Carlo Pavese

Born in Turin, he studied fortepiano and conducting. A graduate of choral music and composition from the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Turin, he went on to study in Sweden with the great choir director, Gary Graden and became his assistant. He specialised with Eric Ericson, Tonu Kaljuste and Frieder Bernius. In 2003, he founded and directed the Coro G in Turin, and since 2005, he has served as artistic director of the association Piccoli Cantori di Torino which participates in numerous concerts and shows in Italy and abroad. Currently, he is professor of direction, interpretation and choral improvisation in Italy and Europe. In 2012, he was the artistic director of the Europa Cantat XVIII festival in Turin. He currently holds the post of vice president of the European Choral Association - Europa Cantat.

After studying choral music at the conservatory in Turin, I obtained a grant from the association De Sono, which allowed me to go to Sweden to study with choir director Gary Graden. I was lucky enough to become his assistant afterwards. After serving as artistic director of two vocal ensembles in Stockholm and then in Turin, I have directed the Coro G in Turin since its foundation in 2003. It is a vocal ensemble composed of young people aged 16 to 26 years. Since 2005, I am also artistic director of the choir Piccoli Cantori di Torino.

For me, movement is not closely connected to my practice of choral singing. The question arises, however, on the occasion of special projects, operas for children or plays. These are strong experiences for children. Movement helps them build their relationship to space, their individual ability to play and to present themselves in public. This is especially true for teenagers who encounter problems in the perception of their bodies, their "new" bodies. I find it very interesting to conduct this reflection during performances, to think about their movements in space, about the position of the choir vis-à-vis the public. I am hoping the exchanges with the other project participants will enrich my practice in the field
Carlo PAVESE /