Antonio Gervasoni

With more than 20 years of experience, Antonio Gervasoni (1973) is one Peru's leading composers. He studied piano with Elke Brunke and Teresa Quesada, and composition with Jose Sosaya at the National University of Music. His concert music has been performed in Brasil, Chile, Finland, Germany, Peru, Portugal, Spain and the US, and forms part of the catalog of Cayambis Music Press. His works for film include the soundtracks of eight Peruvian full feature films and a Portuguese short film. He was awarded First Prize at the Vanguard Premieres Choral Composition Contest 2004, Special Mention and Distinguished Artist at the 2014 IBLA Grand Prize, Honorable Mention at the "3er Festival Brasil de Cinema Internacional" and was amongst the winners of the 2018 Newly Published Music Competition organized by the National Flute Association. He is also a professor of composition, film scoring and orchestration at Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas - UPC. He lives and works in Lima, Peru.

Latest Premieres

KOCMOC (Cosmos) (2013)

Premiere of KOCMOC (Cosmos) on July 12, 2018, by the National Symphonic Orchestra and the National Choir of Peru, at Gran Teatro Nacional, Lima, Peru.

Pandora's Box (2017)

Premiere of Pandora's Box on January 23, 2018 at Sursa Hall, Ball State University, Indiana, by the duo "Violet": Katrin Meidell, viola and Elizabeth Crawford, clarinet.

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Latest Works

Opera in four acts with libretto by Richard John Lewis based on an adaptation of RUR, a 1920 science fiction play by Czech author Karel Capek.

Work for oboe solo, commissioned by American oboist William Wielgus, inspired by four poems by José María Eguren.

A set of four pieces for clarinet and viola, commissioned by the American duo "Violet" (Katrin Meidell and Elizabeth Crawford).


Online Paid Courses

Antonio Gervasoni is the author of two online self-instructional courses in Spanish about Sibelius, the popular music notation software, which he has been using since 2001. Click here for information about these courses.

Free Resources

Set Theory is a tool for analysis developed mainly by Allen Forte in his book "The Structure of Atonal Music". This video explains the basic concepts behind this tool and shows how I used it to write my piece "Il giardino della casa."