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Riccardo Piacentini
Riccardo Piacentini - Biography
Moncalieri, 1958


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Jazz motetus VIII (arpège) for flute and harpsichord
from Musiche della Reggia di Venaria Reale
Voices: Tiziana Scandaletti e Sandro Cappelletto
Archi dell'Academia Montis Regalis

Instrument: Piano

RICCARDO PIACENTINI was born in Moncalieri (Turin, Italy) on 3rd July 1958. At the age of twenty-two he obtained his diplomas in Composition and Piano and then, at the Turin University, he graduated with top marks in History of Music with a thesis on Goffredo Petrassi. Other diploma in Choral Music and Choir Direction. Pupil of Carlo Pinelli (Ghedini’s pupil) and Roberto Cognazzo at the Turin Conservatory (1974/80), as well as of Giorgio Pestelli, Paolo Gallarati and Enzo Restagno, he followed perfection courses and seminars with Franco Donatoni (1984/87, Accademia Chigiana in Siena and Perosi International Academy in Biella), Sylvano Bussotti, György Ligeti, Ennio Morricone, André Richard (as grantee De Sono), Karlheinz Stockhausen. In 1988 he took part with performances of his works in the “Internationalen Ferienkurse für neue Musik” in Darmstadt. Piacentini has been a prize-winner at international competitions and selections, including Presteigne International Festival in Wales, where he represented Italy in 1992 with Ti i for violin and harp, ICONS in Turin (first international price with For four for string quartet), Nuove Sincronie in Milan (Amariamori for G flute), Mario Zafred and Franco Evangelisti in Rome (Keir for orchestra and again For four), and “Accademia Musicale Chigiana” in Siena with the cooperation of Radio France and “Conservatoire Superieur de Musique de Paris” (... et coetera for ten players).

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Updated to 2014