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Scogna Flavio Emilio

He was culturally and musically formed in the cities of Genoa, Bologna and Rome where he studied conducting and composition. He achieved his degree in Music at the Universiity of Bologna. In 1982/83 he studied conducting with Franco Ferrara and from 1984 to 1988 he collaborated with Luciano Berio. Scogna's works are performed everywhere in the world (Accademia Nazionale di S.Cecilia, Teatro Comunale di Firenze, Centre Pompidou in Paris, Konzerthaus in Vienna, Auditorium Nacional in Madrid, Teatro dell'Opera di Roma) and they are recorded on RCA, BMG Ariola as well as broadcasted by the major european radios and televisions (RAI, BBC, RNE, BRT, Radio France amongst the others). In 1988 he represented the RAI television network at the Prix Italia, with the radio work "L'Arpa Magica" based on a text by E. Sanguineti. He has given lectures and seminars regarding his own compositions, in Europe and in several colleges in the United States.

Besides being a composer, from 1990 he is an international acclaimed Orchestra Conductor both in the classical repertoire (He has revalued important classics as Pergolesi and Boccherini) and in the Twentieth century and contemporary repertoire (Satie and Rota). He conducted uncountable world premières of living composers. He directed some of the most important international symphonic orchestras such as the Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rai Symphonic Orchestra, the Rome Opera House Orchestra, the Hungarian State Symphonic Orchestra, the Raanana Sinfonietta of Israel, the Icelandic Symphonic Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Pomeriggi Musicali, the Cantelli Orchestra and the Symphonic Orchestra of Italy, as well as internationally acclaimed ensembles such asAlternance in Paris, The Accademia BizantinaCirculo in Madrid, the Ensemble Strumentale Scaligero and the Roma Sinfonietta. In 1995 he directed the opening concert for the celebration of the centenary of the International Music Festival of the Biennale di Venezia.

From 1999 he conducts the Cantelli Orchestra and the Symphonic Orchestra of Italy in Milan for the concerts of the music festival NovecentoMusica with Luigi Pestalozza as artistic director.

In October 2002 Scogna conducted the world première of his own opera La Memoria Perduta (The Lost Memory) produced, committed and staged by the Rome Opera House.

From 2006 he is Principal Conductor of the Ensemble Contemporaneo dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.

Scogna's discography comprises recordings for BMG (RCA Red Seal), Curci, RicordiMediastore, FonitCetra, DynamicTactus and Bongiovanni.

His CD recording of Schnittke's works (Dymanic S 2030) gained the highest rating (10) given by the magazine Répertoire in the year 2000.