My biography

In the course of his studies, the Maestro Gabriele Ciampi has combined classical music with a more modern approach typical of the American school, but even today, he composes pieces relying on the traditional method, using only a piano, a pencil, and paper.

His musical education combines the best of European and American styles. He studied composition at the prestigious St. Cecilia Music Conservatory. He also attended the Film Scoring Certificate Program at UCLA where he studied composition and orchestration.

He has received many awards and distinctions, including the following: the “Italian Excellence” medal, granted by the Senate of the Republic of Italy, and the Green Card per Extraordinary Ability, issued by the government of the United States.

Maestro Ciampi is recognized on the worldwide concert scene as a composer who writes and directs his own music, accompanied by his own orchestra, CentOrchestra, with which the Maestro has been working in both Europe and America since 2011.

Maestro Ciampi has written and directed the music for the performance of “A Christmas Carol” in 2012 in Moscow (in cooperation with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra) and in 2013 at the Parco della Musica Auditorium in Rome, thanks to which he was awarded the Italian Excellence medal by the Senate of the Republic of Italy.

In 2014 he published his album “The Minimalist Evolution”, which was presented in the same year in a concert in Los Angeles, in cooperation with the Italian Institute of Culture, and at the Parco della Musica Auditorium in Rome.

In 2015 he performed in Washington at the White House for President Obama's family. The invitation for the concert came from the First Lady of the United States, and Ciampi was the first Italian composer to direct his own music at the White House for the traditional White House Holiday Tour.

In May 2016 he received the Italian Award “Premio Barocco”.

His piece Trio in B minor was written for and dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Republic of Italy and is included in his album In Dreams Awake, distributed worldwide by Universal Music Group.

Tracklist

  • Cello Sonata n.1 III Tempo

  • Piano Concerto in A Maj - Meno_Mosso

  • Sasha In the Water

  • Serenata