I was born in 1955 and graduated in engineering at the University of Padua with a thesis on electronic music.
In the 1980s, I collaborated with the Center for Computer Sonology at the University of Padua in the development of programs for electronic music production.
Between the 1980s and 1990s, I worked with various private companies in the study, design, and development of electronic components and programs for the production and reproduction of digital sound.
Between the 1990s and 2000, I developed a speech synthesis program for PC and telephony for Audiologic in Padua to assist the blind and visually impaired.
Since high school, I have studied classical guitar, piano, jazz harmony, composition, choral singing, choir direction, and have participated in seminars and courses, and have taken some exams at the conservatory.
I taught electronic and computer subjects at technical institutes from 1985 to 2020, at the Antonio Meucci Higher Education Institute in Cittadella (PD). Despite difficulties and lack of resources, I founded the school choir in 2012, which I directed with satisfaction for both myself and the students. With the choir, we participated every year in the Meeting for School Choirs of Bassano del Grappa organized by ASAC-Veneto and twice at the Spring Festival of Montecatini Terme organized by Feniarco. Unfortunately, this experience was abruptly interrupted due to the Covid emergency.
I also conduct the Misani Vocal Group, an amateur choir in Camisano Vicentino, and sing in the Mantegna Consort, a vocal group in Piazzola sul Brenta (PD) directed by Maestro Alex Betto.
In my free time, aside from composing and choral singing, I paint pictures and go cycling.
My musical production includes solo instrumental works or for small ensembles, vocal compositions, music and songs for theatrical performances, arrangements, and orchestrations. I have collaborated with some choirs with harmonizations and elaborations of folk songs and original pieces. Since 2012, I have collaborated with author Elisa Gastaldon in composing songs for choir, children's voices, and young children.
Two mentions at the choral composition competition on texts in the Friulian language "Falivis": "Li Colombis," for mixed choir, text by Pier Paolo Pasolini, "Dismote," for women's choir, text by Paola Baldissera
Mention at the 2nd composition competition of Vittorio Veneto on songs of the Great War: "Fotografia del ricordo," for mixed choir, based on the song "Monte Cauriol"
Mention at the 1st national choral arrangement competition "Pontus" - Melodies from the world: "Leron Leron sinta," for mixed choir, based on a Filipino folk song
Unique composition award for a mimetic scene at the International Composition Competition "Suoni di Fiaba" in Vittorio Veneto: "Ranginui e Papatuanuku," the myth of the creation of the world in 5 scenes, for children's choir and instruments
Finalist in the Monteverdi Choir Composition Competition of Cles: "Vergine Madre," for mixed choir, based on Canto XXXIII of Dante's Paradiso
Second prize at the National Composition Competition EdizioniCorali.it, in the mixed choir category: "Cantico delle Creature," for mixed choir, based on Saint Francesco' prayer
Mention at the 1st ARCOVA Composition Competition for children's voices (Regional Association of Valle d'Aosta Choirs): "Lou Bèrdjirèt" (the shepherd boy), for children's voices and piano
Mention at the VI National Choral Composition Competition "Nella Città dei Gremi" - Sassari: "La ciclista," for mixed choir and piano, text by Tommaso Cannizzaro
Second prize at the National Composition Competition EdizioniCorali.it, in the children's choir category: "Venne alla luce," for children's voices and piano, text by Elisa Gastaldon
Award for best song at the Bimbofestival in Milan: "Supermamma," text by Elisa Gastaldon
Mention of merit at the "Una Canzone per l'Adunata" competition for the Adunata degli Alpini of Treviso: "Schiera di penne" for male choir, text by Renato Costa
Mention at the Composition Competition for children's voices of AERCO (Emilia Romagna Choir Association): "Aria," for children's voices and piano, text by Elisa Gastaldon
Two second prizes at the ARCOVA Composition Competition for children's voices (Regional Association of Valle d'Aosta Choirs). Primary school section: "Sono un albero speciale," for children's voices, trumpet, and piano, text by Elisa Gastaldon. Secondary school section: "Il sorriso della luna," for children's voices and piano, text by Elisa Gastaldon
First prize at the Composition Competition of the Komos Choir of Bologna: "Uomini in volo," for male choir, text by Elisa Gastaldon. Jury member for the 2018 edition
Award for the best original composition at the "Leone Sinigaglia" Composition Competition organized by ACP (Associazione Cori Piemontesi): "O Madre", for mixed choir, lyrics by Elisa Gastaldon
Publication of the songs "Acqua", "Al fuoco, al fuoco" and "Bussola" in the volumes of songs for treble voices "GiroGiroCanto6" and GiroGiroCanto7" edited by FENIARCO (Federazione Nazionale Italiana Associazioni Regionali Corali)
Second prize in the ARCOVA Composition Competition for treble voices: section for primary schools: "Clessidra", for treble voices and piano, lyrics by Elisa Gastaldon; honorable mention, section for middle schools: "Onde di musica", for treble voices and harp (or piano), lyrics by Elisa Gastaldon
Certificate of merit at the Vincenzo Amato Composition Competition organized by Inchorus Federation (province of Palermo): "Tu amico mio", for mixed choir, lyrics by Flavio Fabris
Second prize (first not awarded) at the 46th International Choral Composition Competition "Guido d'Arezzo": "Vocalis nimphe", for mixed choir, based on Ovid's text
Absolute first prize at the International Choral Composition Competition "Andrea Mascagni" in Bolzano: "Il pesciolino felice" for female choir and piano, lyrics by Lorenzo Mantovani
First prize at the International Choral Composition Competition "Andrea Mascagni" in Bolzano: "Montagna di vita" for male choir, lyrics by Elisa Gastaldon
Commissioned to write three songs for the "Poesia in Canto" event organized by the municipality of Marostica: "Tieni il tempo", "Babbo Natale", "La Befana".
Winner of the second "Una canzone per l'Adunata" Composition Competition organized by the National Alpine Association, Treviso section: "Ti porterò" for male choir, lyrics by Elisa Gastaldon
Selection of a song in the call for composers "Ed è già primavera" organized by the Regional Association of Puglia Choirs: "Un canto all'improvviso", for mixed choir, lyrics by Elisa Gastaldon
Winner of the Varese Virtual Choir - SoleVoci Festival 2020 Composition Competition, pop category: arrangement for mixed choir of the song "Zang Tumb Tumb" by Elio e le Storie Tese, music by Nicola Campogrande
First prize in the 1st New Music from Livenza Choral Composition Competition 2020, school choir section (primary school): "Strani e strambi" based on lyrics by Elisa Gastaldon
Third prize in the 1st Italian-language Christmas Songs and Texts Composition and Arrangement Competition - Organizzazione Cori Calabria - with the arrangement of the song "Buon Natale a tutto il mondo", lyrics by Riccardo Pazzaglia, music by Domenico Modugno
On the jury for the 5th Composition Competition for White Voice Choirs "Alearda Parisi Pettena" organized by ARCOVA (Regional Choir Association of Valle d'Aosta).
On the jury for the 2nd Composition Competition for White Voice Choirs "Nuove Musiche dalla Livenza".
First prize at the 18th Composition and Arrangement Competition organized by AGC Verona with the piece "A Maria" for mixed a cappella choir, with lyrics by Davide Dalla Valle.
Two pieces were selected for the Bondì cara Venezia competition organized by ASAC Veneto: "Venessia fata de ponti", with lyrics by Elisa Gastaldon, and an arrangement of the folk song "Ritmo dell'àrgano", both for male choir.
Commissioned to compose a piece - "Through my prayers" - for a youth choir for "Canto... la voce", the first volume of the series "Il Coro nella scuola" promoted by ANDCI (Italian National Association of Choir Conductors), published by Sonitus.
Second place tied in the youth choir category with the song "Cuore di fiume" and third place in the school choir category with the song "Livenza" at the 3rd Composition Competition for Children's Choirs "Nuove Musiche dalla Livenza."
Translated by ChatGPT