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Antonio Giacometti


Antonio Giacometti (b. 29 December 1957, Brescia, Italy) is an Italian composer and educator.

After completing humanities studies and having graduated from Nuova didattica della Composizione at the Conservatory of Milan, Giacometti consolidated his preparation in the field of music pedagogy, in which he has been engaged actively since 1984, leaving significant contributions both as a publicist and as an educator.

Giacometti is a lecturer in composition at ISSM in Modena and Carpi Orazio Vecchi - Antonio Tonelli, where he is also Director of Education since 2013. He is regularly invited by private institutions and public institutions (University, PI, IRRSAE regional) to hold seminars and refresher courses and didactic training for compulsory school teachers, relating in particular to the role of overall music experiences and composition in the musical formation of children and teens. In 2011 and 2015 he went to Brazil, where he was invited to hold a master class on his compositional activity and conference on music for children and young people from the Federal University of Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul), from the University of Barra Mansa (Rio de Janeiro) , the Universidade Federal de Bahia in Salvador de Bahia and at the "Villa Lobos" Institute, the Department of Music, Literature and Art of the University of Rio de Janeiro (UniRio).

Giacometti is interested in the problems of musical analysis, especially in studying the implications in the teaching of composition; he was among the founders, and for nine years a national advisor, of SIdAM (Italian Society of Music Analysis). For more than a decade he has collaborated with the theory and music education magazine Analisi (Ricordi / Curci editions).

The composer has composed, from 1979 to present, almost one hundred and fifty solo works, chamber, symphonic and musical theater, many of which are performed at festivals and reviews around the world. He has received awards or mentions in national and international composition competitions (including V. Bucchi Prize , Rome, 1982 and 1988; Concours International de Composition pour guitar de Sablè sur Sarthe , 1983 and 1987; Concours international de composition MC2 , Avignon 1984; Second International Competition for Antidogm Music of Turin, 1985, Trio Basso Köln Internationaler Kompositions-Wettbewerb , 1988; and National Competition for Children's Composition , Como, 1989,)

He has been a member of the National Council of SIEM (Italian Society for Music Education) and president of the Territorial Section of Brescia, where he has collaborated since 1984 in the definition of teaching strategies for children's music and in the advertising sector, publishing articles and essays for the official organ of the association, the quarterly Musica Domani (on which, in addition to periodic contributions, he edited for the "Cantieri sonori" fixed booklet from 2006 to 2012) and the related monographic papers.

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