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Giulio Prandi

Giulio Prandi
Giulio Prandi graduated in orchestral conducting under the guidance of Donato Renzetti. He also graduated in singing and mathematics from the University of Pavia; and studied composition with Bruno Zanolini, and choral conducting with Domenico Zingaro at the Conservatory of Milan.    

He is artistic and musical director of Ghislierimusica, set in the historic Ghislieri College of Pavia, Italy; he is also founder and director of Ghislieri Choir & Consort which specialises in Italian sacred music of the eighteenth century, and the sacred works of Mozart and his contemporaries from the Salzburg area. His research has led to the rediscovery of many rare and unpublished sacred works by composers such as Galuppi, Perez and Jommelli. He and his ensemble are regularly invited to the major music festivals and concert halls of Europe. After a debut album for Amadeus magazine, in 2010 he began a series of recordings for Deutsche Harmonia Mundi - Sony with two further releases in the pipeline. Giulio Prandi has also worked with contemporary composer Fabio Vacchi, and has been active as an opera conductor. He is regularly invited to give lectures and workshops on Italian sacred music of the eighteenth century. Future engagements with Ghislieri Choir & Consort include performances in Italy, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Malta.