Born in Locarno, Switzerland, in 1963, Ivo Antognini obtains his degree in piano in 1985 at Lucerne, studying with Nora Doallo.
His diploma in piano is followed by studies at the Swiss Jazz School in Berne with pianist Joe Haider.
Composition has been of great interest to him since childhood, so he is all the while dedicated to the activity as a self-taught composer.
From 1989 to the present day he has composed a multitude of music for television and film.
Ivo Antognini's choral works have won prizes and mentions at international competitions, such as the International Competition of Choral Composition "Seghizzi" 2009 and 2010, the 2010 & 2011 Simon Carrington Chamber Singers Composition Competition, the Vanguard Premieres Choral Composition Contest 2010, the 37th International Composition Contest "Guido d'Arezzo", the 2011 Choral Arts Ensemble Commissioning Contest and the Contemporary Americana Festival 2012 - Boston Metro Opera and The Freudig Singers Choral Composition Competition 2012.
Starting from 2009, his music has been performed worldwide by top level choirs such us Trinity College Choir of Cambridge, Trinity Wall Street Choir, Artists’ Vocal Ensemble, Antioch Chamber Ensemble, Salt Lake Vocal Artists, Vancouver Chamber Choir, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Cappella Nova, Lund University Male Choir, de Angelis Vocal Ensemble, Milwaukee Choral Artists, Swiss Youth Choir, Kölner Kantorei, Elektra Women's Choir, Oriana Women's Choir and many others.
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