for soloists, choir and orchestra by Vito Antonio Raffaele Cozzoli and Officia in feria V et VI maioris hebdomadae by Antonio Pansini (1703- 1791). He has been guest, for some editions of the “Anima Mea” festival in Puglia and Hungary, of the “Maldon Festival of Arts” 2015 (UK), of the International Festival of Belfort (FR), of the “Pontifical Committee of Historical Sciences” in Rome. He directed the premiere of the Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi secundum Lucam by Giovanni Maria Trabaci for the Duni Festival. He conducted the Magna Grecia Orchestra with programs dedicated to Schubert, Mozart and Mahler. He participated, as a speaker, at the VI National Convention at the “Research Center of History and Art” in Bitonto (Ba), publishing an essay on the Renaissance composer Agostino Scozzese. He edited the transcription of some works by Francesco Durante, two books of madrigals by Luzzasco Luzzaschi, and some compositions by Isabella Leonarda. He collaborates as a teacher and director of instrumental vocal groups in courses at the summer courses of baroque chamber music with "Amsterdam Academy" in Umbria, with which he has performed in numerous concerts. He coordinates the activities of ensemble music for ancient instruments and vocal laboratory. He teaches at the Accademia del Belcanto "Rodolfo Celletti" at the Paolo Grassi Fondazione in Martina Franca.He is currently involved in the project of "Gli Stravaganti", a funny interlude in two acts on music by N. Piccinni with the critical edition of Francesco Zimei. He is director of the “Cappella Musicale Corradiana”, choir and orchestra.

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