Antonio Scognamiglio

Bologna, Italy
E-mail: mail@antonioscognamiglio.it
Fax: (+39)-051-0822581
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ascognamiglio3


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When I was a child, I used to play guitar together with a younger brother of mine, Emilio (drums).

In 1967 I played guitar for a short period in the Parma section of Up with people (Viva la gente).

In the early '70s I used to sing and play bass in a band called Jam, in Parma, together with Dante Bertolini (guitar) and Massimo Dall'Olio (drums).


Jam (click on the picture to enlarge it)

Later in the '70s I played guitar and bass for a long time with my friend Mario Blue Porati.

In the late '80s, until 1990, I was singer and bass player in the band U-go with Diego Passarini (guitar), Marco Ventura (guitar) and Massimo Cacciari (drums). For a certain period, Christian Adamo (keyboard) joined the band too.


U-Go (click on the picture to enlarge it), from left to right:
Diego Passarini, Antonio Scognamiglio, Marco Ventura, Massimo Cacciari

Later in the early '90s, I first played bass and sung in the band Men in the middle (Andrea Amorese, guitar and voice, Andrea Martelli, keyboard and voice, Gianpaolo Sottile, drums and voice, Marco Ventura, guitar and SIlvana Sandri, backing vocals) and then became singer and bass player of the band Yang with Gian Paolo Sottile (drums), Andrea Martelli (keyboard and backing vocals) and Silvana Sandri (keyboards and backing vocals). The first guitarist of the band was Gianni Marti, then Davide Finco, Marco Gerace, Leonardo Littera and, last but not least, Giovanni Guelfi.

In the late '90s I was singer and bass player of the band Camera, with Ermanno Muolo (guitar), Andrea Martelli (keyboard and backing vocals), Daniele Brandani (drums) and Silvana Sandri (backing vocals, keyboard and guitar).

  
Front and inside cover of the Camera demo CD (click on the images to enlarge them)

The last band I played with was Almost Blues, with Ermanno Muolo (guitar), Daniele Brandani (drums) and (not continuously) Davide Dalpiaz (keyboard).

After that, I've been singing and playing several times and in different occasions (and keep on doing it) with my friend Silvana Sandri (lead and backing vocals, guitar and keyboard), with whom I also recorded several tracks.


Antonio Scognamiglio with Silvana Sandri in 2007
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Also, since 1995 until 2017 I sang as a tenor in the Corale Quadriclavio, a polyphonic choir founded by my son Francesco, who was also the choir director until 1998. I also was the webmaster of the choir and this experience gave me the opportunity to sing in several exiting events. Since 2018, I currently sing as a tenor in the Paullianum choir in Bologna.

After all my early and late band experiences, I finally understood that what I really like is to perform music by myself, playing every instrument via overdubbing on a multi-track system (same as either Paul McCartney did in his first solo albums or Mike Oldfield also did) thanks to my Cubase digital audio workstation. So, all my recordings after the year 2000 were created in this way.

P.S.: I also wish to remind some other friends of mine I had the pleasure to play with: Riccardo Sparnocchia (beloved friend and good guitarist), Mario Carta (genius, brother in law and bass player), Laura De Simone (sister in law and sensitive singer, as well as guitar and piano player) Gianni Cavriani (wonderful classic guitarist and great expert of Bologna's traditional music).

P.P.S.: When I drive my car, I usually delight in singing amazing duets with my wife Claudia.

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yang


Yang

Rock and Blues band


The front cover of the CD "Once they were Yang"
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1994: Antonio Scognamiglio (voice and bass guitar), Giovanni Guelfi (guitar), Andrea Martelli (keyboards and backing vocals), Gianpaolo Sottile (drums and vocals), Silvana Sandri (backing vocals and keyboard)

Tracks:

 

1995: Antonio Scognamiglio (voice and bass guitar), Davide Finco (guitar), Andrea Martelli (keyboards and backing vocals), Gianpaolo Sottile (drums and vocals), Silvana Sandri (backing vocals and keyboard)

Tracks:

 

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Silvana


Antonio Scognamiglio e Silvana Sandri


Antonio Scognamiglio with Silvana Sandri in 2019

 


Antonio Scognamiglio with Silvana Sandri in 2007
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Tracks:

Available on Youtube:


Somethin' stupid


Que reste-t il de nos amours?


That's what friends are for


Veinte años


Fragile


Bad love


Vivere una favola


Wonderful tonight


Venus


Das Leben (von dem Mädchen träumen)


Let me hear your gentle voice


Cammelli nello smog


Angelica


Private gestures


Strike my fancy

 

 

 

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Antonio Scognamiglio, tenor and webmaster (September 1995 - December 2017) of the Corale Quadriclavio

My son Francesco founded the Corale Quadriclavio in September 1995. In principle, I was not interested in performing that kind of music (even if I liked the music itself. In fact, I always considered - and still consider - the final choir of the Matthäus-Passion by J.S. Bach, Wir setzen uns, as the most beautiful piece of music ever written). But once he came to tell me that there was no bass for the rehearsal (the choir was still very young and consisted of just a dozen people). He asked me to sing that evening as a bass in order to allow the choir to rehearse. I did. And I understood that I liked it. So I became a steady member of the choir (of course, I started then to sing as a tenor, for my voice is not suitable for the bass part) and remained in the choir until December 2017.

I also became webmaster of the choir and created its website.

In 1998 my son passed the direction of the choir to Lorenzo Bizzarri, who is still the director.

Below some pictures taken from my story with the Corale Quadriclavio.

 

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  April 7th, 2002
The American choir "Tucson Girl Chorus" comes to Italy for a tour and contacts the Corale Quadriclavio for organizing their stay in Bologna and their concerts. In the photograph, Lorenzo Bizzarri, Margie Kersit (director of the Tucson Girl Chorus) and I

April 25th, 2003
The theater of Budrio (province of Bologna) programs the "Bohème" opera by Giacomo Puccini. The orchestra conductor is Giovanni Montanaro, friend of the Corale Quadriclavio. He asks our choir to sing the choral parts of the opera. And we accept. The theater director is the famous Italian actor Paolo Poli.
In the photo, I am dressed for the scene and am with the soprano Isabella Morselli.
 


  April 24th, 2004
A concert in the Alvar Aalto church in Riola di Vergato (Bologna)

November 24th, 2006
The Corale Quadriclavio goes to Prague (Czech Republic) for three concerts in the frame of a big musical event.
In the photo, I am with the bass Giuliano Bonomi and the alto Barbara Veratti.
 


  June 17th, 2007
An outdoor concert in Villa Carcina (Brescia).
I am in charge of introducing the choir.

June 7th, 2008
The choir decides to adopt a blue tie for the male uniform.
This picture shows the day of the first concert with the male singers wearing the blue tie. From the left: Roberto Vandelli (tenor), Bruno Donati (bass), Francesco Settanni (bass), me, Matteo Parmeggiani (tenor).
 


  December 19th, 2009
Ravenna. The choir performs the world premiere of the composition "Oratorio di Natale" by Domenico Bartolucci (92 years old), who attends the concert .
The composer signs my copy of the score.
 
Ravenna. December 19th, 2009
The composer Domenico Bartolucci in a friendly conversation with me and with the Quadriclavio choir director, Lorenzo Bizzarri.
 


  February 28th, 2010
A funny representation of the Corale Quadriclavio created by me on the basis of the Beatles Sgt. Pepper's cover.

April 17th, 2011
Osservanza church in Bologna. The Corale Quadriclavio in concert
 


  June 12th, 2011
The Quadriclavio choir is invited to the International University Music Festival in Belfort, France, for three concerts. In the picture, I am studying my part (Jesu meine Freude by J.S. Bach). The lady on the right is the alto Giovanna Babina.
 
Belfort, France, June 12th, 2011
Me and the tenor Roberto Vandelli having a beer in the relax time between the concerts.
 


  December 11th, 2011
Osservanza church in Bologna.
The Quadriclavio choir in concert.
 
December 11th, 2011
Osservanza church in Bologna.
The Quadriclavio choir in concert.
 


  June 21st, 2012
Pusteria Valley (Italy).
The Corale Quadriclavio participates in the Pusteria Choir Festival.

November 4th, 2012.
The Quadriclavio choir held several concerts in Rome. This one was in the San Giovanni dei Fiorentini church and we performed the amazing Requiem by W.A. Mozart.
 


  Viterbo, Italy, July 28th, 2013
The Corale Quadriclavio, along with other two Italian choirs, performs the mighty Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi in the frame of the "Tuscia Opera Festival".

Vatican City, December 2nd, 2013
The Corale Quadriclavio is the choir in this great concert with Andrea Bocelli in the "Paolo VI" hall, to collect funds in favour of the Bambin Gesù children hospital.

 

 

 

Vatican City, December 2nd, 2013
In the "Paolo VI" hall (also known as "Sala Nervi") before the concert.


July 20th, 2014
The Corale Quadriclavio is the choir in the big concert held in Lajatico with Andrea Bocelli. Placido Domingo conducts the opera Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni. In the second part of the concert, the conductor Eugene Kohn directs several opera pieces.

 


  Bologna, October 27th, 2015
On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the choir foundation, the Corale Quadriclavio performs the Carmina Burana by Carl Orff in the Teatro Duse.
 
Bologna, October 27th, 2015
On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the choir foundation, the Corale Quadriclavio performs the Carmina Burana by Carl Orff in the Teatro Duse.
 


  Bologna, April 19th, 2016
The Corale Quadriclavio performs the Beethoven's Ninth symphony in the Teatro Duse. This picture shows the choir during the general rehearsal before the concert.

Busseto (Parma, Italy), June 10th, 2017
The Corale Quadriclavio in the opera Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni.
 


  Pieve di Cento (Bologna), September 28th, 2017
The Corale Quadriclavio sings in the great concert of the famous flutist Andrea Griminelli, with musics by Ennio Morricone.
In the picture, I am with Beppe Carletti (keyboard player of the band I nomadi), special guest of the evening, and the tenor Moreno Cassani.

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Riccardo


From left to right: Marco Ventura, Antonio Scognamiglio and Riccardo Sparnocchia

June 6th, 1992
Antonio Scognamiglio, Marco Ventura and Riccardo Sparnocchia rehearse at Antonio's home for a concert they will hold the day after in Casalecchio di Reno.
Watch, as an example, their "Johnny B. Goode"

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