Coro Universitario di Firenze

Patrizio Paoli – Director

He graduated in piano from the L. Cherubini Conservatory of Florence in 2000 with honors.
Since 2006, he has been the director of the Orophonia Vocal Ensemble of Badia Prataglia (Arezzo), with which he won the special prize at the national competition in Fermo in 2013 and the choral Grand Prix of Tuscany, within the regional Coro Più competition, in 2015. In 2010, he graduated from the three-year higher school for choir directors at the Guido d’Arezzo Foundation. In the summer of 2011, he took part in the “European Academy for Choir Conductors” in Fano, led by Maestro Nicole Corti, and again in 2015 under the guidance of Maestro Ragnar Rasmussen. In 2012, he participated in a course on choir and orchestra direction in Pomaz (Hungary), led by Maestros V. Hempfling and P. Broadbent. In 2014, he founded the chamber vocal group Ensemble Continuo, which gathers singers from Arezzo, Florence, and Prato, with which he won the third prize at the national polyphonic competition of Lake Maggiore. In October 2014, he completed a two-year specialization course in choral direction at the B.Maderna State Conservatory in Cesena under the guidance of Maestro Lollini with the highest honors and praise. Since January 2016, he has been directing the University Choir of Florence, with which he has planned numerous concerts and tours. From 2000 to 2017, he worked continuously as a teacher, both in choral projects as an external expert in various elementary schools in the province, and as an annual teacher of music education at the Maria Consolatrice elementary school in Arezzo. From 2000 to 2009, he was a piano teacher at the music school of Certaldo. From 2009 to 2017, he taught piano courses at the Maria Consolatrice elementary school in Arezzo. He is currently a piano teacher at the B. Dovizi Comprehensive Institute in Bibbiena.