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Cristian Gentilini

OccupationComposer, Conductor, Singer
CategoriesClassical, Contemporary

Born in Vergato (Bo), he earned a degree in classic guitar at the Conservatory of Music “G. B. Martini” of Bologna, under the guide of M° Eugenio Becherucci. He specialized with professors A. Ponce, A. Diaz and O. Ghiglia. At the same institution G.B. Martini he took the degree in choral music and choir conduction (M° Pier Paolo Scattolin) and the degree in composition (M° Francesco Carluccio). He attended master classes of choir conductions (G. Graden, L. Larsen, G. Grun and F. Heyerick). He performs both as a choir conductor and as a guitar player. In october 2003 he was among the 12 final contestants at the International Competition “Mariele Ventre” for choir conduction. Since 2003, in addition to performing, he is a teacher of musical education in middle school. Founder and director of the vocal ensemble “Ars Cantus” (Bologna), he awarded the 1st Absolute Prize at the 3rd National Contest “Riviera Etrusca”. He awarded also many Prizes as composer in National and International Contests: 2nd prize at the National Competition of composition “Mozart oggi” 2006; 1st prize at the National Competition of choir composition “Simone Gentile” 2006; 2nd prize at the Internationational Competition of choir composition organized by FTSC (Lugano, 2007); 3th prize at III International Composers Competition “Musica Sacra” – (Cambridge, 2007). He is the conductor of the Choir “A.N.A.” of Vergato and of the “Corale Polifonica S. Rita” of Bologna. Since 2005 he is founder and co-director of the Chamber Choir “Eclectica”, specialized in the contemporary choral repertoire.

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