Luciano Feliciani (b. 1973, Italy) is an Italian trumpeter, conductor and composer.
Mr. Feliciani began studying music at a young age and graduated with a degree in trumpet performance in 1995 from the Conservatory of Music ”G. Rossini” in Pesaro. In the following years he performed both in chamber ensembles and as a soloist in various theaters in central Italy. He completed his doctorate in political science in 2001 with an interdisciplinary thesis in political philosophy titled Seduzione e Produzione nel mito del Don Giovanni (Seduction and Production of the Don Giovanni Myth), which obtained a honorable mention for the Philosophy Award ”Viaggio a Siracusa” in 2001. Thereafter he continued his studies in harmony, counterpoint, and composition at the Conservatory of Music ”G. Rossini” in Pesaro and took part in the film music composition seminar held by Nicola Piovani at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena. In 2010, he graduated with a Master of Arts degree in music performance with a major in wind orchestra conducting from the Conservatory of Music of the Italian Switzerland in Lugano under the guidance of Franco Cesarini. In February 2014 he completed a specialization degree in film music composition at the Conservatory of Music ”G. Rossini” in Pesaro under the artistic direction of Luis Bacalov.
Feliciani participated in composition contests such as TIM and the film music competition for the ”Mario Nascimbene Award.” At the same time, he also attended the composition and wind orchestra conducting laboratories ”A. Dei” in Florence, obtaining a specialization in the field with conductors and composers Jacob de Haan, Jan Van der Roost, Claudio Josè Boncompagni, Lorenzo Della Fonte, Frank Battisti, Franco Cesarini, and Felix Hauswirth. His compositions, awarded as best works of these laboratories, have been recorded by renowned international wind orchestras. Some of his many works for wind orchestra and chamber ensemble have been chosen as compulsory pieces in international competitions.
He published an article titled, Il sublime e il demoniaco nel Don Giovanni di Mozart (The sublime and the demonic in Mozart’s Don Giovanni) in the book Quei Loro Incontri. Lezioni settempedane (Ancona, 2007), and the monograph Aaron Copland: Pioniere della musica Americana (Zecchini Editore, Varese, 2011).
Mr. Feliciani conducts wind orchestras, chamber ensembles, and choirs on a regular basis. He also holds master classes in conducting, harmony and instrumentation for wind orchestra and teaches trumpet, theory, and aural skills in various musical institutions.
- Program Note adapted from WASBE
Works for Winds
- Blue Mountain Rhapsody (2015)
- Danze Macedoni (2014)
- Icelandic Waterfalls (2015)
- Old Folk Songs from Iceland (2015)
- Parata di Burattini
- Postcards from Staffolo (2015)
- Symphony No. 1. See: Icelandic Waterfalls
- Luciano Feliciani." Potenza Music. Web. Accessed 15 January 2023
- "SYMPHONY Nr.1 “Icelandic Waterfalls” by Luciano Feliciani (Italy)." WASBE. Web. (Featured as WASBE’s Composition of the Week, 10 August 2020). Accessed 15 January 2023