Antonio Cericola began his musical studies in parallel with the classical ones, obtaining at the Conservatorio di 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 conducting, orchestra conducting.
He studies psychology applied to music with F. Trippetti; analysis with M. Della Chiesa; counterpoint and composition with M. Corona (student of Karajan) and G. Manzoni; composition for film music with S. Miceli, E. Morricone and L. Bacalov achieving the diploma of merit; choral conducting with F. Angius (Rai) and R. Gabbiani (Scala di Milano); 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, Classical Today, the Italian Society of Music and Theater, the Italian Wind, the International Orchestra of Italy , The Athens International Festival …
Invited as a composer to the Majella Prize 1996 under the patronage of the Presidency of the Republic, he has recorded some of his works in a CD sponsored by the Ministry for 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 transmitted worldwide.
The biography, the catalog of the production, the analysis of the compositions and the recording of one of his works, have been included in the Encyclopedia of Italian Composers of the twentieth century. His compositions are recorded in the database of Italian composers and edited 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 …)
It was designated by Feniarco as the representative of Italy at 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 Symphony Orchestra Europeadell ‘Academy of Arts.
Representative of Italy for art and culture at the 2004 Olympics in Greece, has inaugurated the lyrical program of the Athens International Festival with his work The Adventures of Pinocchio alongside the Berliner Philharmoniker, Luciano Pavarotti, the Filarmonica of Vienna, of the London Symphony …
His latest ballet Mamma says was performed in Spain at the International Dance Festival Escenamobile in Seville by dancer Simona Atzori and replicated on the Mediaset networks. He was invited as a composer in the Italian / Abruzzo Pavilion of the 54th Venice International Art Biennale – curated by Vittorio Sgarbi to inspire the happening of the work, art is something (mine) of Anna Seccia.
His musical Alice in Wonderland was performed as part of 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 DVD documentary A story without end? AquilAbruzzo TendAtelier related to the original pictorial aesthetic experience practiced by artists from Abruzzo and from 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 Oratorio was scheduled in Milan at the Basilica of S. Maria delle Grazie, known for the presence of the fresco of the Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci. His music was performed in sacred concerts with white voices at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma.
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.
Recently he directed the European Peace Orchestra in the elegant and prestigious hall of the Aula Magna of the La Sapienza University of Rome with the Alexian Group of Santino Spinelli: international press. The concert was held as part of the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome that started the European Union.
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