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Aldo Brizzi

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· Composer and conductor born in Italy. Studies with Aldo Clementi,
Sergiu Celibidache and Leonard Bernstein. Consulted and worked with Ennio Morricone and Giacinto Scelsi.

· PRIZES: "Venezia Opera Prima" - Venice (Teatro La Fenice) 1981,
"European Year of Music 1985 (Festival d'Automne Paris, WDR Cologne, Venice Biennale), "Franco Evangelisti" 1986 - Rome, "Junge Komponisten Forum" 1989 ­Cologne, Trofeu Caymmi - Brazil 2004 (the cd Brizzi do Brazil as best recording of the year), Les Souffleur ­ Paris 2005 (the musical Mambo Mistico as best music for theatre 2004-05), Selection by the A. Hepburn Foundation for the track "Mistério de Afrodite" (Unicef compilation 2005). Prix "Beaumarchais" - Paris 2013 for the opera "Cilégie".

· CONDUCTOR: Main conductor at Nucleo de Opera da Bahia, Brazil (since 2016). Was main conductor of Ensemble of Ferienkurse in Darmstadt
(1990-94), GMCL Lisbon (1995-96). Brizzi has also conducted the Santa Cecilia Chamber Orchestra of Rome, the strings of the Berlin Philharmonic, Bamberger Symphoniker, Orchestra Sinfonica Nacional de Mexico, Porto Orchestra, Caen Orchestra, Torino Philharmonic, Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra, Ensemble Recherche of Freiburg, etc.

· COMMISSIONS: Theatre National de Chaillot Paris, Hugo-Wolf-Akademie, Stuttgart; Orchestra Jazz-Sinfonica São Paulo-Brazil; Antasten Festival Heilbronn; Cesem, Lisbon; Gulbenkian Foundation; Istituto Svizzero, Roma; French Ministery for Culture; Radio France; SACEM; Festival 38e Rugissants of Grenoble, Donaueschinger Musiktage; Royaumont Foundation; ASAFRA Paris; Town of Bielefeld.

· OPERA and multimedia projects:
"Gabriel et Gabriel" chamber opera for young public, Première: Paris 2014.
"Alter", multimedia opera about migrations, première and tour in France
2012.
Mixed Realities (visual interaction of a live performance and an internet
based performance in real time), Rio de Janeiro, Turin, Rivoli, Salvador
Bahia, etc 2010-11.
Mambo Mistico opera-musical by Alfredo Arias, Gonzalo de Maria and René de Ceccatty, music by Aldo Brizzi. Coproduced by Theatre de Chaillot ­ Paris, Maison de la Culture ­ Nantes and Theatre du Gymnase ­ Marseille featuring Alfredo Arias, Marilù Marini, Raul Paz, Sandra Rumolino, Jacques Hourogné, Alma Rosa, Giorgio Faelli, Graça Reis.

He also did a new orchestration for 13 instruments of Scott Joplin's opera "Treemonisha" premiered in Salvador Bahia 2016.

· RECORDINGS:
· Conducted works by Giacinto Scelsi which were recorded for
Salabert/Harmonia Mundi (Superchoc de Le Monde de la Musique 1990) and
INA/mémoire vive (Diapason d'or 1993).
· In 1998 released the CD "The Labyrinth Trial" (Rara Records).
· "Brizzi do Brasil", songs by Aldo Brizzi interpreted by Caetano Veloso,
Gilberto Gil, Teresa Salgueiro, Tom Zé; Eldorado Brasil/Sony; Brazil 2002
· "Aço do Açucar", songs by Aldo Brizzi, ACDA Brazil 2005
· "Reis" ­ songs by Aldo Brizzi, WorldMediaVision, Mexico 2008
· "Vela" composition by Brizzi for saxophone and 3 ensembles, Nova Musica Paris 2015