Biography

Salvo Gangi

clarinetist, composer, choral and orchestral conductor

He studied at  “Vincenzo Bellini" Conservatory of Music – Catania, Italy. He specialized at the International School of Musical Specialization (Bobbio -PC) with Hans Deinzer, Fabrizio Meloni and Antony Pay.

He graduated in Theology at “Studio Teologico San Paolo” - Catania, discussing a thesis on sacred music. He studied composition and improvisation techniques with A.Barbarossa, M.Leonardi, electronic music with Piero Cusato and Stanislao Giacomantonio, history of cinema and theater with R.Gasparro. He also studied choral conducting and polyphonic repertoire with the teachers: Bruno Zagni, Walter Marzilli, Elisa Poidomani, Carmelo Crinò, Bruno Tirotta.

He has won many awards in composition competitions such as:

finalist in the 2021 Seghizzi Composition competition next 26 September 2021 in Gorizia – Italy; honorable mention at the International Competition "Puccininsieme al Sommo Poeta", in collaboration with the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, the Region of Tuscany and the Municipality of Grosseto - 2021);

Second prize Japan International Choral Composition Competition 2020 and the piece published at the ICOT -Tokyo;  finalist in the 59th international competition "Seghizzi" of Gorizia- Italy (2019), finalist in the “Vinicio Carrara” competition -ed.Carrara - Bergamo (2018), finalist in the competition "Music of passion" city of Mottola (2019) etc.

As a conductor, He has conducted the mixed choir “San Domenico Savio” since 1999 , and in 2018 he was appointed, with an episcopal decree, Master of the Cappella Musicale Calatina - diocese of Caltagirone CT). Since 2016 he has been part of the Sicilian Clarinet Orchestra holding the role of President.  

He has made numerous recordings (Suvini Zerboni-Siae-Musicarte) and currently teaches clarinet in state schools and History of Music and harmony at the musical association S.M.U.L., in agreement with the Messina Conservatory of Music.

COLLABORATION:

He has collaborated with the following musicians: Giuseppe Liberto (emeritus master of the Sistine chapel), Armando Krieger; Milen Nachev, Francesco Pennisi, with the “Offerta musicale Ensemble” by R. Insolia, Malcom Arnold Society - England, “Teatro Massimo Bellini”–Catania, Taormina Symphony Orchestra, “Notomusicafestival Symphony Orchestra”; V. Emanuele Theater Foundation – Noto (SR), Dante Alighieri Society, University of Catania S. Crocella Center, "Opera Festival" Lyrical-Symphonic Orchestra of Fiesole (FI). Also with P. Buonvino he played "Epiklesis" (1996), and soundtracks: Piovra 8-9 (Rai television), L’amante perduto (Mikado Film-Rai), Come te nessuno mai, L’ultimo bacio, Ricordati di me, Padre Pio (Mediaset), Je reste (D.Kurys).

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