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Peter Bajetta is an Italian and Hungarian 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, 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 in several music competitions and collaborated as a composer, arranger, orchestrator and copyist with many musicians. From 2018 he is the composer in residence for Caritas Chamber Choir after winning the “Caritas Chamber Choir Emerging Composer Composition Competition 2018”.

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 is very interested in music for film and for arts in general and he is always looking forward to collaborating with musicians, artists and creative people.

Italiano

Peter Bajetta – Compositore

Peter Bajetta è un compositore, arrangiatore ed orchestratore. Ha studiato con Adam Gorb, Paul Patterson e Federico Zandona’ al Royal Northern College of Music di Manchester e al Conservatorio “E. F. Dall’Abaco” di Verona. Attualmente studia a Tallinn all’Accademia Estone di Musica e Teatro con Tõnu KõrvitsHelena Tulve.

Le sue musiche sono state eseguite dai BBC Singers, i Manchester Camerata, Caritas Chamber Choir, Tine Thing Helseth, RNCM Brand New Orchestra, Banda Musicale Sinfonica Stanislao Silesu di Samassi e molti altri. Ha partecipato a molte masterclass e seminari con compositori di fama internazionale tra i quali Jonathan Dove, Michael Finnissy, Tim Garland, Klaus Lang, Helmut Lachenmann e Judith Weir.

Nato a Verona nel 1989 ha iniziato a studiare musica a 9 anni con sua madre Agnes Suba, pianista e didatta ungherese. Ha poi continuato gli studi al Conservatorio di Verona ottenendo nel 2015 il Diploma Accademico di II Livello in pianoforte solistico sotto la guida di Margherita Anselmi. Nel 2016 ha conseguito il Diploma di Composizione ottenendo il massimo dei voti.

È sempre stato un compositore molto attivo. Ha partecipato a vari concorsi di composizione risultando primo al Premio Vittorio Gelmetti (2008), al Premio BPV (nel 2011, 2013, 2014 e 2015). Nel 2014 è stato selezionato come finalista al Concorso Internazionale Rimusicazioni Film Festival. Dal 2018 è compositore in residenza del coro inglese di Canterbury Caritas Chamber Choir.

Ha collaborato come compositore, arrangiatore, orchestratore e copista con moti musicisti e istituzioni musicali tra i quali il direttore e compositore Andrea Battistoni, il Dall’Abaco Piano Duo, le String Shivers, gli ensemble musicali del Liceo “Carlo Montanari” di Verona e molti altri.

Quest’anno ha collaborato ampiamente con musicisti italiani (Margherita Anselmi, Alberto Delama, Marta Espejo, Davide Pigozzi e Ruhama Santorsa) componendo pezzi legati al femminismo e all’inquinamento. È molto interessato alla musica per il cinema e per le arti in generale ed è aperto e disponibile a collaborazioni in tutti i campi artistici.

Performances
Films
Collaborations
Commissions
Awards & Competitions

Performances

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

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.
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