Daniele Venturi was born in Porretta Terme (Bologna - Italy) in 1971.
As a 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).
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.
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). He has received commissions from major organizations and concert seasons and his music has been performed in prestigious concert halls.
He has collaborated with international artists, performers and ensembles such as: Dacia Maraini,
Germano Sartelli, Irvine Arditti, Garth Knox, Lisa Cella, Mark Menzies, Arne Deforce, Paola Perrucci,
Pier Damiano Peretti, Luisa Sello, Takashi Aoyama, Tadayuki Kawahara, Solomiya Moroz, Liu Kai,
Elizabeth Farnum, Dan Lippel, William Anderson, Jeremy Bass, Pomus Ensemble from I Pomeriggi Musicali - Milan, Eclectica choir - Bologna, Interensemble - Padova, Cygnus Ensemble - New York, Le Centre Henri Pousseur - Brussels, Maria Felix Korporal -Amsterdam, Istvan Horkay - Budapest, etc..
In September 2009, he issued his first Compact-Disc by Bongiovanni (Bologna) entitled “Quattro lembi di cielo” (Four sky pieces) consisting of 12 chamber works, with a preface by the wellknown Italian composer and teacher Giacomo Manzoni, and programme notes by Sandro Cappelletto.
In 2010 he taught Choral Conducting and Choral Composition at the F.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 July 2013 he was commissioned by the “Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music” of Washington and the “ISCM Mid-Atlantic” the composition “Alla luna” for soprano, mandolin and guitar on text by Giacomo Leopardi. In the summer of 2013, the Association “Musica/Realtà” – Milan has commissioned the piece “NOGI” for three pianos, a tribute to Luigi Nono.
Between the recent compositions include "Achernar" (2014) for piano and orchestra, written at the request of the Venezuelan pianist and composer Marianela Arocha former president of SVMC (Sociedad Venezolana de Música Contemporánea).
This composition was dedicated to the pianist Arocha and the “Orquesta Sinfonica Simón Bolívar”, and will be performed in spring 2015 in Caracas in the presence of the composer, who will also be the guest of the cultural and social project "El Sistema", conceived by José Antonio Abreu.
He has recently completed the composition "Aden" (2015) for strings chamber orchestra, written
for The “Amadeus Chamber Orchestra” of the Polish Radio directed to Agnieszka Duczmal.
His compositions have been published by M.A.P., Rugginenti, Sconfinarte and Taukay Editions.
From the 1st September 2013 his artistic activity is followed by the Brennecke-art in Vienna.
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