Born: 11 02 1961
Biography Composer and choir conductor, Mario Berlinguer (born in Roma in 1961) has studied with Alessandro Sbordoni, and also with Giuseppe Scotese and Romolo Grano. He has achieved a degree in Choir Conduction at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Roma, and a degree in Composition at the Alfredo Casella Conservatory in L’Aquila. In the meantime, he’s always been interested in all sorts of music, from pop to rock, from ambient music to jazz. He’s therefore a very versatile composer. His classic contemporary pieces for organ, string quartet, piano, have recently been played by performers such as Mark Latimer, Livia Mazzanti, the Penderecki String Quartet, the Silesian String Quartet, Elizabeth Wolff. Some of his works are published by Taukay His string quartet Undorea has been included in a CD with the book "L'incantesimo dei tanti mondi", by Ornella Rota. His rather large contemporary music work Waves, People and Winds, composed for the "Water Journey - Dwr Taith" Project - an UK-Italy-Slovakia cooperation. has been performed during the 2011 Levocske babie leto (Indian Summer in Levoca) Festival, Slovakia, with the sponsorship of the Arts Council of Wales. More recently, organist Livia Mazzanti has commissioned and premiered his Jeux d'Escalier for the Saint-Louis French cultural center, in the Trinità dei Monti Church in Roma, and the same piece has afterwards been performed by Mazzanti in several concerts in France and Germany. As a composer of soundtracks, he has written music for theater, radio plays, short films and commercials. He composed the soundtrack for Bonnie & Clyde (with music by Massimo Fedeli also), and Rasputin, l’ultimo stregone for Radio2 (Italian Public Radio). For both, the publishing company is RaiTrade. Amongst his most recent works it's worth mentioning the songs for the "cantattrice" (singer-actress) Anna Maria Castelli for the "teatro-canzone" (a mix of monologues and songs) show Se io ho perso, chi ha vinto? (by Abner Rossi, lyrics by Abner Rossi and Alessandro Hellmann). A CD with some of the songs from the show is going to be published in October 2012. He’s written soundtrack style music, heavy rhythmic pieces, chamber music, vocal and orchestra works, and songs.
List of choral works
Other works that can be requested to the composer, not available on CPDL
- Nebbia Fitta - 5 voices SSATB (lyrics by Abner Rossi - Please ask the composer for the score, using the mail form at www.marioberlinguer.com)
- New Wine - 3 voices SAT (lyrics by Marcyn Del Clements - Please ask the composer for the score, using the mail form at www.marioberlinguer.com)
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