Accursio Antonio Cortese

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At the age of five he began studying music and organ with his grandfather Domenico Imbornone, former director of the "G.Verdi" band of Sciacca. At the “V. Bellini ”in Palermo, he obtained the Diploma in Piano with Onorato Buogo and the I and II level degree in Composition with 110 cum laude and mention of merit with Marco Betta. He obtained a high-level diploma in composition with Ivan Fedele at the National Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome with full marks. He specialized in composing music for films with the Oscar winner Luis Bacalov and in opera with Giorgio Battistelli, both at the Chigiana Music Academy in Siena. He studied Conducting with Carmelo Caruso, Choral Music and Choir Conducting with Marco Ghiglione. He deepens Jazz Music by attending international seminars in Siena, where he studies: Jazz Composition and Orchestration with Giancarlo Schiaffini and Bruno Tommaso; arrangement for Big Band with Giancarlo Gazzani and Analysis of Jazz Forms with Stefano Zenni. At "Roccella Jazz" (in Roccella Jonica) he attended the seminars of: Jazz Composition with Stefano Bollani and the Cinema and Jazz Laboratory with Salvatore Bonafede and with the directors Cipri 'and Maresco; of Piano and Jazz Improvisation with Danilo Rea, with Dado Moroni at the "Sicilian Music Academy E. Randisi" in Piazza Armerina and with David Kikoski at the "Palermo jazz" music school. He attended the courses of Music Theory and Morphology and Music History at the “University of Palermo” with professors D. Oliveri and P.E. Carapezza. To his credit a conspicuous catalog of compositions that includes titles for Symphonic, Chamber, Sacred, Opera and Cinema Music. In his musical language, styles and traditions of varied origins coexist in a sort of timbre, melodic, harmonic and rhythmic globalization. In 2014, commissioned by the ICO Foundation, he wrote the arrangements and orchestrations for the Sud Sound System and the Tito Schipa Symphony Orchestra and composed the work in one act From B612 for solos, orchestra and electronics. He won the call of the "Biennale Opera College" of Venice for the production of an opera in 2014. His music has been performed both in Italy and abroad in prestigious places such as the "Auditorium Parco della Musica" in Rome, the 'Auditorium della Rai, the Roman Amphitheater in Lecce, "Teatro Politeama" in Palermo and at important institutions including "La Biennale di Venezia", ​​"Le Orestiadi" by Gibellina, "Amici della musica" in Palermo and broadcast on Sky Classica , Rai radio 3 and Euroclassical Tv.
Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

String Quartet


Altaria per quartetto d archi (2019)

Chamber Ensemble (5 - 9 instruments)


Sceusa Quintetto per pianoforte e archi (2017)
Sedma per ensemble (2014)

Opera


From B 612 opera in un atto (2015)
O-X-A Opera da camera (2014)

Other Orchestral Ensembles


Concerto per pianoforte e orchestra (2015)
Altaria per quartetto d archi (2019)
Concerto per pianoforte e orchestra (2015)
From B 612 opera in un atto (2015)
O-X-A Opera da camera (2014)
Sceusa Quintetto per pianoforte e archi (2017)
Sedma per ensemble (2014)