Giuseppe Calvino

Giuseppe Calvino, born in Rovereto (Trento) in 1976, completed performance degrees in saxophone (2000) and percussion (2002) from the Conservatory of Music “F. A. Bonporti” in Trento. Subsequently, he continued his performance studies with French saxophone players Jean-Marie Londeix and Claude Delangle. In 2010, he graduated with a degree in Wind Band Instrumentation under the guidance of Daniele Carnevali. Currently, he is attending the Biennial Experimental course in composition and he is completing his doctorate in New Technology and Multimedia. Calvino is a member of the Representative Wind Band of the Wind Band Federation of the Trent Province and has performed with various renowned groups, such as the National Italian Army Wind Band (Rome), the Orchestre d’Harmonie des Jeunes de l’Union Europeenne, and the Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trent. Since September 2004, he has collaborated as instructor for saxophone, percussion, and musical education at the Civic School of Music S.I.M. of Borgo, Levico and Caldonazzo (Trento). He attended various masterclasses in composition, analysis, repertoire, instrumentation, and conducting led, among others, by Daniele Carnevali, Jan Cober, Fulvio Creux, Felix Hauswirth and Hardy Mertens. On these occasions, he also conducted prestigious ensembles, such as the National Italian Army Wind Band, the Rundfunk-Blasorchester in Lipsia (Germany) and the Youth Orchestra of the Americas. In 2006, he graduated with the Triennial Degree in Wind Band Conducting from the Superior European Institute for Wind Band (I.S.E.B.) in Trent under the guidance of Jan Cober (The Netherlands), and, in 2008, he also obtained the Biennial Superior Degree. In 2006, he was the conductor of the Representative Youth Band of the Wind Band Federation of the Trent Province. In May 2012, he performed two concerts with the prestigious Stanford University Wind Ensemble (California), conducted by Giancarlo Aquilanti, and featuring his composition African Ritual. In March 2014, he conducted the Representative Wind Band of the Wind Band Federation of the Trent Province on the occasion of the world premiere of his symphony dedicated to the “Muse” of Trent. The work was performed in the museum with the performers placed on different levels of the building. Since Jauary 2003, he has conducted the Civic Wind Band of Levico Terme (Trento), with which in 2004 he participated in the 7th International Wind Band Competition in Dunabogdány (Hungary), obtaining the highest score in its category with honorable mention.
In 2018 he obtained the 2nd Prize (1st not awarded) - Section A (Grade 1) at the 7th International Competition of Original Compositions for Youth Band “André Waignein - Città di Sinnai”, with the work “Of Tales and Love” and, in July 2019, the Third Prize at the II WASBE (World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles) Composition Contest with the song “DNA”.