Biography


Composer and conductor, the third in a generation of musicians, begins, at an early age, his studies of clarinet, piano and violin with his father Giuseppe (clarinetist and composer), then enters the ‘Niccolò Piccinni’ conservatory in Bari. Continues his studies of composition and conducting at the ‘Conservatoire Superieure de Musique’ in Paris with Jacques Charpentier and graduates winning 1st Prize and Gold Medal with a Requiem Mass for soloists, chorus, Ondes Martenot and orchestra. From then on, he begins his intense activity as a composer, winning various international contests such as the “2 Agosto” in Bologna, where he received an official acclamation from Ennio Morricone as “the contest’s best composer”, and obtaining commissions from various musical institutions in the world. He composes chamber music, symphonic and operatic. Among his last compositions, the most representative are: Recuerdo de un olvido symphonic poem for mezzosoprano, baritone and orchestra on texts by Luis Cernuda, World first performed in the Teresa Carreño Theater in Caracas (Venezuela); “Hymne à la Beauté” symphonic poem for baritone and orchestra taken from “Les fleurs du mal” by Charles Baudelaire; Ma la Gloria non vedo symphonic vision for narrator and orchestra performed by the orchestra of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna and broadcast on national television RAI; Trittico michelangiolesco for voice, violin and flute on  three poems by Michelangelo Buonarroti; La vera Traviata scenic cantata in a prologue, 7 scenes and epilogue, libretto by Gaia Servadio, composed for Verdi’s bicentenary; La bottega dei sogni lyrical comedy in two acts, libretto by Nicola Saponaro, World first performed in the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari; Sette canti di luce e polvere (Seven songs of light and dust) for countertenor, tenor, clarinet, violin, cello and piano on 7 poemes by Nikola Madziov; Madrigali dei sogni for soprano and piano from L’Isottèo by Gabriele D’Annunzio.

Among his latest compositions: Il sogno di Dante (The dream of Dante) symphonic vision for baritone and small orchestra composed for the celebrations of the 750th anniversary of Dante's birth; Il Re cervo opera in 3 acts, libretto by Paolo Bosisio from the fairy tale of Carlo Gozzi; 

In 2012 is the Founder and Artistic Director of the International Competition of Sacred Music Composition Pope Benedict XVI. 

Finally, in 2018, for the celebrations of the centenary of the birth of his grandfather Angelo Inglese (1918-1990), he gave life to the National Band Composition Competition “Angelo Inglese”.

He has also taken care of many critical editions of symphonic and operistic works, such as the French version of Luigi Cherubini’s ‘Medea’ recorded for the first time ever in CD by the NUOVA ERA label, which will be represented under his direction at the Tblisi Opera Festival 2019. The same year two world premieres will be staged: Shim Chung opera in 3 acts on a libretto by Karen Saillant, inspired by the homonymous Korean legend, a work commissioned by the International Opera Theater of Philadelphia, on the occasion of the centenary of the independence of Korea of the South (1919-2019), which will be performed in the theaters of Philadelphia, Seoul and Città della Pieve; La chitarra nell'oceano (The guitar in the ocean) musical comedy in 3 acts on a libretto by Carmine Monaco with original songs by Angelo Inglese senior, which will involve the Italian and Venezuelan scenes.