New practical method for the
making of the modern musician
composer and choir director
Daniele Venturi was born in Porretta Terme (Bologna - Italy) in 1971. As composer and choir director he is among the most established of his generation. He studied composition with Gérard Grisey, Giacomo Manzoni, Fabio Vacchi, Ivan Fedele and Luis de Pablo, and orchestral conducting with Piero Bellugi. He is the founder and director of Coro Gaudium (1992) (Italian folk songs) and Arsarmonica Ensemble (2006). In 2000 he became the assistant director of Pier Paolo Scattolin’s Choir Voices of Europe, Bologna (European City of Culture).
Among his publications: Quattro lembi di cielo, (cd, Bongiovanni, Bologna, 2009), Cantando un mondo perduto… (M.A.P. Editions, Milano, 2012), New practical method of functional exercises for choir, (Isuku Verlag, Munich, 2015), New Practical Method for the making of the modern musician, (Isuku Verlag, Munich, 2016), Choral Sacred Works, (Isuku Verlag, Munich, 2016).
He has to his credit numerous international composition prizes including: Gino Contilli, Messina 2003 (second prize ex-aequo, and honourable mention), IAMIC, Toronto 2009, (prize shared between the two Italian composers who participated), JSCM, Tokyo, 2010, (the only European finalist), ISCM, Belgium 2012, (only Italian composer selected), ISCM-WMD, Slovenia, 2015, (Italian selection SIMC), Soundscape, Maccagno, 2015, (composer in residence), ISCM-WMD, Sud Korea, 2016, (Italian selection SIMC), San Diego New Music, 2016, USA, (Italian composer selected), San Diego New Music, 2017, USA, (Italian composer selected),etc.. His works have been performed in Italy and abroad, and broadcast by several radio and television channels (Rai Radio Tre, Radio Cemat, Concertzender Radio, Radio Klara, Radio France, Vatican Radio, RAI Italian Television). In 2010 he taught Choral Conducting and Choral Composition at the Francesco Venezze Conservatoire - Rovigo, Italy. In March of 2013 he has been invited by the Electronic Music department of the SCCM Conservatory (Chengdu, China) to give a series of lectures on his music.
In May 2016 Daniele Venturi he was appointed Director responsible of Artistic Committee AERCO.
His compositions have been published by M.A.P., Rugginenti, Sconfinarte, Taukay, Isuku and Da Vinci Editions.
Since January 2017 is member of the Council of Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM Italy).