San Fedele Academy for young composers 2011/2012

10/2012 San Fedele – IT

Eleven young composers under the age of 35 chosen by the San Fedele Academy  worked together during several months attending the master-classes of the composers Helmut Lachenmann, Johannes Schöllhorn, Ivan Fedele, Alessandro Solbiati and Stefano Gervasoni with the aim of creating a new musical work for string quartet inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy.

Then the instrumentalists of the Quartetto Prometeo worked on the closest to the young composers and a preview-concert of the pieces has been presented, at the occasion of a private concert at the Pharos Foundation in Cyprus on 15th September 2012 – at the occasion of the 4th Pharos International Contemporary Music Festival, thanks to an invitation from its Artistic Director Evis Sammoutis.

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After having passed this “test” the concert has bien presented again, at the San Fedele Foundation in Milano on on 15th October 2012.



Dante-Project (2012) – Quartetto Prometeo

Musical journey in 11 stations on the Divine Comedy – World premieres

Monday the 15th of October 2012 Ore 20.30

Auditorium San Fedele, Milan

Music dramatization of the Divine Comedy for string quartet written by the Finalists of the San Fedele Prize Milan, coming from Europe and Venezuela. Dante-Project is the result of 15 months of composers’ work-shop as a team starting from a common Idea of representation of the Divine Comedy in the form of itinerancy (eleven stations), thinking about the cognitive journey of Dante through the drama of human freedom. The aim wasn’t the transposition of the countless riches of the “holistic” work of Dante, in fact, were chosen only certain elements characteristic of the three canticles, musically and symbolically significant: the static nature of Hell, the Beatitudes of the Purgatory and the light of Paradise. The performance  Dante-Project will be made ​​a DVD version by director Francis Leprino.


You can listen to short excperts of the pieces on our soundcloud.


INFERNO, descent 20’

Vito Zuraj (1979) – Introitus “erranza e smarrimento”

Antonin Servière (1977) – Studio I sulla staticità

Carlo Ciceri (1980) – Studio II sulla staticità


PURGATORIO, ascent and beatitudes 20’

Franco Venturini (1977) – Beati pauperes spiritu

Aurélien Dumont (1980) – Beati pacifici

Mirtru Escalona (1976) – Beati qui sitiunt iustitiam

Antonio Covello (1985) – Beati mundo corde


PARADISO, canto e tre studi sulla luce 20’

Roberto Vetrano (1982) – “Il dolce canto”

Vittorio Montalti (1984) – Studio sulla luce I

Evis Sammoutis (1979) – Studio sulla luce II

Pasquale Corrado (1979) – Studio sulla luce III


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Read the interview with Antonio Pileggi, in charge of the musical section at San Fedele Foundation and have a look at the photos.

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