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Guido Umberto Sacco (Piano)

Born: 1981 - Italy

The Italian pianis and composert, Guido Umberto Sacco, began his musical studies at age 7. He obtained his Diploma in Piano from the Conservatory of Brescia (2003, vote 9/10), as a candidate a private student, under the guidance of the teacher Maria Teresa Mendicini. He participated in Consummation Middle Composition (traditional course) at the Milan Conservatory (2004), under the guidance of Elizabeth Brusa. Hae obtained Academic Diploma Degree in Composition from the Conservatory of Brescia (2007 110/110 e Lode), under the guidance of Paul Ugoletti; Academic Diploma II level to address Didactic (D. M. 137/2007 - Enabling AJ77) from the Conservatory of Brescia (2009, rating 99/100), thesis supervisor: Professor Francesco Gatta. He also attended for over five years, master-classes held by Maestro Pier Narciso Masi, a central figure in its path to artistic training, deepening the study of the great masterpieces of the piano repertoire; Course of specialization Piano Triennale (January 2004-December 2006) at Cultural Association "Arcangelo Corelli" (Fusignano); Annual Postgraduate Course in Piano (November 2006-June 2007) at Music Academy of Florence; Biennial Course of Improvement in piano (November 2007-June 2009) at Music Academy of Florence; summer seminars Belluno (Dolomites Symphonia Orchestra Association) 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009.

Always interested in extemporaneous aspects of musical creation, Guido Umberto Sacco attended some improvisation courses:: summer workshops of the Berklee College of Music in Boston (Berklee Summer School at Umbria Jazz Clinics, Perugia, 2000), among the teachers and the lecturers: Gary Burton, James Moody, Wynton Marsalis, Eric Reed, Russell Hoffmann and Cinzia Gizzi; Course of improvisation at the piano by the method Emile Jacques-Dalcroze held by Proessor Christiane Montadon (Geneva) at the Conservatory of Vicenza in 2005. He attended the course of Music for the image (music and sound design for film, television, video and multimedia) at the International Academy of Music in Milan (January-July 2010). Education courses: training course InNovaMusica - ANSAS (ex Indire) (2012); The contribution of music education for pupils with learning difficulties, disabilities and other BES - SIEM (2014).

Competitions: National Competition Città di Sesto San Giovanni 1998 - II Prize; National Competition Città di Sesto San Giovanni 2001 - III Prize; National Competition Città di Sesto San Giovanni 2003 - The Prize (absolute); Composition Competition "Luca Marenzio" (Brescia) - 2007 The Prize (absolute)..

Original compositions for the theater project Il suono della Parola (The Sound of the Word), with actor Antonio Zanoletti and theologian Luca Moscatelli (cultural association Kairos, Brugherio, 2007).
Article by educational-musical character entitled Metodo di studio e significati musicali (con riferimenti alla Fenomenologia di Husserl) (Method of study and musical meanings (with references to the Phenomenology of Husserl)), published in the journal Brescia Musica" (No. 115, June 2009).
Soundtrack of the short film Il Braccio Destro by Elena Maggioni (2010), made in collaboration with Federico Visi.
Video Soundtrack Destruction of Cluster Munition Stockpiles in Moldova by Werner Anderson (Cox As Oslo, 2010), in collaboration with Federico Visi. The video, produced on behalf of Norwegian People's Aid, released on DVD (in thousands of copies) and sent to relevant institutions and organizations from different countries, has been designed with the aim of spreading the destruction programs in reserves of cluster bombs in signatories to the Convention on Cluster Munitions.
Original compositions for musical-theater Un dolce suono (choir Women in Canto, 2011) and Tornate per ultimi (chamber group Amaranta, 2011), created for the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy. The shows were staged in several Italian cities receiving both from the public and critics. Tornate per ultimi was also presented on the occasion of the celebrations for the opening of the Memorial Garibaldi (Caprera Island, 2011), the presence of the President of the Republic Giorgio Napolitano.
Engraving of the song Petite Ouverture à Danser by Erik Satie for the soundtrack of the short film Il Compleanno by Joseph Edward Roč (Roč Film, 2012).

Guido Umberto Sacco has performed in piano recitals and several of his compositions have been performed in public concerts.

Guido Consoli and Claudio Bonometti: "A due voci" (Fuori Rotta Music 2011) - contains the song Lampyris Noctiluca.
Guido Umberto Sacco: "The Secret Sketchbook" (Independent, 2011) (remastered in 2016).
Guido Umberto Sacco: "L'Attesa" (2nd Version) (independent, 2014) - single.
Guido Umberto Sacco: "Music for Dodos" (Tranquilo, 2014).
Guido Umberto Sacco, J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 (Tranquilo, 2015).
Guido Umberto Sacco, O Rei do Futebol (Stadium Version) (Tranquilo, 2016) - single.

Teaching: Guido Umberto Sacco taught Complementary Piano at the Conservatory of Brescia in the year 2006-2007 as academic teaching assistant. Since 2009 he has worked as a teacher of piano and support in secondary schools of First Instance of the province of Milan.

Source: Guido Umberto Sacco Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (December 2016)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (December 2016)

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