Leonello Capodaglio is a musician, composer, musicalogist, and conductor.
Leonello Capodaglio (born 10. 06. 1945, in Saguedo) Italian composer, resides in Lendinara, in the Venetian region of Italy. He studied music in Venice with Gino Gorini (piano), Gian Francesco Malipiero and Ugo Amendola (composition), Franco Ferrara (conducting), Egida Giordani Sartori (harpsichord), and Pellegrino Ernetti (Prepolifonia).
Leonello developed his abilities and talents as a pianist, composer, harpsichord soloist and conductor. He was Director of the National Conservatory of Music of Adria and director of various chamber ensembles and symphony orchestras ever since 1972. Many of his compostions won national and international awards in competitions. He is currently president or commissioner of numerous competitions, including the prestigious “V. Bucchi” in Rome.
He has authored 410 opus numbers composed in tonal style, 268 of which were published by 42 editions in Italy, France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, USA and Canada. There have been more than 300 performances of his music in Italy and throughout the world, with performances and television broadcasting, and various discography.
Among his compositions, the most remarkable are the lyric-operas, ‘Fornarina’, ’Calliroe’, and ‘Fanny’, three Oratorios, a Marian Cantata, Twelve Suites for orchestra and "La Beltà" (The Beauty), a series of six concertos for soloist and orchestra.
A professional musicologist, Capodaglio has presented research findings at conferences especially about the discovery of the “phonocromatic technique” used by Antonio Vivaldi. He has published ten volumes of poetry and prose. His biography is found in many dictionaries in Italian, German, English languages.