Ugo Raimondi

After he got high school diploma with full marks, he graduated in Piano to the Nicola Sala Conservatory and in Composition in the San Pietro a Majella Conservatory. During the latest years, he took part in several composition contests, both national and international, winning awards such as: 1st prize and honorable mention at “Città di Albenga” 1st composition contest; 1st prize at “Mandanici” 18th and 21th national contest; 1st prize at V “A. Falconio” composition competition, 1st prize at International composition competition “Franz Schubert Konservatorium” of Wien 2020 edition (category 4), 1st prize at 27th International Music Competition- Cortemilia (Cat. B); 1st Prize at “CMC International composition competition 2020” of Atlanta; semifinalist to XIV Open composers competition named after Andrey Petrov di San Pietroburgo (Russia); Honorabile mention at 44th “Guido D’Arezzo” international composition competition;. He performed the winner musical piece of the “Città di Albenga” 1st contest, at Leipzig Buchmesse 2016. Furthermore, he spectated the world premiere of “Contaminazione di pura follia”, during the International Meisterkurs fur Klavier, performed by German teacher and concert master Heidrun Holtmann, at Detmond ed Herdecke (Germany). His music is played in Italy, Germany, Iran, Norway, U.S.A.

Variazioni contaminate

The work is a group of variations, on a theme by Giovanni Canciani, contaminated by “foreign” elements. Each variation has its disturbing “element”, in contrast to the writing of the variation itself and each variation, in its final part, anticipates the writing of the next variation, creating a well-defined work in its development. The final variation is a politonal fugue that incorporates all the contaminations presented in the course of the work, as a summary of everything that has just been heard.