Italian composer and conductor, Angelo Sormani graduated in trumpet, in composition of electronic music, in experimental composition, in choral singing and choir and band instrumentation at the Conservatory “G.Verdi” in Milan where he got his degree with honors Level II in the direction, composition and band instrumentation.
He attended specialization courses in analysis, composition and band instrumentation at the European Institute Superior Band of Trento. Parallel to his musical studies he graduated in “Computer Science” at the University of Milan.
Angelo Sormani is Professor of Laboratory of Technology and Physics at Institute “Da Vinci Ripamonti” in Como, Theory and Harmony of Music in the School of Civic Philharmonic Lugano.
He is the conductor of many bands: A. Manzoni “Civic Band” of Lecco, “Città di Mariano Comense” and “Santa Cecilia” of Costa Masnaga. He is founder and artistic director of Insubria Wind Orchestra.
He works as arranger, conductor and composer with “Horns of La Scala” in Milan, which he has made concerts in prestigious theaters and Italian festivals (including the Teatro Regio in Parma, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Festival “Sounds of the Dolomites”).
He obtained significant awards in international composition competitions: “L. Russolo “in Varese,” City of Pavia “,”V. Bucchi” in Rome; Corciano Composition Competition for Original Band (awarded in three editions),” Peter Pernice “of Syracuse (awarded in two editions),”Pellegrino Caso” of Vietri sul mare, “La prime Lus” in Bertiolo, Anbima of Udine, “Romualdo Marenco in Novi Ligure (awarded in two editions), Sinnai (awarded in two editions), Mugnano.
Angelo Sormani receives commissions for original compositions (including the International Festival of Military Bands of Modena, the Municipal Musique Strasbourg Illkirch-Graffenstaden) and is invited in juries of competitions for composition and execution or as a lecturer in band courses and stages (Europe and United States).
His compositions are recorded on CDs by important Italian Wind Orchestras and are published by BAM Beyond Any Music, Scomegna, Animando and Da Vinci Publishing.