Giovanni Pizzitola is an Italian composer and pianist, he was born in Alcamo on the 19th November, 1975.
Thanks to his father Isidoro, he approached what it would become the passion of his life music.
He began his musical studies at the age of 11, and in 2018 he obtained a B.A. degree in Composition at the “Alessandro Scarlatti” Palermo Conservatory of Music – with full marks 110/110, honors and an honorable mention – under the guidance of the masters Marco Betta and Giovanni D’Aquila.
In 2022 Giovanni reaches another important training course, brilliantly achieving the second level academic diploma in composition Master degree M.A. under the leadership of Maestro Giovanni D’Aquila, at the “Alessandro Scarlatti” Conservatory of Music of Palermo.
He attended international composition masterclass held by the french-argentine conductor and composer Oscar Strasnoy, italian composer and organist Francesco Filidei and the italian composer Salvatore Sciarrino.
His works embrace a savant and emotional language through the typical canons of classical and contemporary classical music, without excluding atonal and minimalist experiences.
A synthesis of my biggest passion
At four years old I began to love music listening my dad’s songs. At nine I got my first barrel-organ. At eleven I began my musical studies, at twelve my hands started moving the soul.
The catalog of his works
The catalogue of his works includes various styles like piano solo compositions, symphonic repertoire, sacred music, musical score compositions, chamber and opera music.
His works are currently edited and published by Univesal Edition (Vienna).
For Pizzitola, music is a holistic sensory experience. She sees her music as an reflection of her individual artistic vision, a unique expression that invites the listener on a journey through multidimensional soundscapes.
Summary of the successes of his career
In 2017, a commission of experts chose Introspezione for the “Bozar Next Generation” event – among the most relevant international events dedicated to contemporary classical composers – included in the “International Rostrum of Composers” project, that took place at the Centre for Fine Arts (Bozar), Brussels.
The composition was included in the schedule of the Massimo Theatre (Palermo) for the New Music 2017 event and performed in the ONU Hall on 25th October. Subsequently Introspezione was also selected by the Artistic Director Ulrich Hauschild and performed in the Henry Le Boeufzaal Hall of the Bozar (Brussels) on 19th November.
In June 2018, Giovanni conceives Analepsis – a piano, choir and orchestra suite – which shows an important poetic and dramaturgical turning point in his career as a composer.
In this work, Giovanni summarized philological and musical aspects that are enclosed in his rich experience at Palermo Conservatory of Music.
The composition was shown at the final exam of the academic path and performed by orchestra and choir in the Ferrara Hall of Palermo Conservatory of Music, on the 10th of November, 2018.
On 23 March 2022 on the occasion of the final exam of the second level academic course in composition, at the A. Scarlatti Conservatory in Palermo, in the splendid setting of the Rosario di S. Cita oratory, the composer presents a stage version of some arias taken from his own work entitled “Esopera” lyric tale in three scenes on a libretto by the Master and playwright, Chiara Lidia Giacopelli.