Born in Bologna, Italy, Andrea Angelini began his piano studies as a child, at the Rimini Lettimi School. He later earned a Master of Music at Ferrara’s Frescobaldi Conservatory. Particularly interested in piano pedagogy, he studied with Rita Ferri and Alexander Lonquich. He studied also music therapy with Prof. Cremaschi of Milan University. His interests led him to the choral field, and he earned a Bachelor studying Liturgical Music at Modena and at the International Art Academy in Rome with Fulvio Angius. He finally got the Phd in Choral conducting at the Cesena Conservatoire of Music. He also studied organ at Pesaro’s Conservatory of Music. He is the Artistic Director and Conductor of the professional group Musica Ficta Vocal Ensemble that frequently performs in important Festivals in Italy and abroad. For many years, Andrea Angelini has conducted concerts with the choir Carla Amori, in Italy and abroad. He has also worked with the Cattolica City Choir and the Cesena Lyric Choir. He was named Director of the Rimini Cathedral Choir, Alessandro Grandi. He led this choir in several performances, including in important venues such as St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome – where he was able to personally meet Pope John Paul II – and in Milan’s Cathedral. He has also conducted the Lithuanian Jauna Muzika Choir, the Latvian Ave Sol and the Tudor Consort from New Zealand. Mr. Andrea Angelini is the Artistic Director of the International Festival ‘Voci dei Chiostri’ held annually in Rimini each summer. He is also the Artistic Director and member of the Jury of the international organ competition, Marcello Galanti. Moreover he has been member of the Jury of two important Organ Competitions in Moscow, the Kitka Organ Competition and the Tariverdev Organ Competition. He has been member of the Jury at many International Choir’s Competitions. He frequently leads choral workshops in Italy and abroad. Andrea Angelini is the artistic director and one of the tutors at the Rimini International Choral Workshop, where he teaches with Peter Phillips of the Tallis Scholars. Mr. Angelini is also the artistic director of the Rimini International Choral Competition, of the Claudio Monteverdi Choral Festival and Competition (Venice) and of the Liviu Borlan Choral Festival. He taught music theory, music history and piano at the State School of Music of the Republic of San Marino. His professional memberships include the Presidency of AERCO (Regional Association of Choirs), FENIARCO (National Italian Federation of Regional Choral Associations), ABCD (British Association of Choral Directors) and RCO (The Royal College of Organists). He is a regular reviewer for the press. He was the Chief Editor of FARCORO, the Choral Magazine of the Regional Choir Association and of the International Choral Bulletin (ICB), the membership magazine of the IFCM (International Federation for Choral Music). He has written numerous transcriptions and arrangements for choirs and chamber ensembles, including a monumental transcription of Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria in D RV589, for choir, soloists, and organ (with the organ part being quite suited to the instrument). His transcription of Faure’s Requiem is published by Gelber Hund Verlag of Berlin, who are also publishers of a book of repertoire for organ and violin, edited by Mr. Angelini. For the American CanticaNOVA Publication, he has prepared transcriptions of important Renaissance Motets. His composition has been published by Eurarte and Ferrimontana.
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