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B orn in Bologna, Italy, in 1961, Andrea Angelini began his piano studies as a child at the Rimini Lettimi School. He later earned a Bachelor of Music degree at Ferrara's Frescobaldi Conservatory. Particularly interested in piano pedagocy, he studied with Rita Ferri and Alexander Lonquich. After earning Master's Degree in Choral Directing in 1992, he studied music therapy with Professor Cremaschi of Milan University.

His interests led him to the choral field, and he studied Liturgical Music at Modena and at the International Art Academy in Rome, with Maestro Fulvio Angius. He also studied organ at Pesaro's Conservatory of Music.

Since 1988, Andrea Angelini has conducted numerous concerts of the Coro "Carlo Amori" in Italy and abroad. He has also worked with the Cattolica City Choir and the Cesena Lyric Choir. In 1996 he was named Director of the Rimini Cathedral Choir "Alessandro Grandi". He directed this choir on tour in Milan, singing at the famous Cathedral there, and also toured Rome, singing at Saint Peter's Basilica and for Pope John Paul II. He also serves as Artistic Director and Conductor of the professional group Musica Ficta Vocal Ensemble and has conducted the Lithuanian Jauna Muzika Choir, the Latvian Ave Sol ensemble and the Tudor Consort from New Zealand.

Mr. Angelini is the Artistic Director of the International Festival "Voices from America and the Sound of the Organ" that takes place in Rimini each spring and also of the Rimini International Choral Festival sponsored by Musica Ficta. He is Artistic Director and Jury member of the International Organ Competition "Marcello Galanti," a competition that takes places both in Italy and in America. He frequently leads choral workshops in Italy and abroad. He 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 and is the Artistic Director of the Rimini International Choir Competition.

Mr. Angelini taught music theory, music history and piano at the State School of Music of the Republic of San Marino. He is a regular reviewer for the press and a qualified elemntary and secondary school teacher. His professional memberships include the Artistic Committee of AERCO (Regional Association of Choirs), ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) and RCO (The Royal College of Organists). He is a regular reviewer for the press. He is 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 for choirs and chamber ensembles, including a monumental transcription of Antonio Vivaldi's Gloria in D RV 589, 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 also publish a book of pieces for organ and violin edited by Mr. Angelini.

CanticaNOVA Publications is pleased to be offering a number of Mr. Angelini's transcriptions in our Treasury of Sacred Music series:

Andrea Angelini admits expertise in various computer applications and his website may be found at:

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He is happily married to his greatest supporter, Annamaria.


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