Dominga Giannone studied Piano (B.A. earned in 2011) with Cinzia Falco, Composition (M. A. in Harmony, Counterpoint, Fugue and Composition earned in 2016) with Gian Luca Baldi and Massimo Gianfreda and Conducting (M. A. earned in 2014) with Rino Marrone, Giovanni Pelliccia and Marco Angius in Bari’s “Conservatorio di Musica N. Piccinni” (Puglia, Italy).

As pianist and conductor, she took part to several Masterclasses in the UK (London, Manchester), Germany (Berlin) and Italy with Aldo Ciccolini, Piero Rattalino, Riccardo Risaliti, Paul Badura Skoda, Marco Angius, Giorgio Vidusso, Aquilles Delle Vigne, Ivan Fedele, Ovidiu Balan, Achim Holub, Roberto Paternostro and Mark Heron among others. As pianist, she took part to more than 20 competitions, obtaining very good results, such as: 1st prize with 98/100 at concorso “Città di Giovinazzo”, concorso “Gian Franco Lupo” (Matera), Concorso Europeo A.M.L.E. (Monopoli), at Concorso “I.Strawinsky” (Bari), Rassegna Giovanissimi Talenti” (Trani), concorso “Città di Formia”, “Don Vincenzo Vitti” (Castellana Grotte). As pianist, she is part of “Ensemble Caelium” with Elsa Ernestina Gianfreda (Soprano) and Carlo Giuseppe Monaco (Baritone).

Since 2014 she works as principal conductor of the “Risonanze del Levante” ensemble, a chamber ensemble specialised on contemporary repertoire. Since 2015 she worked as assistant conductor and rehearsals pianist next to Roland Böer, Marco Angius and Rino Marrone. With the collaboration of prof. Rino Marrone and prof. Pierfranco Moliterni (Università degli studi “Aldo Moro” – Bari, Italy/Conservatorio di Musica N. Piccinni – Bari, Italy) she contributed to the foundation of Bari’s University Orchestra called Orchestra Athenaeum. In this context, she has worked as assistant conductor and orchestra pianist and organist from 2015 to 2018. During the 40°, 41° and 42° editions of the “Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte di Montepulciano” she worked as assistant conductor and pianist (with Royal Northern College of Music ensemble) for the staging of the world premières of two contemporary operas: Idroscalo Pasolini by Stefano Taglietti (music) and Carlo Pasquini (libretto) and Icarus by David Blake (music) and Keith Warner (libretto).

She debuted in Foggia (Teatro Giordano, 27 June 2015) with Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro” and in Montepulciano (Teatro Poliziano, 16 July 2017) with Salieri’s “Il mondo alla rovescia”. In September of the same year she was invited as guest conductor at Nairobi’s St. Paul’s University (Kenya) for benefits concerts to promote peace in Kenya, also offering tuition and vocal coaching to the St.Paul’s University Chapel Choir, young conducting students and orchestra. By October 2018 she is the head conductor and trainer of the German mixed choir Goldkehlchen Syndicat (Hamburg, Germany), and from March 2018 she works as principal conductor of Hesperia Brass Band and of ITA Trumpet Ensemble, in collaboration with Italian Trumpet Academy (ITA) and Angelo Cavallo (trumpet). In ITA context,  she works as teacher, pianist and composer/arranger. As a conductor, she was invited in many festivals all over Europe, such as, among others, the international chamber music festival ‘Trame Sonore’ (Mantova, Italy), the ‘Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte di Montepulciano’ (Montepulciano, Italy), the ‘Girovagando’ festival (Sassari, Italy), the ‘Vocal Colours’ festival (Hamburg, Germany).

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