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Giuseppe Monopoli

OccupationComposer, Conductor, Teacher
CategoriesAleatoric, Classical, Contemporary, Sacred

Giuseppe Monopoli was Artistic Director of “Opera Aperta” Association (Honorary members: Sylvano Bussotti, Franco Donatoni, Ivan Fedele, Dinu Ghezzo and Sandro Gorli) and the International Composition Competition "Domenico Guaccero" from 1998 to 1999. Over the same years he created and organized the International Course of Composition of “Opera Aperta” with Dinu Ghezzo and Sandro Gorli.
In 2004 he founded the “Hermes Concentus Musicus” Orchestra which is Resident Conductor. The same year he founded the “Orchestra Sinfonica Federico II” where he was artistic director and principal Conductor until 2007. He funded the International Academy of the Mediterranean, calling with Claudio Desderi, Sergio Segalini Leone Magiera. After, he has created “Concorso Lirico Internazionale del Mediterraneo” with selections to New York, recording the first edition more than 100 subscribers from around the world . He is currently Coordinator for the Institutional Erasmus projects of the European Community since 2004, establishing relations of cooperation with the Sibelius Academy, the Royal Conservatory in Copenhagen, the Royal Conservatory of Madrid, Salamanca Conservatory and the University of Amsterdam. He has recorded and conducted for the CMC and the publishing house of Milan “Rugginenti”. Giuseppe Monopoli is Artistic Director of the “Festival Operistico del Mediterraneo” and the “Concorso Lirico Internazionale del Mediterraneo”.
Conductor, composer and violinist, Giuseppe Monopoli is graduated in Orchestral conducting, Composition, Violin, Instrumentation for band, Choral Music and Choir Conducting. Besides, he has achieved the Academic diploma of Superiors Studies of Composition to the National Academy of S. Cecilia in Rome and the Bachelor of Science in Education and Training with the highest grade. He is graduated in Orchestral Conducting with the highest grade.
He was born in Barletta (Italy) in 1967.

He studied with leading teachers of international renown: Franco Donatoni ( National Academy of S. Cecilia), Dinu Ghezzo (New York University), Sandro Gorli (Conservatory of Milan), Philip Glass (International Master Gibellina), Gyorgy Ligeti (Icons), Domenico Losavio (Conservatory “Umberto Giordano”), Remus Georgescu (Philarmonic Orchestra Banatul of Timisoara), Peter Gülke (to the Mozarteum of Salzburg), Ennio Nicotra (Assistant of Ilya Musin, in whose school were taught many well-known conductors including Yury Temirkanov, Valery Gergiev, Semyon Bychcov, Rudolf Barshai).

He has, as a Conductor, a vast repertoire from baroque music to the latest productions of ‘900, both the operatic repertoire and the symphonic repertoire. Giuseppe Monopoli has conducted: Orchestra Sinfonica della Provincia di Bari, Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss am Rhein (Germany) Composer NYU forum di New York (USA), Orchestra Sinfonica “Federico II”, Orchestra Barocca Italiana, Orchestra da Camera "G. Curci", Hermes Concentus Musicus, Orchestra Sinfonica “Umberto Giordano”, Collegium Musicum Apuliae, “Nuove Sincronie”, “Nuova Consonanza”, Accademia La Stravaganza, Città dei Sassi Opera Festival, etc... In all world he has performed in important festivals and institutions: Musiques d’aujour d’hui, Vernon (France); Auditorium Berlioz to Conservatory of Paris (France); Società Aquilana dei Concerti “B. Barattelli”, L’Aquila; Nuove Sincronie, Milano; Nuova Consonanza, Roma; Rai; NYU Composers Forum New York University (USA); University of Lodz (Polonia); Großes Studio in Neues Mozarteum, Salzburg (Austria); Theatre of Dora Stratou-Lofos Filopappou, Athens (Greece); S. Polikarp Kilisesi, Izmir (Turkey), Kadesh Kammerorchester, Wien (Austria), Impression Orchestra, Moscow (Russia), Cairo Opera Orchestra, Cairo (Egypt)
As Composer, he is graduated with the maximum thing of the votes in Composition with Ottavio De Lillo. Successively, he is graduated to National Academy of S. Cecilia with Franco Donatoni. On the 1997 he results winner of the selection composers under 35 announced from “Nuova Consonaza”. He is Professor at Conservatory "Piccinni"."

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