Pasquale Corrado

Conductor, composer, and producer following his degrees in Piano, Vocal Music and Choral Conducting, he graduated with distinction in Composition at the Conservatory “G. Verdi” of Milan under the guide of Alessandro Solbiati and in Orchestral Conducting under the guide of Daniele Agiman.
He then graduated in Composition with distinction under the guide of Ivan Fedele at the Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome and received the prestigious Prize “G. Petrassi 2011”, delivered in Quirinale by the President of Italian Republic Hon Giorgio Napolitano. In 2010 he was selected at IRCAM for the Cursus 1.

He was awarded in various competitions both nationally and internationally: Basel Composition Competition 2017, Expo Competition Milano, 7ma Biennale di Brandeburgo (just to mention few). Pasquale has received commissions by E n s e m b l e Intercontemporain – IRCAM, Fondazione Orchestra e Coro Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Roma, Festival Internazionale di Musica Contemporanea Biennale di Venezia, Radio France, Fondazione Arena di Verona, Fondazione Teatro Massimo Palermo, Fondazione Teatro Donizetti Bergamo, Festival Nuova Musica Orchestra della Rai di Torino, Divertimento Ensemble, Centro San Fedele – Milano, Fondazione Spinola- Banna, Festival Acanthes – Metz, Fondazione ICO – Lecce, Festival KOINE’ – Milano and other relevant international Institutions.

His work, edited by Suvini Zerboni Milan and conducted among others by Sir. Tony Pappano, Susanna Mälkki, Matthias Pintscher, Pascal Rophé, Marco Angius, Carlo Boccadoro, Emilio Pomarico, Fabio Maestri, Sandro Gorli, Jean Deroyer, Andrea Pestalozza have been performed in various national and international festivals among which “Stagione Orchestra Nazionale di S. Cecilia Roma”, “Manifeste 2012 e 2014” – Paris (Ensemble Intercontemporain, Orchestre Philarmonique de Radio France), “Biennale di Venezia” (Ensemble L’instant Doonè, Orchestra Mitteleuropea) , “Festival Musik Protokoll, Graz” (Klangforum Wien), “Mito-Settembre Musica” (Quartetto Prometeo, Klangforum Wien), “Stagione Teatro Massimo Palermo”, Stagione Teatro Donizetti Bergamo”, “Festival Slowind (Lubiana)”, “Festival Pontino” (Ensmeble Multilaterale), “Unione Musicale” di Torino (Quintetto Bibiena), “Radio France – Alla Breve” Parigi (Ensemble Multilaterale), “Stagione Sinfonica dell’Orchestra ICO di Lecce” and broadcast by various radio stations in Europe.

He wrote soundtracks for films, multimedia installations and four Lyric Operas, “Mr. Macbeth”, “Alice Special Guest”, “Donizetti Alive”, “Babbelish” conducted by himself.

As conductor he debuted at Ticino Music Festival conducting “Il Signor Bruschino” by G. Rossini at the head of the Bayerisches Symphony Munchen.

Later he conducted operas, symphonic and chamber productions in various national and international festivals “La Biennale di Venezia”, Bologna Modern (Orchestra del Teatro Comunale Bologna), Aus Italien (Orchestra del Teatro Petruzzelli Bari), Veneto Contemporanea 2021 (Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto), Festival Slowind (Lubiana), Summer Season “I Pomeriggi Musicali (Milano), Symphonic Season I.C.O. T. Schipa (Lecce), MESS Festival (Sarajevo), and has conducted several operas premiered, the last of which, “Kater Y Rades – Il Naufragio” di Admir Shkurtaj at Festival “Biennale di Venezia”.
In 2019 he is the founder and musical director of the Syntax Ensemble, a new collective that brings together some of the best interpreters of today’s music (

Beside the classical repertoire, Pasquale is Artistic Producer and Arranger for the SUGARMUSIC label of Caterina Caselli for which he has arranged some pieces in the last edition of the Sanremo Festival.
He collaborates, as composer and producer, with several national and international pop artists. Since 2015 she is arranger and conductor of international shows on stage at the Avalon Theater at Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls (Canada).

He was conductor and arranger of RAI TV Orchestra arranging and conducting musics for several TV shows.
He currently teaches Composition at the Conservatory “Giuseppe Verdi” in Como and at Scuola Civica “Claudio Abbado” in Milan.

He was the Conductor and a member of the Board of Judges for the “2 Agosto” International Composing Competition – Edition 2022