Sergio Rendine

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Sergio Rendine (Naples 7 September 1954) is an Italian composer of operas,[1] symphonic, ballet and chamber music.

Biography[edit]

Rendine started his musical studies at the age of five with his father, Furio Rendine (1920–1987) and his grandfather Salvatore Papaccio (1890–1977). He was pupil of Domenico Guaccero at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome and of Giuseppe Agostini at Pesaro Conservatory. Professor at the Conservatorio "A.Casella" in L'Aquila.,[2] he sat on the board of directors of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. Artistic director of the Stuttgart Festival der zeitgenössischen Musik, dal 1988 al 1991, Commissioner for the opera of the SIAE from 1995 to 2000, Artistic director of the Teatro Marrucino in Chieti from 1997 to 2007 and currently Artistic director of the FOSS (Fondazione Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana) from 2011.

His works were commissioned by BBC London, Süddeutscher Rundfunk SDR Stuttgart, Norddeutscher Rundfunk NDR Hamburg, Kölner Philharmonie, Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli, Teatro Comunale (Bologna), Arena di Verona, Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Salzburg Festival, Strasbourg Music Festival, Schwetzingen Festival etc.

His compositions have been performed by famous artists as Vladimir Ashkenazy, José Carreras, Carla Fracci, Lindsey Kemp, Katia Ricciarelli, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Salvatore Accardo, Richard Stoltzman, Marzio Conti John Neschling. Together with Yoritsune Matsudaira, Gian Carlo Menotti, Krzysztof Penderecki and Alfred Schnittke, Rendine was commissioned by the Nobel Peace Prize Committee to compose the Mass for Peace, which was performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo on 11 December 1995.

He won Prix Italia and Premios Ondas with "Alice" in 1987 - 1988.

Compositions[edit]

Rendine's compositions are published by Casa Ricordi, Casa Sonzogno, B & W Italia (Bideri & Warner Music), and Edipan. He has composed over 200 works,[1] including:

Notable performers of Rendine's works[edit]

Performers of Rendine's works include:

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gelli, Piero and Poletti, Filippo (eds.), "Rendine, Sergio", Dizionario dell'opera, Baldini Castoldi Dalai, 2007, p. 1588. ISBN 88-6073-184-4 (in Italian)
  2. ^ Conservatorio di Musica "Alfredo Casella", Docenti
  3. ^ RAI Radio 3, Sergio Rendine Biography (in Italian)
  4. ^ Casa Ricordi, Un segreto d'importanza, ovvero La faticosa vecchiaia di Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (in Italian)
  5. ^ American Record Guide, Rendine: Passio et Resurrectio, March 2006
  6. ^ Bollettino d'Ateneo (Giornale dell'Università degli Studi di Catania), "Andorrana" sinfonia n. 2 di Sergio Rendine, 15 June 2007 (in Italian)
  7. ^ Acquafredda, Pietro, "San Paolo fuori le Mura Rendine, un oratorio per l'Abruzzo, Il Giornale, 25 June 2009 (in Italian)

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