Andrea Montepaone, italian composer and conductor, was born and lives in Rome (birth date: November, 21st 1978). He early showed a natural inclination towards music. At the age of twelve he began studying piano and harmony under the teaching of Maestro Marco Albrizio, who showed him the rudiments of classical music. A few time later he also developed a remarkable passion for cinema that led him, while studying music, to deepen his knoledge of that discipline: he in fact took part amongst the judges in the “David Scuola” of the Ente David di Donatello Award and was honored with the first prize in 1998 for the best cinematographic analysis by the “Associazione Generale Italiana dello Spettacolo” (General Italian Association of Entertainment - AGIS).
In those years Maestro Montepaone began his work as a composer and arranger, taking care of every kind of music, especially privileging the use of traditional instruments and orchestra: he composed for movies, television, theater, chamber and symphonic and sacred music. Concerning movie scores he worked on several soundtracks, including “Il pesce pettine” by Maria Pia Cerulo with Stefania Sandrelli. Some of his original compositions and elaborations have been included in films and fictions receiving an excellent response from the audience, such as “Pius XII - Under the Roman Sky” by Christian Duguay (2010), “Eroi per caso” by Alberto Sironi (2011), four seasons of “Don Matteo” (2006 - 2011). Subsequently, his compositional activity has been particularly oriented towards the television world: in particular, the albums “De rerum natura” (2008), “Classico tensivo” (2012) and “Classico popolare” (2012) have met the favor of journalists and are often used for journalistic services, title sequences or commercials and programs of Italian televisions Rai and Mediaset. This possibility is offered by the vast repertoire of the composer: for the most varied situations to comment it is always possible to find highly evocative works that are well suited to the images. Precisely this original, melodic style and the orchestrations has allowed Andrea Montepaone to consolidate in a few years a reputation as a versatile and prolific author.
Last but not least, Andrea Montepaone’s collaborations in pop music: in 2008 he arranged and conducted the song “Il rubacuori” for the band “Tiromancino” at the 58th Sanremo Festival; in 2011 he collaborated with Tony Renis and with the trio Il Volo on their debut album; in 2014 he collaborated with Dolcenera, at the Coca Cola Summer Festival in Rome.
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