FINALIST OF THE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE IN COMPOSITION 2009
After obtaining his diplomas in Composition, Choral Music and Choral Direction at Alessandria Conservatory, Paolo Boggio studied with Azio Corghi at the Accademia Nazionale di S.Cecilia, Rome. Under Corghi’s guidance he also followed the Specialization Course for Composers at the Accademia di Perfezionamento di Composizione G. Petrassi – Fondazione Arturo Toscanini, Parma. In addition he attended a Post Graduate Course in Composition at the Royal College of Music, London and is currently in England studying for a PhD Research Doctorate at Birmingham University (Department of Music). His works have been awarded prizes and mentioned in numerous national and international composition competitions. Mainly interested in composing for full orchestra, he has also made a careful study of music theatre (his one-act opera buffo La verità sul caso Colemar, based on the figure of Carmelo Bene, for which he also wrote the libretto, won 1° Prize at the 2° Concorso Nazionale di Composizione-Parco Nazionale delle Cinque Terre in 2005). His works, also his instrumental works, have an expressive-gestural force of style that is frequently defined as neo-expressionist. In 1998 the Italian Film Library commissioned him to rewrite the music for the recently restored version of Corsi and Falena’s silent film Frate Sole (1918). Paolo Boggio has also studied film script and direction and wrote La passione di Orfeo (script and project for full-length film) and the short Fidelio (co-director, co-scriptwriter and composer of the soundtrack). Fidelio was awarded a special prize by the jury at the Pescara Alternative Film Festival. His works are published by RAI Trade–Musical Editions and Bérben. In addition he has taught Musical Theory at the Conservatories of Brescia and Adria and has also taught at the Turin Civic School of Music, at Mantua and Cosenza Conservatories and at the Civic School of Music of Asti.
Finalist Work: Advanced Level
Non andare! (for soprano and pianoforte)