Antonio
Gervasoni
"Music's exclusive function
is to structure the flow of time
and keep order in it"
(Igor Stravinsky)
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With over 18 years of experience, Peruvian composer Antonio Gervasoni (1973) is one of the leading composers of his generation. He studied piano with Teresa Quesada and composition with Jose Sosaya at the National Conservatory of Music-Peru-Lima. His concert music has been performed in Finland, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Chile, USA and Peru. His works for film include the soundtracks of Peruvian productions that have been distributed all over the world. He has been awarded First Prize at the Vanguard Premieres Choral Composition Contest 2004 (Emerging Composers Category), Special Mention and Distinguished Artist at the 2014 IBLA Grand Prize and Honorable Mention at the "3er Festival Brasil de Cinema Internacional." He is also a professor at Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas - UPC. He lives and works in Lima, Peru.

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RECENT NEWS

Photo of a sculpture of the greek character Icarus, by Karen Blaha
ICARUS RELEASED IN ALBUM
BY HARMONIA MUNDI

18 Nov 2016

Icarus, my first piece for orchestra, composed in 2003, has just been released in the album New South American Discoveries,...more

Photo of scrabble blocks, one of them showing the lettter R, by Caitlin Reagan
FIRST ACT OF R | THE OPERA
 

01 Nov 2016

The first act of R | The Opera has been completed. You can read all about it and listen to samples at the official site of the project...more

Photo of the shooting of the film La Hora Azul
THEATRICAL RELEASE OF
LA HORA AZUL

13 Oct 2016

Peruvian film La Hora Azul (Before Dawn) was released in theaters at Lima, Peru. Written and directed by Evelyne Pegot-Ogier,...more

LATEST WORKS

Artwork of The Garden of the Shadows (orchestral version)

THE GARDEN OF THE SHADOWS (orchestral version)(2016)

Orchestration of the original piece for woodwind octet written in 2001 (see full catalog) inspired by H.G. Wells’ science fiction novel The Time Machine...more

Artwork of Il giardino della casa

IL GIARDINO DELLA CASA (2016)

Set of three pieces for flute and guitar commissioned by Peruvian composer and flute player Daniel Cueto and Romanian guitarist Mircea Gogoncea, inspired by photographs taken by Ernesto Gervasoni, the composer’s father, at the family's home garden...more

Artwork of Pictorial Miniatures

PICTORIAL MINIATURES (2016)

Set of nine short pieces for double-reed sextet commissioned by Bulgarian bassoonist Toma Mihaylov, inspired on nine paintings by Peruvian artist Ernesto Bavastrello...more

WORKS IN PROGRESS

Artwork of R | The Opera

R | THE OPERA

Opera in four acts with a libretto by Richard John Lewis based on an adaptation of the theatre play RUR, written by Czech author Karel Capek in 1920. For more information about the work, visit the official website of the project.

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Antonio Gervasoni gives one-on-one lectures of composition via Skype in both English and Spanish. Vacancies are limited and students must have a profile that meets some minimum requirements. Click here to acces an online Google document with all the information, including a complete description, objectives, program, requirements, cost and method of payment. Before contacting the composer, please check this Google calendar to make sure there are open vacancies.

Antonio Gervasoni is also a lifetime user of Sibelius, the popular notation software, with which he has composed almost all of his works. With the knowledge accumulated over sixteen years of using the program, he has designed four online self-instructional courses to teach others how to use Sibelius in all its potential and take advantage of the enormus power it offers to create beautiful scores. The courses are being sold at Udemy.com at a very affordable price. As of this moment, courses 1 and 2 are available, both in Spanish only. In the following months the two remaining courses will be uploaded as well as versions in English. Click on the links below to learn more.

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Sibelius Basic
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Sibelius Intermediate

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