Siamo lieti di annuciare i vincitori del GIANNI BERGAMO CLASSIC MUSIC AWARD – concorso per composizione 2013:
The Fly by Jorge Gijón Sánchez (Spain)
House Rules by Warren Wai On Lee (Hong Kong)
Menzione della giuria:
Goodnight, Goodnight by Dale Trumbore (USA)
Cantate Domino by Lukasz Urbaniak (Poland)
Gianni Bergamo was born in Milan, Italy in 1941, attended primary school in Italy and Liceo in Switzerland. After a degree in Economy (1964) at the Catholic University of Milan, he dedicated himself to the study of music with Tissoni (harmony and composition), D. Maffeis (organ) and N. Sanzogno (orchestra conducting) at the Conservatory of Bergamo, Italy.
From 1964 to 1994 has been a businessman with his own import-export, real estate and finance companies, though at the same time he has remained close to music and to its world.
In 1990 he created the Cultural Association “Gli Amici Cantori”, first as a chorus alone, then later accompanied by an orchestra. He has given many concerts in Italy with them, preferring the symphonic-sacred repertoire (masses, oratories, passions, etc.).
At present, he lives in Santiago del Chile.
Ivo Antognini nasce a Locarno (Svizzera) nel 1963.
Si diploma in pianoforte nel 1985 a Lucerna sotto la guida di Nora Doallo.
In seguito studia alla Swiss Jazz School di Berna con Joe Haider.
Sin da giovanissimo sente il bisogno di creare la propria musica negli ambiti più disparati.
E’ autore di moltissime colonne sonore di film, documentari e sigle televisive.
Ha pubblicato tre Cd Jazz con proprie composizioni: The dark cloud (1993), Inspiration (1998), Feggari mou (2005).
Nel 2006 l’incontro casuale ma determinante con il Coro Calicantus e il suo direttore, Mario Fontana, lo portano a scoprire le potenzialità della musica corale. Da subito diventa composer-in-residence di questo splendido coro di voci bianche.
Nel 2008 vince due primi premi a due concorsi nazionali (SKJF-09 e Label Suisse 2008).
Nello stesso anno, all’ottavo World Symposium on Choral Music di Copenhagen il Coro Calicantus presenta una serie di sue composizioni che ottengono uno straordinario successo di pubblico e critica. Le opere corali di Ivo Antognini sono state premiate o segnalate a diversi concorsi internazionali, tra cui il 7° Concorso Internazionale di Composizione “Seghizzi” 2009, 2010 e 2012, il 2010 e 2011 Simon Carrington Chamber Singers Composition Competition, il Vanguard Premieres Choral Composition Contest 2010, il 37° Concorso Internazionale di Composizione “Guido d’Arezzo”,il 2011 Choral Arts Ensemble Commissioning Contest, il Contemporary Americana Festival 2012 – Boston e il 2012 Freudig Singers Choral Composition Competition. E’ stato scelto come Featured Composer dalla Schola Cantorum on Hudson per la stagione concertistica 2011-2012. Nel luglio del 2012 è stato invitato dalla ACDA (American Choral Directors Associations) a presentare la sua musica corale nell’ambito dei World Choir Games a Cincinnati, dove ha pure fatto parte della giuria internazionale. A partire dal 2009 la musica corale di Antognini é stata eseguita in tutto il mondo da cori di spicco, tra cui, Trinity College Choir of Cambridge, Trinity Wall Street Choir, Artists’ Vocal Ensemble, Vancouver Chamber Choir, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Cappella Nova, Antioch Chamber Ensemble, St. Lawrence Choir, Kölner Kantorei, Lund University Male Choir, de Angelis Vocal Ensemble, Salt Lake Vocal Artists, Milwaukee Choral Artists, Swiss Youth Choir, Elektra Women’s Choir, Oriana Women’s Choir e molti altri. Dal 1987 è professore di Ascolto e di pianoforte complementare presso il Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana a Lugano.
Le sue opere corali sono pubblicate da Alliance Music Pub., Porfiri & Horváth, de Haske / Hal Leonard, Annie Bank Edition, Ferrimontana e altri.
Nato a Milano nel 1968, si è diplomato in organo, composizione e direzione d’orchestra presso il Conservatorio della sua città. Ha approfondito gli aspetti relativi all’esecuzione della musica antica presso il Corso Superiore sperimentale di Direzione di Coro e i corsi della Scuola Civica di Milano, dove ha affrontato i problemi inerenti la notazione, lo studio delle fonti e la prassi esecutiva della musica dei secoli passati. Svolge un’intensa attività come direttore, organista e continuista in tutta Europa, negli Stati Uniti, in Russia e Giappone. È organista presso la Basilica di San Simpliciano a Milano.
Ha collaborato con artisti quali Emma Kirkby, Michael Chance, Monica Hugget, Paul Agnew, Agnes Mellon, Lorenzo Ghielmi.
Nel 2005 ha fondato il gruppo vocale e strumentale Il canto di Orfeo, con il quale, collaborando allo stesso tempo con alcuni dei migliori specialisti su strumenti originali e facendo costante riferimento alla più aggiornata ricerca musicologica, si dedica ad un cosciente e critico approccio ai capolavori del Barocco musicale europeo. Ha preso parte come direttore ad alcune delle più qualificate rassegne europee di musica antica, e ha pubblicato nel 2003 un CD per la rivista musicale Amadeus dedicato alla figura di Giacomo Carissimi. È inoltre responsabile musicale dell’Associazione Carissimi–Archivio Manusardi di Milano. Con Il canto di Orfeo ha inciso, in collaborazione con il mezzosoprano inglese Catherine King, un CD dedicato alle arie serie di Baldassarre Galuppi apparso nel novembre 2006 per la casa inglese Avie; il disco sta riscuotendo unanimi consensi da parte della critica specializzata (è stato tra l’altro “Editor’s choice” su “Gramophone” nel gennaio 2007). Di prossima uscita un CD dedicato a Oratori di Luigi Rossi e Giacomo Carissimi. Fra i recenti impegni de Il canto di Orfeo, un programma monteverdiano (VIII Libro dei Madrigali) e l’oratorio di Hasse La conversione di Sant’Agostino, entrambi per la rassegna milanese Musica e poesia a san Maurizio (2007).
Agli studi musicali Gianluca Capuano ha affiancato quelli classici; laureato con lode in Filosofia Teoretica presso l’Università Statale di Milano, si dedica alla ricerca, occupandosi in particolare di problemi di estetica musicale. Nel novembre 2002 ha pubblicato presso l’editore Jaca Book il saggio “I segni della voce infinita”, nel quale viene indagato, da un punto di vista filosofico, il rapporto tra musica e scrittura.
Collabora con “Goldberg” e altre riviste internazionali.
Enrico Miaroma was born in 1962 and graduated in Piano with full marks and honours, in Choral Music and Choral Conducting, in Music Didactics with full marks and in Music Composition.
He has won several prizes at national and international competitions, both as pianist, composer and choir conductor.
He is active as a pianist and as a choral director he has held more than 600 concerts in Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Taiwan Republic of China.
Several of his compositions for children’s choir, for male, female and mixed choirs are published by Sulasol (Helsinki), Edizioni Carrara (Bergamo), A Coeur Joie (Lyon), Pro Musica Studium (Roma), Edizioni Federazione Cori del Trentino (Trento), Edizioni Musicali Europee (Milano), Choraliter (Feniarco), Tourdion (Aosta).
He is the Artistic Director of the national and international choral competition for children’s choirs “Il Garda in Coro” in Malcesine (Verona).
He was Board Advisor of IFCM 2009-2011 and belongs to the Artistic Committee of ASAC (Veneto Choirs Association). Formerly professor in Choral Conducting at the Conservatories of Pescara and Adria, at present he is professor at the Conservatory of Trento.
He is member of the Artistic Committee of the Choral Trentino Federation.
Born in Milan, Italy in 1945, he graduated with a diploma in Piano e Composition and also a degree in Letters. For many years he taught composition at the Conservatorio di Musica “G. Verdi” in Milan and was its director from 2007 to 2010.
Besides composing, he is also active as musicologist. In particular, he has thoroughly investigated counterpoint techniques in the Renaissance and Baroque periods, writing two treatises (La tecnica del contrappunto vocale nel Cinquecento, written in collaboration with R. Dionisi, and La tecnica del contrappunto strumentale nell’epoca di Bach) which are considered to be among the most important of the past decades.
In addition to his original compositions, he has made many arrangements of folk melodies for choir particularly written for the Coro della SAT of Trento and for other similar performing groups.
He is president of the Artistic Commission of the USCI ((Unione società corali italiane – Union of Italian Choral Societies) of the Lombard region of Italy.
The winners 2013
for the piece The Fly
Jorge Gijón Sánchez was born in Granada (Spain) in 1982. In 2005 he obtained a degree in composition in Granada at the Conservatorio Superior Victoria Eugenia, under the guidance of Francisco González Pastor. In 2003 he graduated in Educational Science with a specialisation in music. He later earned a degree in History and science of music at the University of Granada.
He has taught composition since 2006: at present at the Maria de Molina Professional music conservatory in Úbeda (Jaén, Spain). This was confirmed in July 2010, by winning a public competition.
He currently studies conducting with Octav Caleya and Nicolás Pasquet, cello with Jose Antonio Salazar, and piano with José Luis Hidalgo.
Among his compositions are a Concerto for violin and orchestra “Don Juan-‐Mefistófeles” (2004), “Tempus fugit” (2006) for large orchestra and “Las Trompetas de Jericó” for brass instruments (2010). He has also elaborated works for chamber music, electroacoustic music, and made diverse arrangements.
He plays piano, cello and accordion in jazz and Latin music groups and similar Spanish stiles.
for the piece House Rules
Graduated from the Royal Academy of Music and Yale School of Music with the highest of honors, Warren was the first-prize winner of the 1995 Stravinsky Awards International Piano Competition and the “Grand Prix Ivo Pogorelich”. Hailed by The Straits Times as a musician with “superb pianism… a wonderful sense of colour and impeccably controlled articulation”, Warren’s artistry has brought him to four continents, gracing stages of all sizes and forms, from the National Center for Performing Arts in Beijing to Kettering in Tasmania, and from New York to Colombo, Sri Lanka. 16
In 2009, he was named a “Steinway Artist”, joining a distinguished roster of concert pianists in the world; and in 2012, received the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award in Hong Kong in recognition of his outstanding achievement in the performing arts and exemplary contribution to the community.
An avid composer and arranger of different genres, Warren’s choral compositions have been gaining recognition internationally, some of which published by Porfiri and Horváth (Germany) and Pavane Publishing (USA).
Warren devotes much of his time off the stage advancing various education initiatives. He is currently the Music Director of St. Paul’s Co-educational College and Primary School in Hong Kong, and is co-currently a guest professor at the Central Conservatory of Music, an adjunct faculty member of the Hong Kong Baptist University, the Hong Kong Representative of Royal Academy of Music, and a visiting artist in various universities and conservatories worldwide. His solo album, “From Bach To Gershwin”, released in 2008 on Universal Music (Hong Kong), has received critical acclaim for its contribution to music education. His second album, “Ebony and Ivory” for the Naxos label is due for release in December 2013.
for the piece Goodnight, goodnight
He was born in Bydgoszcz, on the 16th of January 1980, a composer, a music theorist, a pianist and a teacher. In 2003 he graduated from Secondary Music School in Bydgoszcz, where he mastered his skills in Rafał Krokowski’s piano class. From 2003 to 2009 he studied composition in Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz with Professor Marek Jasiński. He has also a master degree in Theory of Music. Both of the departments he finished with honours.
He is a graduate of law at the Departament of Law and Administration at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. He founded the Composition Competition for students from secondary music schools in memory of Professor Marian Gordiejuk, and a student artistic and scientific club at the Department of Composition, Theory of Music and Sound at the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz. There he co-organised and took part in composers’ concerts and interdisciplinary scientific meetings (Con-Front-Akcje- concerts together with debates organized in the City Gallery of Bydgoszcz, 2006-2008). In 2008 he got the President’s of Bydgoszcz Scholarship for his artistic and management activity. In 2011 he created his own private music studio, in which he works as a teacher and manager. Łukasz Urbaniak in his artistic interests is concerned with sacrum which originates directly from the Judaic and Christian traditions.
He was awarded several prizes, i.e. I Prize in 1st National Choral Composers Competition For Passion Work, in Bydgoszcz, for De profundis for mixed choir a cappella, 2004; II Prize (I prize was not awarded) in the 15Th Adam Didur Open Composers Competition in Sanok for Three Songs for soprano and piano, with the lyrics of Kazimierz Przerwa-Tetmajer, 2007; II Prize in the 17
3rd National Choral Composers Competition for Passion Work in Bydgoszcz for Crucifixus for mixed choir a cappella, 2008; two main awards in National Composers Compositions For Choral Song A Cappella in Legnica for Gloria for female choir and Te Deum Laudamus for mixed choir, 2008; II Prize in the 5th International Composers Competition “Musica Sacra” in Częstochowa for Exaltabo te Domine for mixed choir a cappella, 2009; II Prize in the Composers Competition “Fides et Ratio” for his Laudate Dominum, for mixed choir a cappella, 2009; II Prize in the 7th International Composers Competition for Psalmus V, for mixed choir a cappella, 2011; I Prize in 2nd National Composers Competition For Liturgical Choral Work for In te Domine speravi, for mixed choir a cappella, 2011.
Łukasz Urbaniak’s compositions were performed in Poland and abroad, and recorded.
for the piece Cantate Domino
Hailed by the New York Times for her “soaring melodies and beguiling harmonies”, composer Dale Trumbore’s compositions have been performed widely in the United States and internationally by ensembles including the Kronos Quartet, ACME, and the USC Thornton Symphony.
Trumbore has received awards for her compositions from Chanticleer, Center City Opera Theater, the Harmonium Choral Society, Lyrica Chamber Music, the Society for Universal Sacred Music, and VocalEssence. She has received commissions from organizations including the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), the Esoterics, the Millburn High School Symphony Orchestra & Miller Chorus, Six Degree Singers and WomenSing. Trumbore has also been awarded a Copland House Residency Award, the Artist in Residence Grant at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, and the American Composers Forum Subito grant. Trumbore’s dual interest in language and music leads her to collaborate frequently with contemporary poets, and Trumbore’s works for voice have been recorded by the New York Virtuoso Singers (Toward Lasting Peace), Six Degree Singers (Six Degrees of Composers), and soprano Gillian Hollis (Snow White Turns Sixty). Trumbore’s choral work The Whole Sea In Motion is published by G. Schirmer’s Dale Warland Choral Series.
A New Jersey native and current resident of Los Angeles, Trumbore holds a Master of Music degree in Composition from the University of Southern California, where she studied with Donald Crockett and Morten Lauridsen, and a dual degree in Music Composition (B.M.) and English (B.A.) from the University of Maryland.
Trumbore’s music can be found at www.daletrumbore.com