Andrea Angelini Artistic Director

andrea angelini artistic director

Andrea Angelini is the artistic director of the Rimini International Choral Competition. Born in Bologna, Italy, Andrea Angelini began his piano studies as a child, at the Rimini Lettimi School. He later earned a Master degree at Ferrara’s Frescobaldi Conservatory. After earning a Master in Choral Conducting he studied music therapy with Professor Cremaschi of Milan University. His interests led him to the choral field, and he earned a Bachelor studying at the International Art Academy in Rome with Fulvio Angius. He also studied organ at Pesaro’s Conservatory of Music. Finally, he got his doctorate in Choral Music at the Cesena Conservatoire of Music. He is the Artistic Director and Conductor of the professional group Musica Ficta Vocal Ensemble that frequently performs in important Festivals in Italy and abroad. For many years, Andrea Angelini has conducted concerts with the choir Carla Amori, in Italy and abroad. He has also conducted the Lithuanian Jauna Muzika Choir, the Belarusian State Chamber Choir, the Latvian Ave Sol and the Tudor Consort from New Zealand. Mr. Angelini is the Artistic Director of the Choral Festival Voci nei Chiostri held annually in Rimini each summer. He has been member of the Jury at many International Choir’s Competitions in Italy, Europe, United States and Asia. He frequently leads choral workshops in Italy and abroad. His Masterclass about the “Venetian Renaissance choral music” has been presented to the students of the prestigious Liszt Music Academy of Budapest and in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) for the Young Choral Academy. He has led similar workshops in Romania, Belarus and China too. He has been the artistic director and one of the tutors at the Rimini International Choral Workshop, where he taught with Peter Phillips of the Tallis Scholars. Mr. Andrea Angelini is also the artistic director of the Rimini International Choral Competition, the Queen of the Adriatic Sea Choral Festival and Competition, the Claudio Monteverdi International Choral Competition and the Liviu Borlan Choral Festival and Competition. He has been for 11 years is the Managing Editor of the International Choral Bulletin (ICB), the membership magazine of the IFCM (International Federation for Choral Music) and, actually, his the Editor in Chief of Dirigo, the music magazine of the National Association of the Italian Choral Directors. 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. For the American CanticaNOVA Publication, he has prepared transcriptions of important Renaissance Motets. He has published his composition with Eurarte and Ferrimontana. He is one of the members of the Artistic Commission of ANDCI, the National Association of Italian Choral Directors. He is an honorary member of ACDA, the American Association of Choir Directors. Since April 2015 he has been President of AERCO, the Association of the Choirs of Emilia-Romagna.