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Antonino Abate - Composer


Antonino is a Sicilian composer based in London. He is passionate about working closely with performers and conductors who enjoy the music of living composers. His music often talks about the expressions of beauty and freedom, influenced by French impressionism.

Recent highlights included a new solo work for oboist Nicholas Daniel CBE, commissioned by himself, which was premiered at the Wigmore Hall, the participation in the international composition course Casablancas/MarkAndre with the Barcelona Modern Ensemble, the masterclass Spotlight on Magnus Lindberg at the Peter Eötvös Contemporary Music Foundation, and a new world premiere in the Festival Rondò 2022, with the Divertimento Ensemble and Danilo Pastore.

His compositions have been played worldwide both in Europe and the US, including Wigmore Hall, the Royal Academy of Music (London), the LVIV National Philarmonic Society (Ukraine), the INMF Composition Faculty in Santa Barbara (US), the Conservatori Liceu (Barcelona) and among others.

His piece Libértas has won the 2021 edition of the Orient/Occident Composition Prize, and it will be published by Aldebaran Editions. His solo flute piece, La Lupa di Mare was commissioned by the INMF society for Erin Mckibben, the first flutist of the Wild-Up Ensemble.

Antonino is generously supported by Talent Unlimited Foundation. He is studying for a BMus in Composition at the Royal Academy of Music. Currently, he is studying composition with Professor Rubens Askenar but he has also taken classes with Andrew Tholl, Eleanor Alberga, Hans Abrahamsen, Mark Andre, Bennet Casablancas.

updated April 2022