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Name: Paolo Pessina
Skills: Composer,Conductor
Address: Italy
Links: Website     E-mail
Italian composer and conductor, born in Milan in 1969. Starts very young his musical training (violin, piano, organ and composition) in Trieste; in 1995 he graduates in composition at the Milan Conservatory with Azio Corghi and attends the orchestra conducting classes at the Vienna Academy. In 1995 he is awarded two scholarships to attend the annual master classes held by the "Accademia G.Petrassi" in Parma ("Fondazione Arturo Toscanini") and by the Informatic Acoustic Center "Agon" in Milan.

At the same time he attends the master classes at the "Academy of Santa Cecilia" in Rome, where he graduates with merit in 1997 and is awarded the "S.I.A.E. prize" (Italian Authors' and Publishers' Association) as the most outstanding graduate of all courses held in S.Cecilia that year. He also graduates with merit at the "Accademia Musicale Chigiana", Siena. In 2000 he attends the "Music for Cinema" master classes held by Luis Bacalov, who encourages him to compose soundtracks and stage music in his own polistylistic-eclectic style.

In 1998, he attends the conducting master classes held by Yuri Ahronovich and becomes the only assistant to Alexander Rahbari, working continuously with him in Madrid (Orquesta Radio Television Espaņola), Croatia (Zagreb Philarmonic Orchestra), Palermo (Orchestra del Teatro Massimo), Bruxelles (BRTN Symphony Orchestra), Vienna (Wiener Symphoniker), Bern (Opera House Orchestra), Turkey (Istanbul Symphony Orchestra), Prague (Czech Philarmonic Orchestra). In 1999, he conducts the Croatian Symphony Orchestra of Zagreb during the Gala Concert organized by the international scientific conference ICALEPCS at the Trieste.

Since 2001 he is the founder and principal conductor of Adriatic Symphony Orchestra based in Venice. With this formation he records on CD the world premiere of the Suite from the Opera "La beffa a don Chisciotte" by the Sicilian composer and conductor Salvatore Messina. His many collaborations with renowned performers produce significant compositions: in 1997 Ruggero Ricci commissions him the Paganini Variations op.25; in 2000 he dedicates the Concerto Mediterrraneo for Cello and Orchestra op.52 to Arturo Bonucci.



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