«One of the most interesting composers in the contemporary scene» (Panorama), Giovanni Albini (born in Pavia, Italy, 1982) has been praised for his scores based on his own theoretical research on the relationships between mathematical music theory and composition, and for his soundtracks and sound designs, which have been acclaimed for their refined mix of tradition and innovation.

He has written several concert music scores as well as several tracks for video art, exhibitions, multimedia, commercials, trailers, videogames and television. His tracks have been commissioned and used by international brands such as Giorgio Armani, Alfa Romeo, Diesel, BMW and Touring Club. In addition his scores have won several composition prizes and have been performed by international soloists, ensembles, and orchestras around the world (Europe, USA, Canada and Japan); among them: the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra (conducted by Robertas Servenikas), the Tito Schipa Orchestra of Lecce (conducted by Salvatore Accardo and Massimo Quarta), La Verdi of Milan (conducted by Matthieu Mantanus) the Orquestra Cląsica do Centro di Coimbra, the string quartet of the BBC SSO, the Algoritmo Ensemble (conducted by Marco Angius), Le Cameriste Ambrosiane, Giorgio Mirto, Quartetto Indaco, 15.19 Ensemble, Flavio Virzģ, Duo Bonfanti and Avi Avital. His rich catalogue includes noteworthy compositions such as his "Missa Prima" (2012, for mixed choir, commissioned for the re-opening of the Cathedral of Pavia), "Una teoria della prossimitą" (2006, for string orchestra), eight string quartets, an extensive list of compositions for guitar, both as a solo instrument and in many chamber and orchestral contexts, and his "Corali", a collection of compositions for various instrumentations which explores a unique mathematical form of harmonic cycles developed by the composer. Tow monographic CDs compiling his most significant chamber, orchestral and sacred scores, "Musica Ciclica" and "Musica Sacra" has been published by Brilliant Classics  and distributed worldwide (in the USA by Naxos America). His theoretical research focuses on mathematical music theory and its application to composition. He has given several lectures on this topic at prestigious Universities and Conservatories including Yale University (MCM2009), Lithuanian Union of Composers, Universitą degli Studi di Milano, Universitą IULM and Universitą di Pavia. He was formerly full professor of Composition, Harmony and Counterpoint at the Conservatory "C. Monteverdi" of Bolzano, of Mathematical Music Theory, Music Theory and Harmony in Pavia at the "F. Vittadini" Higher Institute of Music Studies, of Music Theory at the Conservatory "G. Verdi" of Ravenna, and at the "O. Vecchi - A. Tonelli" Higher Institute of Music Studies of Modena where he has also been head of the Music Theory Department. He now teaches Music Theory and Music Programming for Composers at the Conservatory "J. Tomadini" of Udine. He is the founding Artistic Director of the highSCORE New Music Center and of the highSCORE Festival. He wrote about classical and contemporary music in the "Intelligence and Lifestyle" section of the Italian magazine "Il Sole 24 Ore", the leading italian financial newspaper, and he runs "Perle di Vetro", a contemporary music column for "Il Corriere Musicale". He runs a blog, "Musica, Onde, Sci-Fi e Dintorni", and he is the developer of Pocket Maestro (pM), a series of software suites of music education tools, tools for musicians and algorithmic music / sound art apps for the mobile market. He studied Composition at the Conservatory of Lugano and at the "G. Verdi" Conservatory of Milan, achieving a maximum marks 'Diploma di I livello' and a cum laude 'Diploma di II livello'. He subsequently received a 'Diploma di Alto Perfezionamento' in Composition at the prestigious Accademia Nazionale di "Santa Cecilia" in Rome and he also received a BS and a MS in Mathematics and a 'Diploma' in Classical Guitar. EMAIL: giovanni (at) albini.biz
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