Paolo Ravaglia

Paolo Ravaglia

Paolo Ravaglia (Lugo, Italy, August 7, 1959) is an Italian clarinet player and performer.

Biography

Versatile and eclectic Italian clarinet player, renowned for the wideness of his repertory and the originality of his musical projects. In his extensive musical research, spanning from the early clarinet and chalumeaux repertory to the avantguard, Paolo Ravaglia has also managed to pass through Afro-American music, electronic elaborations of sound and a passion for simple folk reedsFact|date=October 2007.For all of these reasons, he received his main conservatory degree in clarinet,a degree in jazz music, and a degree in electronic music at the Conservatory of S.Cecilia in Rome.Extremely active in the field of contemporary music, he has been invited to perform in Europe, Middle Asia, Africa, Japan, South America and U.S.A., guest soloist of Universities, important Festivals and prestigious concert seriesFact|date=October 2007.

He's the president of Nuova Consonanza (www.nuovaconsonanza.it) and member of Alter Ego, a contemporary music ensemble which works since 1991 with many of the most important composers of the present century [www.alteregogroup.it] .

Since 1993 he has worked continuously with the clarinettist and composer William O. Smith, giving innovative performances of contemporary music and jazzFact|date=October 2007. He has held conferences and seminars on the clarinet at various public and private institutions in Italy, Europe and U.S.A. and has worked as a commentator and performer for various R.A.I. programsFact|date=October 2007.

He has been broadcast on radio and television in almost all of the countries he has toured as a soloistFact|date=October 2007.

He has recorded with B.M.G-Ricordi, Minstrel, Edipan, Stradivarius, ESZ, Via Veneto Jazz-RCA Victor, Jazz Mobile, Dischi Ricordi, Biennale di Venezia, Emergency, TouchFact|date=October 2007.The recordings he made as performer and sound designer won prices in U.S.A. and Europe, last but not least the Gramophone review Editor's ChoiceFact|date=October 2007.

Versatile performer in the field of alternative music (whatever this term may signify) he has collaborated with artists such as Pansonic, Matmos, Djivan Gasparian, Frankie Hi-NRG MC, Philip Glass, John De Leo, D-fuse, Scanner and many othersFact|date=October 2007.Very active and appreciated also as performer-on-stage for contemporary dance and theatre and as soundtrack composer for the movie business (Golden Pardo winner at Locarno Film Festival 2004)Fact|date=October 2007.He holds the chair of clarinet at the "G.B. Martini" Conservatory of BolognaFact|date=October 2007. [www.paoloravaglia.it]

Recordings

* 1992 - ALTER EGO: CHAMBER WORKS - (BMG)
* 1993 - ALTER EGO: CHAMBER WORKS 2 - (BMG)
* 1995 - DALL'ONGARO: JECKYLL-CORI - (EDIPAN)
* 1997 - DUO RAVAGLIA-LONERO: CHAMBER WORKS - (MINSTREL)
* 1999 - ALTER EGO: SALVATORE SCIARRINO CHAMBER WORKS - (STRADIVARIUS)
* 1999 - SMITH-RAVAGLIA: QUINTET & QUARTET - (RCA-Victor)
* 1999 - ALTER EGO: FRANCESCO PENNISI CHAMBER WORKS - (RICORDI)
* 1999 - Paolo Ravaglia, Beppe Barbera, Paolo Franciscone - DAY DREAMS - (JAZZMOBILE)
* 2000 - Bill Smith, Paolo Ravaglia, Eclettico Ensemble: LIVE IN ROME - (ECLETTICO)
* 2000 - William O.Smith, Paolo Ravaglia, Alvin Curran: DIGITAL CROSSINGS - (ECLETTICO)
* 2001 - LUIGI CECCARELLI: TRE SOLI DI DANZA - (BIENNALE DI VENEZIA)
* 2001 - William O.Smith, Paolo Ravaglia, Alvin Curran: CLARINET FAKEBOOK - (ECLETTICO)
* 2001 - ALTER EGO: PHILIP GLASS - (STRADIVARIUS)
* 2002 - ALTER EGO: NICOLA SANI - (STRADIVARIUS)
* 2003 - ALTER EGO: FREDERIC RZEWSKI - (STRADIVARIUS)
* 2003 - ALTER EGO: PHILIP GLASS -600 LINES - (STRADIVARIUS)
* 2004 - ALTER EGO: SALVATORE SCIARRINO CHAMBER WORKS vol.2 - (STRADIVARIUS)
* 2005 - ALTER EGO: TOSHIO HOSOKAWA CHAMBER WORKS - (STRADIVARIUS)
* 2005 - ALTER EGO: PRIVATE - Soundtrack - (EMERGENCY)
* 2007 - ALTER EGO: Gavin Bryars, Philip Jeck: THE SINKING OF THE TITANIC - (TOUCH)

References

External links

* http://www.conservatorio-bologna.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=113
* http://www.alteregogroup.it/
* http://www.nuovaconsonanza.it -"
* http://www.radio.rai.it/filodiffusione/4canale/view.cfm?Q_EV_ID=101704&Q_PROG_ID= -"
* http://www.cematitalia.it/servizi/profilierepertori/interpreti/r/ravaglia.htm -"


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