Biography

Giulio De Carlo, born in 1981 in Catanzaro, Italy. Flutist, choir director and composer of classical music, mostly for a cappella or accompained choir.

Over the years he has relentlessly sought to improve his skills, devoting himself to deepening his knowledge and understanding of classical music, especially choral.

He has deepened his knowledge by participating in numerous courses of specialization held by different teachers (Pier Paolo Scattolin, Walter Marzilli, Francesco Romano, Roberta Paraninfo, Lorenzo Donati, Manolo Da Rold, Mauro Marchetti, Z. Randall Stroope, Franco Radicchia, Matteo Valbusa).

From 2002 to 2015 he was actively involved with the Polyphonic Choir S. Antoniosupervising the musical formation of the vocal group.

Since 2015 he is the Director of the Polyphonic Choir Singing Cluster.

In 2017, he composed original soundtracks for two tragedies (Euripides’ Medea and a reinterpretation of Aeschylus’ Prometheus), commissioned by the Teatro di Calabria, Aroldo Tieri.

His compositional activity has led him to collaborate, in Italy and around the world, with famous conductors, artists and instrumentalists, who have performed on several occasions his works.

We remember Pier Paolo Scattolin (Coro Euridice), Mauro Marchetti (Coro Città di Roma), Jessica Lot (Coro di voci bianche del Contrà Camolli), Gianfranco Cambareri (Coro Giovanile Calabrese), Fabiana Noro (Coro Polifonico di Ruda), Monica Faja (Æolian Vocal Ensemble), Marina Mungai (Coro Note Blu), Franco Radicchia (Tritonus e Armoniosoincanto), Brady Allred (Salt Lake Vocal Artists), Anthony Go Villanueva (Kammerchor Manila), Ivan Yohan (Lassenne Vocale), Kinga Sirákné Kemény (Diósd Women's Choir), Julian Bryson (Infinitus Choir), Clifford W. King  (Rocky Mountain Chamber Choir) Scott MacPherson e Gregory Ristow (Cleveland Chamber Choir), Douglas McCall (West Liberty University), Joseph Mitchell (Tony Hillerman MS & Volcano Vista HS).

He has collaborated with the duo Two for New of Francesco Silvestri and Giovanni De Luca, with the Magna Graecia Flute Choir of the late Maestro Sebastiano Valentino and with the poets and lyricists Elisa Gastaldon and Charles Anthony Silvestri, producing several original works.

Awards and Honors

  • December 2019XVI national competition of composition of Christmas carols in Calabrian vernacular

    Third place in the XVI national competition of composition of Christmas carols in Calabrian vernacular organized by the Organizazione Cori Calabria with the piece U pastureddhru.
  • October 2020international composition competition Nuove musiche dalla Livenza

    In October 2020 his piece "L’aquilone" received a special mention in the international composition competition Nuove musiche dalla Livenza. In the same month he has presented his piece "O magnum mysterium" during the reading session organized by the Italian Association of Choir Directors in Assisi (Perugia).
  • May 2021 international composition competition “... a riveder le stelle”

    In May 2021 his piece "L'amor che move il sole e l'altre stelle" received a special mention in the international composition competition "...a riveder le stelle" organized by the Italian Association of Choir Directors.
  • June 2021 USA Music Composition International Competition

    In June 2021 his piece "The hidden garden" received the Grand Prize at the USA Music Composition International Competition held by the International Youth Music Competitions - IYMC.
  • September 2021International Ave Verum Composition Competition 2021 – Baden

    On 14 September 2021 his Ave verum corpus received a special mention at the International Ave Verum Composition Competition 2021 – Baden.
  • December 2021International Music Competition held by the International Youth Music Competitions

    In December 2021 his piece "The hidden garden" won the “GOLD MEDAL ABSOLUTE WINNER USA ARTISTS OF THE YEAR” at the International Music Competition held by the International Youth Music Competitions - IYMC.
  • December 2021II National Competition of Composition and Elaboration of Texts and Christmas Songs

    On 30 December 2021 he won the second place at the II National Competition of Composition and Elaboration of Texts and Christmas Songs in Italian organized by the Organization Cori Calabria with the piece "Ecco, viene Natale".
  • February 2022First International Choral Composition Competition of Preveza

    On 18 February 2022 his "Descendit de cælis" received a special mention at the First International Choral Composition Competition of Preveza 2022.
  • April 2022First International Choral Composition Competition "Bondì cara Venezia"

    On 11 April 2022 his "Addio a Venezia" received a special mention at the First International Choral Composition Competition "Bondì cara Venezia".
  • April 2022Vincenzo Amato - International Choral Contest 4th edition

    On 30 April 2022 his piece "At Midnight" won the second place (first prize not awarded) at the Choral Composition Competition held within the fourth edition of the Vincenzo Amato - International Choral Contest.
  • July 2022call for scores for the publication "ANDCI collection"

    On 18 July 2022 his piece "Hope is the thing with feathers" was selected in the call for scores for the publication "ANDCI collection - cori giovanili e scolastici" published by Sonitus.
  • July 2023Rocky Mountain Chamber Choir Call for Compositions

    On July 25 2023 his composition "Lullaby to my children" was among the finalists at the Rocky Mountain Chamber Choir Call for Compositions 2023
  • September 2023call for scores for the publication "ANDCI collection"

    On September 1 2023 his piece "Rorate coeli desuper" was selected in the call for scores for the publication "Andci collection Vol. 6 - Otto autori per il Coro Nazionale di ANDCI - Natale 2023" published by Sonitus.
  • October 2023 International Composition Competition "Cantico"

    On October 5 2023 his composition "Cantico delle creature" received a special mention at the International Composition Competition "Cantico" organized by the National Association of Italian Choir Directors for the 800th anniversary of the Cantico delle creature by Francesco d'Assisi.