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Giuliano Forghieri Bio


Giuliano Forghieri started musical studies at age nine. Under the guidance of Mo. Rino Viani, he obtained his Diploma di Clarinetto at the Conservatorio G.B. Martini in Bologna with the highest votes.

While in school he won first prizes in national and international concourses.

He studied composition and arrangement with Giancarlo Chiaramello and Clark McAlister, of which he became assistant and with whom he started a constant relationship that lasts to this day.

In 1981 he started his teaching career in the Italian public schools, and since 1982 he has taught at Scuola Media G. Fassi in Carpi (now Istituto Comprensivo Carpi 2).

In the early 90s he started studying computerized musical technologies with an emphasis to educational and performance aspects. He attended training courses of a high specialization level and started computer projects at school, where he run for many years workshops of music and computer.

In the following years he has been asked to teach courses in computer science and musical computer technologies for students and teachers in many Italian institutions. He has worked with theatrical organizations, workshops and hypertexts and has become an expert of computerized musical technologies.

At the same time he started working on transcriptions, revisions, arrangements and engraving of classical music, at school and professionally, starting long-time collaborations with musicians, composers and performers of international rank, and with many Italian institutions and publishing houses in Europe and the United States.

He worked on nine editions of the “Pavarotti & Friends” event, as assistant of arrangers and person in charge of orchestral music.

He edited for the first modern performance pieces by the Italian composer Bonifazio Asioli (1769-1832) and worked on a large number of new editions of music by the greatest composers.

He’s co-founder of the Nubilaria Clarinet Ensemble, with which he realized several prohects, among them two CDs, and for which he wrote many arrangements, transcriptions and original compositions.

He founded the Chamber Ensemble Accademia Musica Insieme, with which he performs regurarly and for which he writes arrangements and original compositions. With this ensemble he realized several projects, among them “Stricarm in d’na parola”, 13 original compositions on lyrics by Cesare Zavattini

He founded the Schubert Trio, with soprano Valentina Galullo and pianist-composer Elena Cattini, with the aim of deepening and broadening the repertoire for such organic.

He’s very active as professional clarinetist and works regularly with publishing houses in Italy and overseas. His works (compositions and transcriptions) are published by Ut Orpheus in Bologna.