Swiss composer Ivo Antognini (b. 1963) has been described as „an important new voice“ by The American Organist Magazine, the most widely- read journal devoted to organ and choral music in the world.
His choral works have won awards in many national and international choral composition events, and are performed all over the world by first-rate choirs. Antognini writes music for choirs of all levels and has a distinctive personal style.
He is the composer-in-residence of the world-class children‘s choir Coro Calicantus.
In July 2012, Antognini was invited by the American Choral Directors Association to present his choral music at the 7th World Choir Games in Cincinnati OH, USA, where he was one of the adjudicators.
In 2013, his O Magnum Mysterium was listed as the “Editor's Choice” by J.W. Pepper.
He serves as professor of ear training and piano at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano (Switzerland).
His choral pieces are published by Alliance Music Inc. (USA),Walton Music, Colla Voce, De Haske Hal Leonard, Annie Bank (Netherlands), Porfiri & Horváth Publishers (Germany), G. Schirmer (USA), Hal Leonard (USA).
Ivo Antognini lives in Aranno, a small village in Switzerland, with his wife and his two children.
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