Aurelio PORFIRI

Aurelio PorfiriAurelio Porfiri (1968) graduated from the Conservatorio di San Pietro a Maiella, Naples, with a final degree in Choral Music. He also studied Renaissance Polyphony and Polyphonic musical forms with Domenico Bartolucci as well as further studies in Organ anche Composition with Giuseppe Agostini, a leading organist and choir master in Italy. Later he also studied Renaissance Semiology with Francesco Luisi, editor for the third national edition of the works of Palestrina.
Having previously been the substitute Organist of the Vatican City Vicariate in St. Peter’s Basilica, as well as in many other notable churches in Italy, he arrived in Macau in 2008, having been invited to be an Associate Professor for a local University.

He is a prolific composer, having composed many Oratorios and Cantatas, Masses, Musicals, Choral Compositions and Arrangements, as well as music of different genres. His choral compositions are mainly in Latin, Italian and English and renge. Many of his compositions in Italian were commissioned by the most popular liturgical journal in Italy “La vita in Cristo e nella Chiesa” and from Vatican Radio. His works are performed from various choirs, communities and parishes around the world and his music is mainly published by Edizioni San Paolo (Italy), Edizioni Carrara (Italy), Canticanova (USA) Porfiri & Horwarth Publisher (former Edition Music Contact, Germany), Editio Ferrimontana (Germany), Symetrie (France).

His is a regular contributor of influential blogs and website dealing with music and liturgy as Zenit (until 2010) Liturgia Opus Trinitatis (Italy) and Corpus Christi Watershed “A View from the choir loft” (USA). He has published around 400 articles and 15 books.

Website: www.aurelioporfiri.com

Blog: www.ilnaufrago.com