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Pierangelo Valtinoni is an all-rounder who has studied composition, the conducting of orchestras and choirs as well as the organ and the piano * his passion, along with composing operas for children, is choir and organ music, but also contemporary music and music for film and television * founder and leader of the Paralleli Ensemble in Vicenza and conducted the Icarus Ensemble in Reggio Emilia whose tours included Milan, Munich, Amsterdam and Mexico * also conducted several symphonic orchestras, recording his own film music with the Orchestra di Roma * 1996 he represented his country in the European Choral Competition (other contestants included Manfred Trojahn for Germany, Arvo Pärt for Estonia and Tristan Murail for France), with stage performance at a festival concert in Santiago de Compostela and CD release * holds the position as teacher and vice director at the Vicenza conservatory, and he has also held numerous courses abroad, including Mexico City and recently Beijing

Boosey & Hawkes publishes Pierangelo Valtinoni's operas for young audiences:
Pinocchio (2001, enlarged version 2006)
The Snow Queen (2008–10)
The Wizard of Oz (2015-16)

Looking ahead: US premiere of his operatic version of [Alice in Wonderland] in Tulsa (Jun 2023); with the world premiere production of Valtinoni's The Little Prince after Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, La Scala Milan for the very first time shows a children's opera on its main stage (performances until Spring 2023)

Please also visit the composer's website at www.pierangelovaltinoni.it.

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