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Salvo Gangi

Clarinetist, composer, conductor

He studied at “Vincenzo Bellini" Conservatory of Music – Catania, Italy. He specialized at the International School of Musical Specialization (Bobbio -PC) with Hans Deinzer ( Nuremberg Philarmonic Orchestra), Fabrizio Meloni (Teatro alla Scala Philarmonic Orchestra)  and Antony Pay (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra).

He graduated in Theology at “Studio Teologico San Paolo” - Catania, discussing a thesis on sacred music. He studied composition and choir direction at “Vincenzo Bellini" Conservatory of Music – Catania and University of Messina (SSIS). He also studied choral conducting and polyphonic repertoire with the teachers: Bruno Zagni, Walter Marzilli, Sebastian Korn, Elisa Poidomani, Carmelo Crinò, Bruno Tirotta, electronic music with Piero Cusato and Stanislao Giacomantonio.

Recently he has won many awards in composition competitions such as:

As a conductor, He has conducted the mixed choir “San Domenico Savio” since 1999 and the Cappella Musicale Calatina - diocese of Caltagirone (CT). Since 2016 he has been part of the Sicilian Clarinet Orchestra holding the role of President.  


He has made numerous recordings/publications (ICOT-Tokyo, ASTRUM  editions, Sonitus, Aldebaran editions, Suvini Zerboni, Musicarte, MEA -Ethno-anthropological museum De Mauro) and currently teaches clarinet in state schools and History of Music and harmony at the musical association S.M.U.L., in agreement with the "Arcangelo Corelli"  Conservatory of Music- Messina.



He has collaborated with the following musicians: Giuseppe Liberto (emeritus master of the Sistine Chapel), Coro Smith College Choir Massachusetts - USA dir. Jonathan Hirsh and Ad Dei Laudeum dir. by Ezio Spinoccia for the Petite Messe Solennelle by G. Rossini. (March 2016); Concert for Soli, Chorus and Symphony Orchestra Amici della Musica (XVI ed). in the IV International Choir Festival and conducted the concert at the Greek Theater of Syracuse in the presence of the President of the European Commission for Immigration; He has collaborated with Armando Krieger; Milen Nachev, Francesco Pennisi, Polina Bakanova, Sandro Chiri, with the “Offerta musicale Ensemble” by R. Insolia, Ensemble Calamus, Malcom Arnold Society - England, “Teatro Massimo Bellini”– Catania, Taormina Symphony Orchestra, “Notomusicafestival Symphony Orchestra”; V. Emanuele Theater Foundation – Noto (SR), Dante Alighieri Society, University of Catania S. Crocella Center, "Opera Festival" Lyrical-Symphonic Orchestra of Fiesole (FI), Musica antiqua associoation (SR); Also with Alessandro Mannarino in the album "Al Monte", with P. Buonvino he played "Epiklesis" (1996), and soundtracks: Piovra 8-9 (Rai television), L’amante perduto (Mikado Film-Rai), Come te nessuno mai, L’ultimo bacio, Ricordati di me, Padre Pio (Mediaset), Je reste (D.Kurys).

His works is performed by Archipelago Singers Tangerang Selatan, Indonesia, VU-Kammerkoor Amsterdam, Coro da Camera di Torino (Italy - Dario Tabbia), Metropolitan Chorus of Tokyo (Japan, Ko Matsushita), Coro Musicanova Roma (Fabrizio Barchi _Italy), Palawan State University Singers (PSUS) Puerto Princesa City - Philippines, Rondo Vocal Ensemble Wrocław - Poland, Evoke London - United Kingdom, Lund Academic Choir Lund - Sweden, Madrid Youth Choir – Spain, New Dublin Voices (Bernie Sherlock), Ambitus Choir -Aten (Greece- Katerina Vassilikou)

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