Vincenzo Cipriani is a composer, organist, and pianist whom graduated with a first class classical degree from the Academy of Music “N. Piccinni” of Bari. Cipriani’s education also includes a degree in jazz music at the Academy of Music of Monopoli as well.
The artist is a teacher at the Academy of Music of Matera in Theory, Solfeggio and Musical Dictation. Some of his teaching disciplines include: Ear training, composition for popular music, teaching of improvisation, analysis of composing forms, and an orientation to the jazz piano.
The Maestro is the Artistic Director at the “E.P. Santomasi” Foundation of Gravina in Puglia – a No Profit Company founded in 1920 (www.fondazionesantomasi.it) – and as organist, he is deeply involved in concert activities, either as soloist or in chamber ensemble. As a soloist, he has participated in organ festivals in Italy and abroad ( Monreale, Padua, Munich of Bavaria, Nottingham, Satu Mare – Romania ).
Cipriani is regularly invited as Choir Maestro for operas, like Il Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi at the “Theatre” of Camerino (Starting from April 2004); for Lyric Academy “Katia Ricciarelli”, a project coordinated and planned by Lorenzo Arruga.
The Maestro was founder and conductor from 1989 to 2001 of the polyphonic chorus “Psallite Deo” in Gravina in Puglia, with whom he has given many concerts as conductor, pianist and organist. The artist’s repertory here included everything from the ancient polyphony a cappella to classical choral repertory. The uniqueness of the composer is that he includes both musical influences from African American Spirituals to Ellington to pop music.
The young Maestro is President of the “Lemurge Progetto Cultura Association” and Artistic Conductor of the fifth edition of the International Competition for Piano “Benedetto XIII Prize”. The artist was also awarded the “Silver Plate of the President of the Republic” for artistic merit in Gravina in Puglia.
In May 2010 Vincenzo Cipriani was pickup by the record label Velut Luna of Padua. The CD Vincenzo Cipriani WEKE (Music for Piano and Strings), was later released. The CD is some of Cipriani’s best work with original compositions written for piano and strings. There are also some surprise contemporary artist arrangements on this CD as well.