Biography

Davide Antonio Pedrazzini (Lodi-Italy, 1981) first encountered music when he was 11 years old. He studied saxophone and clarinet. Later he deepened his music studies and successfully graduated in Composition at the Conservatorio of Piacenza and in Arranging for Band at the Conservatorio of Parma.

He took courses in band conducting with several teachers, including José Rafael Pascual Vilaplana, Lorenzo Della Fonte and Angelo Bolciaghi.

His compositions have won awards in several national and international composition competitions. In 2023 he won the Grand Prize and further 1st prize at the Grand Mesa Young Band Composition Contest (Colorado, USA).

Always interested in wind instruments and bands, he is active both as a conductor and as a composer and arranger. He has published numerous pieces with various European and American publishers, including Baton Music (NL), AM Music Publishing (NL), Tierolff Muziekcentrale (NL), Edizioni Musicali Eufonia (IT), Edizioni Musicali Wicky (IT), Progetti Sonori (IT), Leading Tones Music (USA), Grand Mesa Strings Publishing (USA), Grand Mesa Music Publishers (USA) and Alfred Music (USA).

His compositions are mostly distributed and performed abroad, mainly in the United States, where he is the only Italian to have pieces in J.W. Pepper Editors' Choice list.

He is a teacher at the Conservatorio of Udine (Arranging, Composition and Conducting for Band) and of Livorno (Elements of Composition for Music Teaching).