Paolo Tagliapietra

Born in Turin in 1960, he completed his musical studies in Rome at the “St. Cecilia” Conservatory, where he graduated in choir conducting and piano with full marks cum laude and specialized at the homonymous Academy, achieving an Advanced Chamber Music Certificate studying with M° Riccardo Brengola e Felix Ayo. He has been awarded in many musical competitions, such as the “Città di Roma”, the “Giovani Promesse” of Taranto, the “Franz Schubert” of Moncalieri, Casale Monferrato, Finale Ligure and many others. He specialized also with some international artists and musicians, such as the conductor Massimo Pradella, pianists Bruno Canino and Gérard  Wyss  (Hochschule für Musik of Basilea), pianists Carl Fürstner (Indiana University), and, in chamber music with the violinist Carlo Chiarappa. In Italy he has performed, among others for the Festival Romaeuropa, Accademia Filarmonica Romana, Festival of S. Margherita Ligure, Gioventù Musicale Italiana, Cantiere dell’Arte, Concerti a Castel Sant’Angelo, Parioli Theatre, Euromusica (Ghione Theatre of Rome), Theatres of Catanzaro and Oristano, Locride’s Concerts, Orvieto, Festival of Ostia Antica, Tempio of Paestum, Festival of Villa Adriana, Villa d’Este, Festival of Tagliacozzo, Bellini Theatre and Sannazzaro Theatre of Neaple, Folkstudio pf Rome and many others. He has performed in concerts worldwide, both as soloist and in chamber esembles or accompanying singers. To name a few: 4 United States tours, besides Japan, Costa Rica, Israel, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany. In 2001 he played in Warsaw for the Centenary of the Philharmonic. In Italy he has performed for institutions such as the Accademia Filarmonica Romana and the Academy of St. Cecilia, not to mention festivals and reviews of international level. He is very active both as composer, chorus master and conductor of ancient music ensembles. He works as accompanist with the Ensemble Voci Italiane. As chorus master he directed, among others, the Petite Messe Solennelle di Rossini, Stabat Mater by Caldara, Messe by Haydn, Mozart, Palestrina; chorus master in the MThI’s productions of Oedipus Rex by Stravinsky, Apollo et Hyacinthus by Mozart, and Juditha Triumphans by Vivaldi,  she was also the composer of the choir music in the MThI’s productions of Medea by Seneca and Le Baccanti by Euripide.