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Peter Bajetta is an Italian and Hungarian music composer, arranger and orchestrator born in Verona in 1989. He studied composition with Adam Gorb, Paul Patterson and Federico Zandona’ at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and at the Conservatory “E. F. Dall’Abaco” in Verona. He currently studies at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre in Tallinn with composers Tõnu Kõrvits and Helena Tulve.

His music has been performed by the BBC Singers, Caritas Chamber Choir, Manchester Camerata, Tine Thing Helseth, Prezioso String Quartet, RNCM Brand New Orchestra 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 and Judith Weir, just to name some.

Peter has always been a very active composer. This year 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. He participated in several music competitions and collaborated as a composer, arranger, orchestrator and copyist with many musicians. He is very interested in music for film and for arts in general and he is always looking forward collaborating with musicians, artists and creative people.

Feel free to listen to some of his works and to contact him for more information.

Collaborations, Concerts & Commissions

8 March 2018 – San Benedetto Po, Mantua, Italy
Second performance of Creatura del Suono and Movimento Statico by Marta Espejo and Davide Pigozzi

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
First performance of 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. It was performed by Marta Espejo and Davide Pigozzi.

25 April 2016 – Carol Nash Recital Hall, Manchester, UK
First performance of 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 2016Gorilla Bar, Manchester, UK
Contamination for flute, clarinet, trumpet, marimba and double bass performed by Manchester Camerata and Tine Thing Helseth

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

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

20 January 2012 – San Pietro in Monastero, Verona, Italy
First performance of Quartix.

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

13 February 2011 – Auditorium della Gran Guardia, Verona, Italy
Orchestrated for large orchestra Alan Menken’s Transformation and Finale from the soundtrack of the film The Beauty and the Beast. It was performed by the Orchestra of the Conservatory of Verona conducted by Andrea Mannucci at the Verona in Love festival.

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

Awards & Competitions

Caritas Chamber Choir International Young Composer Competition 2018 – Canterbury, UK
Finalist for Snow.

Caritas Chamber Choir International Young Composer Competition 2017 – Canterbury, UK
Finalist for Chauntecleer.

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

Rimusicazioni Film Festival 2014 – Bolzano, Italy
Finalist for The Little Match Girl.

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

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

Premio BPV 2011 – Conservatorio “E. F. Dall’Abaco”, Verona, Italy
First prize for the arrangement of Romanian Folk Dances (B. Bartók).

Premio BPV 2011 – Conservatorio “E. F. Dall’Abaco”, Verona, Italy
Second prize for Quintix.

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

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