Antonio Cericola

He began his musical studies in parallel with the classical ones, obtaining at the Conservatory of S. Cecilia, the International Academy of Arts in Rome and the Scuola Superiore dell’A.M.P. piano diplomas, piano teaching, composition, musical analysis, choir direction, orchestra conducting.

He studied psychology applied to music with F. Trippetti; analysis with M. Della Chiesa; counterpoint and composition with M. Corona (pupil of Karajan) and G. Manzoni; composition for film music with S. Miceli, E. Morricone and L. Bacalov earning the diploma of merit; choir conducting with F. Angius (Rai) and R. Gabbiani (Scala of Milan); conducting with D. Renzetti.

He has collaborated with prestigious institutions and some of the best artists on the international scene: P. Bellugi, F. Mannino, D. Renzetti, G. Gelmetti, Larry Willis, R. North, E. Beruschi, M. Fabrizio, C. Baglioni, P. Morgia, L. Tommasini, B. Tosi, C. Gasdia, Alexian, the Chigiana Academy of Siena, Classica Oggi, the Italian Society of Music and Theater, the Italian Wind Instruments, the Italian International Orchestra , The International Festival of Athens …

Invited as a composer to the Majella Prize 1996 under the high patronage of the Presidency of the Republic, he recorded some of his works on a CD sponsored by the Ministry of Cultural and Environmental Heritage. He is the author of chamber music, choral, symphonic and operatic. His compositions of sacred music were performed in the Vatican on the occasion of the celebration of S.S. John Paul II for the Beatification of Mother Eugenia Ravasco broadcast worldwide.

The biography, the production catalog, the analysis of the compositions and the engraving of one of his works have been included in the Encyclopedia of 20th Century Italian Composers. His compositions are recorded in the database of Italian composers and published by Suvini Zerboni, Pagano, Vecchio Mulino. Essays, reviews and information on his artistic activity appear in national and foreign magazines (L’Opera, Amadeus, Il Giornale della Musica, Il Corriere del Teatro, Music and school, Musical Perspectives, La Cartellina, Choraliter, Europa Cantat …)

He was appointed by Feniarco as the representative of Italy to the European Parliament of Music (Brixen 1998) and president of the commission for art and culture.

Former director of the Polyphonic Choir Iuvenes Cantores and of the Chorus of the Teatro Marrucino of Chieti, he is director of the Symphonic Orchestra Europeadell ‘Academy of Arts.

Representative of Italy for art and culture on the occasion of the 2004 Olympics in Greece, he inaugurated the lyric program of the International Festival of Athens with his Opera The Adventures of Pinocchio alongside the Berliner Philharmoniker, Luciano Pavarotti, of the Philharmonic of Vienna, from the London Symphony …

His last ballet Mamma says was played in Spain at the Escenamobile International Dance Festival in Seville by the dancer Simona Atzori and replicated on the Mediaset networks. He was invited as a composer in the Italian / Abruzzo Pavilion of the 54th International Art Biennale of Venice – curated by Vittorio Sgarbi to inspire the happening of the work, art is our thing (mine) by Anna Seccia.

His musical Alice in Wonderland was featured in the Music Gate project promoted by the Department of Youth of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers.

He is the author of the soundtrack of the documentary DVD A story without end? AquilAbruzzo TendAtelier relating to the original pictorial aesthetic experience practiced by Abruzzese artists and by the earthquake victims of L’Aquila, with the testimonies of the President of the Republic Giorgio Napolitano.

On the occasion of the International Book Fair 1011 and 2012 in Turin he was honored with a concert with his compositions and was invited to hold an international conference on music and metaphysics.

His Christmas Oratory was scheduled in Milan at the Basilica of S. Maria delle Grazie, known for the presence of the fresco of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper. His music was performed in sacred concerts with children’s voices at the Rome Opera House.

On the occasion of the Syrano Project – High Orchestral Training – sponsored and promoted by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, the Maestro was invited as director of the Youth Symphony Orchestra to inaugurate the project with internationally renowned pianist Anna Kravtchenko.

He recently directed the European Orchestra for Peace in the elegant and prestigious auditorium of the Aula Magna of the La Sapienza University of Rome with Santino Spinelli’s Alexian Group: international press. The concert was held during the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome that started the European Union.

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