PIETRO FERRARIO (Italia)
Pietro Ferrario has obtained diplomas in piano, composition, organ, and choir conducting at the conservatories of Brescia, Milano and Alessandria. He improved himself in composition with Azio Corghi in Parma and Siena (diploma with merit in 2000 at the Chigiana Academy), film music with Ennio Morricone in 1992 (Siena – Chigiana Academy), organ with Lionel Rogg, Giancarlo Parodi and others. He has concert activity as a pianist, organist, and choir conductor. He is an appreciated composer of various works for piano, organ, choir, orchestra, choir and orchestra, which have been performed and recorded in Italy and abroad by important symphonic orchestras and choirs. He has been invited as a member of the jury at the International Choral Competition “Seghizzi” in Gorizia in 2005, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, and also as the chairman of the jury of the associated “Seghizzi” Choral Composition Trophy. He has been the conductor of Dalakopen Choir for 17 years, currently he is the conductor of Ensemble vocale Calycanthus, first prize winner in two of the most important Italian choral competitions (Arezzo and Gorizia).