Vincenzo Simmarano Composer
Vincenzo Simmarano began his educational career graduating with honours in flute from the Conservatorio E.R. Duni in Matera. Following this, he went on to study composition under Maestro Valentino Miserachs and Maestro Azio Corghi at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan, graduating with honours plus excellence.
He won the Città di Pavia prize for his piano composition entitled “The Second Time” in 2000 and then in 2003 won the Corale di Castagneto Carducci Composition competition in the sacred music section "Composizioni sacre". He has also being among the winners of national competitions for ”General musical culture” and “Harmony and counterpoint” for which he has been awarded many other prizes and recognition.
Among his most recent publications are the following very different works: “Forteforte”, a work composed of 3 suites for pianoforte published by Edizioni Musicali Sinfonica Jazz, “Neon” a composition for guitar and “Istantanee” forming part of the CD “Combinazioni – 21st Century Italian pieces for 4 hand pianoforte” , a collection of piano duets published by Bottega Discantica.
His compositions and arrangements for both choir and orchestra have received a lot of acclaim and often been performed both in Italy and abroad.
For the exhibition “Muse a Milano”, held between March and April 2017 in the Sala delle Cariatidi of the Palazzo Reale in Milan, he wrote "Dna 9 Muse", an aphoristic composition characterised by the simultaneous superimposition of 9 melodies, one for each of the 9 muses.
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