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Paterniti, C.

Paterniti, Christian


Christian Paterniti

Honorable mention to the ICC “The contemporary piano 2019”
for his work for solo piano “Preludio, siciliana e finale”

Christian Paterniti graduated in piano with top marks and honours at the Arcangelo Corelli Conservatoire in Messina. In the same institution, in the class of Gaetano Indaco, he obtained the superior academic diploma in piano with highest grades, honours, honorable mention and recommendation to publish his dissertation. This last was developed under the supervision of the musicologist Mario Musumeci and it contains the entire translation from French to Italian of the pioneering Traité historique d’analisé harmonique (1982) by the composer and musicologist Jacques Chailley.

Parallel to the piano academic education, he attended masterclasses and studied with eminent masters like Leonid Margarius, Giuseppe Andaloro, Pierluigi Camicia, Roberto Cappello, Leslie Howard, Fabrizio Dorsi (conducting).

In 2009 he has started to study composition under the guidance of M° Carmelo Chillemi and under his guidance in 2019 he graduated in composition with top marks and honours and in the 2021 he also obtained the superior academic diploma. He took part in several seminar: in July 2016 with the Oscar winner John Corigliano on music architecture; in October 2019 with Paolo Vivaldi on picture sound; from June to October 2020 he was admitted on high musical composition course with Mauro Bonifacio and Azio Corghi at the “Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna”. In the academic year 2020/2021 he was admitted to the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome in the class of M° Ivan Fedele.

He won first prizes in chamber music, piano, composition competitions and call for scores. As composer he has likewise obtained over thirdy awards and acknowledgements, as well as in Italy, in Wien, Athens, Paris, New York, Seattle, North Hampton, Saint Petersburg, Busan (South Korea), São Paulo, Montréal (Canada), Bétera (Spain). His composition works and musical essays are published by Florestano Edizioni, Preludio Edizioni LIM and MD Edizioni (Italy), Pizzicato Verlag Helvetia (Switzerland), Da Vinci Publishing (Japan). His music has been recorded for Navona Records and is performed at the Vittorio Emanuele II Theater in Messina, the Philharmonic Academy of Bologna, the National Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome, the Alfredo Piatti Room in Bergamo. His performers include Ovidiu Marinescu, Anna Kislitsyna, Marco Ignoti, NED Ensemble, ACHROME Ensemble.

Honorable mention composition for solo piano “Preludio, siciliana e finale”

This composition is dedicated and inspired by the poem “Lettera alla madre” of the Italian poet Salvatore Quasimodo. The music follows the sweetness and delicacy of the poetic composition.

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