Angelo Sormani

Italian composer and conductor, he graduated in trumpet, in composition of electronic music, in experimental composition, in choral singing and choir and band instrumentation at the Conservatorio "G.Verdi" in Milan where he later got his degree with honors Level II in direction, composition and band instrumentation. He attended specialization courses in analysis, composition and band instrumentation at the European Superior Band Institute of Trento. Parallel to his musical studies he graduated in "Computer Science" at the University of Milan. He teaches Laboratory of Technology and Physics at the IPSIA in Como, Theory and Harmony of Music in the Philharmonic Civic School of Lugano and he is a teacher of Band Direction and Instrumentation for the European Academy of Music in Erba. He is also the conductor of many bands: A. Manzoni “Civic Band” of Lecco, " Città di Mariano Comense " and " Santa Cecilia "of Costa Masnaga. He is the founder and artistic director of Insubria Wind Orchestra. He collaborates to the International Italy-USA Music-Project, which involves Italian Conservatories and American Universities. He works as an arranger, conductor and composer for the "Horns of La Scala" in Milan, with whom he has made prestigious concerts in theaters and during Italian festivals (including the Teatro Regio in Parma, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Festival "Sounds of the Dolomites"). He obtained significant awards in international composition competitions: "L. Russolo "in Varese," City of Pavia ","V. Bucchi" in Rome;  Corciano Composition Competition for Original Band  (awarded in three editions)," Peter Pernice "of Syracuse (awarded in two editions)," Pellegrino Caso "of Vietri sul mare, “ La prime Lus” in Bertiolo, Anbima of Udine, “Romualdo Marenco in Novi Ligure (awarded in two editions), Sinnai and Mugnano. He receives commissions for original compositions (among which there are the International Festival of Military Bands of Modena and the Municipal Musique Strasbourg Illkirch-Graffenstaden) and he is invited in juries of competitions for composition and execution or as a lecturer in band courses and stages. His compositions are recorded on CDs by important Italian Wind Orchestras.

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