Roberto Scarcella Perino


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The works of Roberto Scarcella Perino, composer, include five operas, two piano concertos, five piano sonatas, movie scores, three ballets, chamber music and choral pieces. His music has been commissioned, performed, and recorded by important ensembles and soloists throughout Europe, Asia and the United States, including Orchestra Arturo Toscanini, Orchestra Regionale Toscana, and Exclusive Saxophone Quartet. Summer 2021 will see the world premiere of A Sweet Silence in Cremona, his new opera written with librettist Mark Campbell, commissioned by NYU Florence and Casa italiana Zerilli-Marimò. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the NYU Italian Department, Scholar in Residence at the American Institute for Verdi Studies, and the Composer in Residence at the Casa italiana Zerilli-Marimò. Every summer, Roberto teaches a course on Italian Opera at NYU in Florence. Roberto Scarcella Perino studied with the Slovenian pianist Sonja Pahor to whom he dedicated his first Piano Sonata. He holds degrees in Piano from the Conservatory Corelli in Messina and in Composition from the Conservatory Martini in Bologna. He studied composition at Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome with Azio Corghi, in Milan and in Parma at Accademia Petrassi, and also Conducting at the Juilliard School of Music. He graduated from the University of Bologna with a degree in Musicology and he taught Music Analysis at the Arturo Toscanini Foundation in Parma.