1. Home
  2. /
  3. Biography

Biography

English

Italian and Hungarian composer and pianist, Peter Bajetta studied at the Conservatory of Music of Verona, the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre where he graduated in composition in 2019. His main composition tutors were Adam Gorb, Tõnu Kõrvits, Paul Patterson, Helena Tulve and Federico Zandona’.

His music has been performed by the BBC Singers, Caritas Chamber Choir, Manchester Camerata, Tine Thing Helseth, Prezioso String Quartet, EMTA Symphony Orchestra, RNCM Brand New Orchestra, Stanislao Silesu Samassi Wind Band and many others on different occasions in Estonia, Italy, Spain and the UK. He took part in several masterclasses, seminars and workshops with composers such as Jonathan Dove, Michael Finnissy, Tim Garland, Klaus Lang, Helmut Lachenmann and Judith Weir, just to name some.

Peter has always been a very active composer. He participated and won several music competitions and collaborated as a composer, arranger and orchestrator with many musicians. In 2018 he was the composer in residence for Caritas Chamber Choir after winning the “Caritas Chamber Choir Emerging Composer Composition Competition 2018”.

His compositions Impakt (2019) for symphony orchestra and Cantus (2018) for cello and piano are the latest examples of Peter’s interest in exploring ways music can be a form of expression, demonstration and reaction to environmental and social issues. On this theme he has been extensively involved in collaborating with Italian musicians (Margherita Anselmi, Alberto Delama, Marta Espejo, Davide Pigozzi and Ruhama Santorsa) by composing pieces connected with feminism and water pollution.

Italiano

Peter Bajetta – Compositore

Peter Bajetta è compositore, arrangiatore ed orchestratore diplomato in composizione e pianoforte. Ha studiato presso il Conservatorio “E. F. Dall’Abaco” di Verona, il Royal Northern College of Music di Manchester (Regno Unito) e l’Accademia Estone di Musica e Teatro di Tallinn (Estonia) dove nel 2019 ha conseguito con lode il diploma di Master in composizione.

I suoi insegnanti principali di composizione sono stati Adam Gorb, Tõnu Kõrvits, Paul Patterson, Helena Tulve e Federico Zandonà. In pianoforte è stato allievo di Margherita Anselmi, Corrado de Innocentiis, Agnes Suba e Ida Tizzani. Ha inoltre studiato approfonditamente improvvisazione contemporanea con Anto Pett e corno francese con Nilo Caracristi.

Ha partecipato a numerose masterclass, seminari e workshop incontrando compositori tra i quali Simon Bainbridge, Harrison Birtwistle, Ragnar Bohlin, John Chowning, David Conte, Brian Ferneyhough, Michael Finnissy, Ada Gentile, Helmut Lachenmann, Klaus Lang, Enno Poppe, Rebecca Saunders, Denis Smalley, Judith Weir ed altri.

Le sue composizioni sono state eseguite da EMTA Symphony Orchestra, RNCM Brand New Orchestra, Banda Musicale Sinfonica Stanislao Silesu di Samassi, Manchester Camerata, BBC Singers, Caritas Chamber Choir, Tine Thing Helseth e molti altri. Ha ottenuto esecuzioni in festival quali “XXII Suure-Jaani Muusikafestival” (2019, Estonia) e “Rimusicazioni Film Festival” (2014, Bolzano).

Ha partecipato e vinto premi in concorsi nazionali ed internazionali: “Kantos Chamber Choir Carol Competition 2019”, “Caritas Chamber Choir International Composer Competition 2018”, “Premio Banca Popolare di Verona” (2015, 2013, 2011), “Premio Vittorio Gelmetti” (San Martino Buonalbergo 2007). Ha collaborato come arrangiatore e orchestratore con Andrea Battistoni, Dall’Abaco Piano Duo (Sergio Baietta, Valentina Fornari), String Shivers, Liceo “Carlo Montanari” di Verona ed altri. Nel 2019 ha realizzato la musica da film per il cortometraggio estone “Pappnägu” diretto da Rauno Polman che è stata registrata dall’orchestra d’archi “TLÜ Orchestra” di Tallinn (Estonia).

È interessato al ruolo della musica come mezzo artistico-comunicativo di temi sociali ed ambientali. Le sue ultime composizioni, “Impakt” (per orchestra sinfonica) e “Cantus” (per violoncello e pianoforte), sono l’esempio più recente dell’impiego di strutture musicali per la divulgazione di messaggi ecologici. In questo ambito ha recentemente collaborato con Margherita Anselmi, Alberto Delama, Marta Espejo, Davide Pigozzi, Ruhama Santorsa e l’Associazione “Cittadini del Mondo” di Zevio (VR) nella realizzazione di composizioni inserite in concerti divulgativi interdisciplinari riguardanti specifiche tematiche ecologiche e sociali.

Performances
Films
Collaborations
Commissions
Awards & Competitions

Performances

14 December 2019 – Christ Church, West Didsbury, Manchester, UK
First performance of the choral composition A Ruby Light by Kantos Chamber Choir conducted by Ellie Slorach.

20 June 2019 – Estonia Concert Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
Third performance of Impakt for symphony orchestra by EAMT Symphony orchestra conducted by Imre Rohuväli.

19 June 2019 – XXII Suure-Jaani Muusikafestival, kooli suur saal, Suure-Jaani, Estonia
Second performance of Impakt for symphony orchestra by EAMT Symphony orchestra conducted by Imre Rohuväli.

15 May 2019 – Estonian Methodist Church, Tallinn, Estonia
Impakt for symphony orchestra performed by EAMT Symphony orchestra conducted by Toomas Vavilov.

3 May 2019 – Circolo della Rosa, Verona, Italy
Creatura del Suono and Movimento Statico performed by Marta Espejo and Davide Pigozzi recording playback in a philosophical event.

24 March 2019 – Holy Cross church, Goodnestone, UK
Echoing Green performed by Caritas Chamber Choir conducted by Benedict Preece (second performance).

23 March 2019 – St. Nicholas-at-Wade church, St. Nicholas-at-Wade, UK
Echoing Green performed by Caritas Chamber Choir conducted by Benedict Preece.

8 December 2018 – Samassi (CA), Italy
Mancunian Express performed by Banda Musicale Sinfonica Stanislao Silesu Samassi conducted by Ignazio Murtas.

24 November 2018 – St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Canterbury, UK
Let us go out into the fields performed by Caritas Chamber Choir conducted by Benedict Preece.

21 July 2018 – Colyer-Fergusson Hall, Canterbury, UK
Snow performed by Caritas Chamber Choir conducted by Benedict Preece.

11 May 2018 – Centro Civico, Zevio (VR), Italy
Cantus for cello and piano performed by Duo Alma (Alberto Delama, Ruhama Santorsa).

8 March 2018 – Biblioteca Informagiovani, San Benedetto Po (MN), Italy
Creatura del Suono and Movimento Statico performed by Marta Espejo and Davide Pigozzi (second performance).

18 February 2018 – EAMT Organ Hall, Tallinn, Estonia
Two miniatures performed by Prezioso String Quartet.

28 November 2017 – Sala Falla, Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Málaga, Spain
Creatura del Suono and Movimento Statico. These are two compositions for piano four-hand composed for a philosophical conference held by Margherita Anselmi based on Maria Zambrano’s Diotima di Mantinea Fragments.

8 July 2017 – Colyer-Fergusson Hall, Canterbury, UK
Chauntecleer performed by Caritas Chamber Choir conducted by Benedict Preece.

24 December 2016 – Auditorium della Gran Guardia, Verona, Italy
L’ultimo degli Spiriti, string quartet performed by Matteo Bovo, Pietro Battistoni, Elena Perera. Composed for a charity concert for Abeo Verona.

25 April 2016 – Carol Nash Recital Hall, Manchester, UK
You belong to me, short operatic scene in collaboration with the poet and librettist Ian Humphreys.

21 April 2016 – RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester, UK
Prism Fantasy for large orchestra performed by RNCM Brand New Day Orchestra conducted by Tom Goff.

23 February 2016 – Gorilla Bar, Manchester, UK
Contamination for flute, clarinet, trumpet, marimba and double bass performed by Manchester Camerata and Tine Thing Helseth.

24 November 2015 – BBC Maida Vale Recording Studios, London, UK
BBC Singers‘ Workshop – O Sickle Of Moon for SATB choir.

4 June 2015 – Auditorium Conservatorio di Verona, Italy
Dreamings for solo vibraphone performed by Mattia Basi.

10 January 2014 – Auditorium Conservatorio di Verona, Italy
Scherzo Suite performed by Tommaso Benciolini (flute), Rebecca Saggin (oboe), Pietro Sbravati (clarinet), Francesco Albertini (bassoon), Nicola Granuzzo (horn), Matteo Battistolli (trumpet).

12 May 2012 – Auditorium Conservatorio di Verona, Italy
Chanson d’automne performed by Lee ChiaJung (soprano), Laura Heikkilä (piano).

20 January 2012 – San Pietro in Monastero, Verona, Italy
Quartix performed by Francesco Scomparin, Gabriele Vincenzi Ester Wegher and Anna Chiamba.

30 April 2011 – Auditorium Conservatorio di Verona, Italy
In Passione Domini performed by Ars Musicæ Ensemble conducted by Giuliano Fabris.

13 February 2011 – Auditorium della Gran Guardia, Verona, Italy
Alan Menken’s Transformation and Finale orchestration for large orchestra performed by the orchestra of the Conservatory of Verona conducted by Andrea Mannucci at the Verona in Love festival.

10 Aprile 2010 – Auditorium Conservatorio di Verona, Italy
Simmis performed by Laura Heikkilä (piano), Cecilia Soffiati (harp), Eleuteria Arena (cello).

11 May 2009 – Auditorium Conservatorio di Verona, Italy
Dia-logico performed by Ruben Mattia Santorsa (guitar) and Ruhama Santorsa (piano).

Films

2019 – Pappnägu
Director: Rauno Polman
BFM Films
Year 2019
Estonia

2015 – The Little Match Seller
Director: James Williamson
Williamson Kinematograph Company
Year: 1902
UK

2008 – Par le trou de la serrure
Director: Ferdinand Zecca
Pathé Frères
Year: 1901
France

Collaborations

2018–2019 – Canterbury, UK
Composer in residence for Caritas Chamber Choir.

2016 – Manchester, UK
Collaboration with the poet and librettist Ian Humphreys for the composition of You belong to me, a short operatic scene.

2012–2013 – Verona, Italy
Orchestrator of “Gents”, a musical comedy by Andrea Battistoni.

2011–2015 – Verona, Italy
Collaboration with Dall’Abaco Piano Duo (Sergio Baietta, Valentina Fornari) for the arrangement of a film music concert programme that has been performed several times in Italy.

2008–2012Carlo Montanari high school, Verona, Italy
Piano accompanist and arranger for choir and various instrumental ensembles.

Commissions

2019 – Caritas Chamber Choir, Canterbury, UK
Echoing Green for SATB choir.

2018 – Caritas Chamber Choir, Canterbury, UK
Let us go out into the fields for SATB choir.

2013 – Molino Magri s.r.l., Marmirolo (MN), Italy
Jingle for a commercial web series.

Awards & Competitions

Best of BFM 2020 award, Tallinn, Estonia
Nominated Best Original Score for the film Pappnägu directed by Rauno Polman.

Kantos Chamber Choir Carol Competition 2019, Manchester, UK
Winner with the Christmas choral composition A Ruby Light.

Caritas Chamber Choir International Young Composer Competition 2018 – Canterbury, UK
Winner with the choral composition Snow.

Caritas Chamber Choir International Young Composer Competition 2017 – Canterbury, UK
Finalist with the choral composition Chauntecleer.

Juan Gil International Composition Prize 2016 – Murcia, Spain
Finalist among 120 partecipants with the orchestral film music composition Plenitud.

Premio BPV 2015 – Conservatorio “E. F. Dall’Abaco”, Verona, Italy
First prize for the arrangement of 4 Bulgarian Dances by Béla Bartók.

Rimusicazioni Film Festival 2014 – Bolzano, Italy
Finalist with the film music for The Little Match Girl.

Premio BPV 2013 – Conservatorio “E. F. Dall’Abaco”, Verona, Italy
First prize with the wind sextet Scherzo Suite.

1° Memorial Amedeo Milani (2012) – Verona, Italy
Honourable mention for the choral composition La Bavesela che ven zo dal Baldo.

Premio BPV 2011 – Conservatorio “E. F. Dall’Abaco”, Verona, Italy
First prize for the arrangement for sinfonietta ensemble of Béla Bartók’s Romanian Folk Dances.

Premio BPV 2011 – Conservatorio “E. F. Dall’Abaco”, Verona, Italy
Second prize with Quintix, a quintet for strings and trumpet.

Premio Vittorio Gelmetti (2008) – San Martino Buonalbergo, Verona, Italy
Winner with the sountrack for the silent film Par le trou de la serrure.

Peter Bajetta portrait photo holding music manuscript paper.
Menu