FLUTE Member Of The Week
January 3 to 9, 2000

Ciaccona dell'Ogliastra (E. Galante)
from Sciare di Fuoco
(Ricordi 74321 640092
Emilio Galante was born in Bologna, Italy. At the Bologna Musical Academy he studied composition, and flute and in 1979 received his final Conservatory Diplom in flute. Galante also studied Philosophy at the Bologna University where he took a degree delivering a dissertation on Musical Aesthetics. In 1982, he got the Masterclass Diplom at the Musical Academy in Munich, Germany, where he studied with Walter Theurer. Galante has been a soloist as well as playing in chamber ensembles in Italy, Austria, France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Russia, USA and Santo Domingo. He has also be soloist in La Scala (Milano), La Fenice (Venice), and Salburger Residenz. He has freelanced as first flute in various Italian and German orchestras such as OSER and Pomeriggi Musicali.

Galante has also recorded for various labels and national radio broadcasting. For the Italian label Scatola Sonora, in 1993 he recorded "Linea d'Ombra" (Shadow Line), a cd for solo flute and live electronics with his own compositions, and in 1996, "Doppio Sogno" (Double Dream), a work in duo with nine different musicians, coming from classical and jazz. At the beginning of 1999 his new CD, "Sciare di Fuoco", was published by BMG-Ricordi. It is a work for eight musicians, inspired by the landscapes of the southern islands.

Falls House Press has published some of his pieces, such as "I Monti Pallidi", commissioned in 1994 by the Japanese flute ensemble Piacere. Other music as a concert for flute and strings, "March in Paris", is published by Sonzogno. In august 1997 he was invited performing his own music at the Chicago NFA Convention. He was invited by the italian and the slovenian flute conventions too.

Emilio Galante performs now mostly as a soloist, and in a woodwind quintet, Kamera Quintet, with which he recorded a CD of self-transcribed progressive rock masterpieces (Genesis, King Crimson, Gentle Giant, Yes). He also teaches at the Conservatorio Trento.

Emilio Galante

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