Lorenzo DONATI

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Composer, conductor and violinist, who studied with the most important musicians of Italy and the world (composition with R. Pezzati, C. Togni, E. Morricone, P. Dusapin; choral music with R. Alessandrini, R. Clemencic, O. Dantone, R. Gabbiani, D. Fasolis, G. Graden, C. Hogset, P. Neumann). He performed at concerts with Coro Giovanile Italiano, Insieme Vocale Vox Cordis and Hesperimenta Vocal Ensemble winning several national and international awards (Arezzo, Cantonigròs, Gorizia, Lugano, Montreux, Senlis, Varna (European Grand Prix), Vittorio Veneto, Tours).

In 2007 he won two first prizes at the V^ International Competition for Choral Conductors “Mariele Ventre” in Bologna. In 2016 he won with UT Insieme Vocale-Consonante the 28 edition of the European Grand Prix for Choral Singing. From 2016 he conduct the professional choir Coro della Cattedrale di Siena Guido Chigi Saracini.

His compositions are being performed by ensembles around the world and have been published by Carus Verlag, Pizzicato Verlag, and others. His choral works were asked and/or performed by Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Joyful Company of Singers in London, Philippine Madrigals Singers, St. Jakobs Chamber Choir Stockholm. He won notable awards in international competitions such as Arezzo (1996-1999), Gorizia (1999-2002), Rome (1999), Avellino (2003), Vittorio Veneto (2007).

He collaborates with several cultural institutes like EuropaCantat, Feniarco, Incontro Polifonico di Fano, Fondazione Guido d’Arezzo. He often is invited to join the jury at international contests and teach in international masterclass.
​He teaches choral conducting and composition at the Conservatory of Trento and Chigiana Summer Academy (Siena).