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. Antonio,
supervising 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
On 28 December 2019 he won the third place in the XVI national competition of composition of Christmas carols in Calabrian vernacular organized by the Organizazzione Cori Calabria with the piece U pastureddhru.
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).
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.
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.
On 14 September 2021 his Ave verum corpus received a special mention at the International Ave Verum Composition Competition 2021 – Baden.
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.
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.
On 18 February 2022 his Descendit de cælis received a special mention at the First International Choral Composition Competition of Preveza 2022.
On 11 April 2022 his Addio a Venezia received a special mention at the First International Choral Composition Competition "Bondì cara Venezia".
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.
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.
On July 25 2023 his composition Lullaby to my children was among the finalists at the Rocky Mountain Chamber Choir Call for Compositions 2023.
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.
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.