Michele Vannelli owes his musical training to Francesco Tasini, under whose guidance he graduated in organ & organcomposition at the “G. Frescobaldi ” Conservatory of Ferrara; laterhe graduated in harpsichord and vocal composition & choir directionstudying with Marina Scaioli and Maria Elena Mazzella. He graduated cum laudein D. A. M. S. University of Bologna; in the same university he carried aresearch doctorate in musicology, giving a dissertation on the three books ofvespers with eight voices (I, VII & XI) by Giovanni Paolo Colonna. Since 2006 he is maestro di cappella of the Basilica of San Petronio,commission followed by a four-year term as director of the choir of the sameinstitution. He is also an organist, since 2014, in the Cattedrale metropolitanadi San Pietro. He is the founder and director of the Ensemble D. S. G., a vocaland instrumental ensemble engaged in the rediscovery, study and execution ofseventeenth-century Italian musical heritage, with particular attention to thevocal production of the Emilia area.
He has an intense concert activity as a conductor, choirmaster, organist andharpsichordist, collaborating with ensembles specialized in the execution ofthe literature of the xvi, xvii and xviii century (A Sei Voci / Bernard Fabre-Garrus; Ensemble Concerto /Roberto Gini) and participating in important Italian and European festivals. Heis also a composer and curator of hundreds of transcriptions and criticaleditions of scores. He has recorded for Claves, Dynamic, Studio SM and Tactus. He teaches choral music and choir conducting at the “B. Maderna “Conservatory of Cesena and theory of harmony & analysis, Gregorian chantand tuning at the” G. B. Martini ” Conservatory of Bologna. In2016, Pope Francesco awarded him the “medaglia del pontificato nell’ambitodel Premio delle Pontificie Accademie”.
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