Short Bio

 

Mr. Giusto earned his degree in composition in 2012 at the “S. Cecilia” Conservatory in Rome under the tutelage of the M° Luciano Pelosi.

 

He attended several workshops, among others with Dr. Simon Bainbridge and featuring the Ligeti Quartet, in London.

 

In 2013, he received a fellowship to study at Syracuse University (SU), in Syracuse, New York. He studied under Dr. Andrew Waggoner, as well as Dr. Daniel Godfrey and Dr. Nicholas Scherzinger. He graduated from Syracuse University in 2015, earning his Master of Music in composition. In 2016, he starts the PhD program in Music Theory and Composition at the University of Pittsburgh, after receiving the A&S Fellowship, and he will receive the PhD in 2021. 

He collaborated with different musicians, and has been performed in several occasions. For example, he collaborated with saxophonist Mattia Catarinozzi at the International SaxFest in Rome. He was commissioned to participate as a composer in the Musica a Roma per Roma festival, where he re-composed several pieces for saxophone ensemble based on Nino Rota's themes. In 2014, his Requiem per le piccole cose perdute for chamber ensemble, two sopranos, tenor and baritone, was performed in a concert celebrating the organization "Americans Who Tell The Truth"; he was selected to write a piece for the Cazenovia Counterpoint festival.In 2015, the SU Contemporary Music Ensemble played his Violin Concerto, which included violinist Matteo Longhi. His chamber opera "Elisir 2.0" was presented by the SU Opera Workshop. Alia Musica has played his Studio su Pasolini, in Pittsburgh. Robert Black, the Quartetto di Venezia, Ensemble Surplus, and Ensemble Court-Circuit, to mention a few, have recorded his music. He has been premiered in Guadalajara by the Tlaquepaque orchestra. 

Mr. Giusto's music has been performed at the “Santa Cecilia” academic hall and the Campidoglio in Rome, the Benslow Hall in Hitchin, England, the Setnor Auditorium in Syracuse, S. Peter’s Episcopal Church Hall  in Cazenovia (NY), and East Liberty Episcopal Church in Pittsburgh, at the District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, Bellefield Hall in Pittsburgh, Teatro Degollado en Guadalajara, etc.

He was nominated to the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, is a recipient of the Brian Israel Award and the 2015 Masters Prize Award at Syracuse University.

 

He is currently professor of composition at the Guadalajara University.  

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