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Panfili Riccardo

Born in Terni, Italy, on April 7th 1979, he obtained his diploma in piano with ten out of ten, and a honours mention under the guidance of maestro E. Maestosi.
He also obtained his diploma in composition with ten out of ten under the guidance of maestro Ivan Vandor in Rome.

He studied composition with Maestro Azio Corghi atAccademia Romanini in Brescia. While still very young, he received invaluable guidance from MaestroVieri Tosatti in drafting of his first compositions. He was awarded a prize by the "Sergio Secci" Foundation, and a composition commissioned by the same Foundation was performed on that occasion: Cabaret sospetto, for instruments, soprano, and two speakers.
He specialized in composition at Accademia Chigiana in Siena with Maestro Azio Corghi, who awarded him the Diploma of Merit during the 2004 and 2005 classes.
He was admitted to Accademia Filarmonica in Bologna and has been studying there since September 2007 in Azio Corghi's high composition class.

In 2006, he won the first prize in the Santa Cecilia of Rome International Competition with Danzario, a piece for orchestra, that was performed in Auditorium "Parco della Musica" in Rome on February 7th-9th-10th 2009 and at "Festival de Musica de las Canarias" on February, 14th-16th 2009 with the S. Cecilia Symphonic Orchestra, conducted by M° Antonio Pappano.
In 2008 he won the second prize at the 6th Composition Competition "Henry Dutilleux" (2007), president of the jury being Henry Dutilleux himself (219 participants from 41 countries worldwide).
Again in 2008, he received the third prize at the "EInternational Composition Competition in Val Tidone "Egidio Carella". In the same year he was selected at the 7th International Competition organised by Taukay Publishing in Udine, and he won thethird prize of "Ton de Leeuw International" competition (Tirana, Albania).
In February 2009 a CD with his composition was published by Taukay Edition, and in August 2011 he won the first prize of International Composition Competition "A Camillo Togni" (president of the jury being Mauro Bortolotto).

The Teatro La Scala in Milan has commissioned him a piece for orchestra that will be performed, in world premiere, in the 2012-2013 season, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy.

In February 2010 the piece Le Roi Bombance, for four percussionists - commissioned by the National Orchestra of Rai in Turin - was selected for the prestigious International Rostrum of Composers, at Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbona, Portugal.
During the summer of 2010, the "melologo" Quando cade l'acrobata entrano i clowns - with text by Walter Veltroni, Italy's former Minister for Cultural Affairs and Vice Prime Minister - was performed in the prestigious setting of the Ravello Festival.

He has collaborated with distinguished musicians, including Antonio Pappano, Pietro Mianiti, Fabio Maestri, Vittorio Parisi, Carlos Izcaray, Mauro Bonifacio, and his compositions have been performed by Orchestra Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Rome), Orchestra Nazionale della Rai (Turin), Orchestra Filarmonica di Torino (Turin), Orchestra "A. Toscanini" di Parma, Dedalo Ensemble, Ensemble InCanto, Tema Ensemble, Ensemble Dutilleux Tours, Ton de Leuuw Ensemble (Tirana) among others.
He collaborates regularly with the percussion quartet Tetraktis.

His works are published by Rai Trade (a publishing division of Italy's national TV and radio broadcaster) and Suvini Zerboni.