Angelini Born in Bologna, Italy, Andrea Angelini began his piano studies at the Lettimi School in Rimini. He later earned a Doctorate of Music at the Frescobaldi Conservatoire in Ferrara. His interests led him to the choral field, and he earned a Bachelor studying Liturgical Music at Modena and at the International Art Academy in Rome with Fulvio Angius. He also studied organ at Pesaro Conservatoire of Music. Finally he received a PHD in Choral Music at Cesena Conservatoire of Music. He is the Artistic Director and Conductor of the professional group Musica Ficta Vocal Ensemble which frequently performs in important festivals in Italy and abroad. For many years, Andrea Angelini has conducted concerts with the Carla Amori Chamber Choir, in Italy and abroad. He has also conducted the Lithuanian ‘Jauna Muzika Choir’, the ‘Belarusian State Choir’, the Latvian ‘Ave Sol’ and the ‘Tudor Consort’ from New Zealand. He was the Artistic Director and a member of the Jury of the Marcello Galanti International Organ Competition,. He has beena member of the Jury at many international choir competitions in Italy, Europe and Asia. He frequently leads choral workshops in Italy and abroad. Recently his Masterclass on “Venetian Renaissance Choral Music” was presented to the students of the prestigious Liszt Music Academy of Budapest and in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) for the Young Choral Academy. 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. Mr. Angelini is also the artistic director of the ‘Rimini International Choral Competition’ and of the ‘Liviu Borlan Choral Competition’ (Romania). His professional memberships include the Presidency of AERCO (Regional Association of Choirs), ACDA (American Choral Directors Association). He is a regular reviewer for the press. He is the Chief Editor of the International Choral Bulletin (ICB), the membership magazine of the IFCM (International Federation for Choral Music). He has written numerous transcriptions and arrangements for choirs and chamber ensembles. His transcription of Faure’s ‘Requiem’ is published by Gelber Hund Verlag of Berlin, who are also publishers of a book of repertoire for organ and violin, edited by Mr. Angelini. For the American CanticaNOVA Publication, he has prepared transcriptions of important Renaissance motets. He has published his compositions with Eurarte and Ferrimontana.