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ABOUT OUR GUEST
Ivo Antognini, composer with Swiss and Italian dual citizenship, writes music for choirs of all levels and has a distinctive personal style. His choral works have won many awards in national and international choral composition events (he is a fresh winner of the Raymond W. Brock Memorial Commission 2020) and have been performed in more than 56 countries. He regularly serves as a jury member in national and international choral and composition competitions and has been presenting his music in Switzerland, Italy, Hungary, Slovenia, Greece, United States and Japan.
A concert dedicated completely to his choral music took place in March 2016 at the Lincoln Center, NY. His first major, extended work, ”A Prayer for Mother Earth”, for mixed choir, children’s choir, orchestra, soprano soloist and piano, was premiered at the Carnegie Hall in New York in May 2016. Recent recordings with Antognini’s music include “Canticum Novum”, a portrait CD featuring the Salt Lake Vocal Artists, “Invisible Stars” and “Perpetual Twilight” (SIGNUM RECORDS), with UCD Choral Scholars, “Sacred Songs of Life & Love” (PENTATONE) with South Dakota Chorale and “To Bethlehem” (RESONUS) with Kantorei of Kansas City. His choral pieces are published by Alliance Music Pub., Walton Music, Hal Leonard, Edition Peters, ECS Publishing, G. Schirmer, Colla Voce, Boosey & Hawkes, Carus-Verlag and others.
Ivo Antognini teaches ear training and piano at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano (Switzerland). He lives in the small village of Aranno with his wife Patrizia and his two children, Eleonora and Milo.
For more information please visit www.ivoantognini.com