Antonio Morelli

Antonio Morelli studied under Maestros Gaetano Giani Luporini, Carlo Prosperi, Riccardo Riccardi, Francesco Bernabei while earning his diploma in composition, choral Music, choral conducting, and clarinet at the “Luigi Cherubini” Conservatory of Florence.

He studied orchestral conducting with Alessandro Pinzauti and Peter Eidenbenz, musical analysis with Romano Pezzati and Paolo Rosato. He pursued a specialization in choral conducting with Roberto Gabbiani and René Clemencic.

Morelli began his performing career first as a clarinetist and then as a choral director. He directed the Polifonici Senesi chorus of Siena from 1987 to 1999. With the Polifonici he won second place at the International Polyphonic Competition in the City of Stresa, second place at the Regional Competition of the Choruses of Tuscany, fifth place at the National Choral Competition in Vittorio Veneto and the “Guido Monaco d’Arezzo” National Competition, further performing in many concerts within Italy and abroad.

He collaborated as choral director with the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena (Mascagni, Cavalleria Rusticana; Verdi, La Traviata; Prokofiev, Eugene Onegin; Mozart, Vesperae solemnes de Confessore; Boccherini, Villancicos; Shostakovich, Rajok; Respighi, Lauda per la Natività), with the Cantiere d’Arte of Montepulciano, (Vivaldi, Juditha Triumphans; Messe by Mozart and Haydn; Cherubini, Requiem; Weill, Der Lindberghflug), with the Sagra Musicale Umbra (Respighi, Lauda per la Natività), with the Opera Festival of San Gimignano (Mozart, Così fan tutte; Polifonie in terra di Spagna).

To celebrate the 50th Settimana Musicale Senese of Siena’s Accademia Musicale Chigiana, he curated and directed the first modern performance of music by Sienese Renaissance composers, including the opera Eumelio by Agostino Agazzari, performed in the city’s Sala del Pellegrinaio.

Antonio Morelli has collaborated with various orchestral conductors, including Gianandrea Noseda, Markus Stenz, Frank Shipway, Alicia Munch, Baldo Podic, and Massimiliano Caldi, and with directors such as Mario Monicelli, Luciano Alberti, and Ann Ross.

He currently directs the Coro Polifonico of San Gimignano (SI) and the Radioconventomusica chorus of the Dulcimer Foundation in Radicondoli (SI).



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