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   Holder of a choral music and choir direction diploma by Verona Conservatory and of an orchestra direction and composition diploma by Parma Conservatory, Federico Mantovani also took an art degree. Awarded composer in numerous national and international contests, he was the overall winner of the selection for the Mediterranean Europe Young Artists Biennale (Lisbon, 1994), he got the international award for film music “Premio Rota-Giovani” advertised by C.A.M. and presided over by Ennio Morricone (Rome, 1997), he also won second prize at the international contest “Guido d’Arezzo” (1998) and first prize at the international contest for film music “Mario Nascimbene Award” (2004). Federico,Mantovani,Polifonico,Cremonese

He is now both a professor at Mantua conservatory and a harmony and choir direction teacher at the diocesan school for sacred music “D. Caifa” of Cremona, besides working as composer, choir and orchestra director and musicologist.

  Since 2003 he has directed Coro Polifonico Cremonese.

  His musical production consists of chamber and scene music, symphonic music and successful works of sacred music for soloists, choir and orchestra such as the sacred cantatas Pater Pauperum, Vergine Madre, La più bella avventura (in memory of the priest don Primo Mazzolari), Accendere, attendere (Advent oratorio with texts by the poet Davide Rondoni), Con Te (ordered by the Bishop of Cremona for the conclusion of the Year of the Faith 2013).

  The cantata Con Te was also performed in the beautiful Orvieto Cathedral during the Festival “Musica e Cultura”.

  In 2012 he also composed an opera for children, “Bandiera”, on Mario Lodi’s lyrics.

  In August 2014 he directed the first concert of the new Symphonic Orchestra of the Mantua Conservatory with film music by Nino Rota.

  He is member of the Concert Society of La Spezia for the years 2015-2016.