Verdi was born in Rome. He studied at the "G.B.Martini" Conservatoire in Bologna and "G.Rossini" Conservatoire in Pesaro. He
graduated in Composition having studied with Bianca Maria Furgeri, Paolo
Renosto and Ivan Vandor, and he studied Band Instrumentation with Pierluigi
Giacomini. He studied Choir and Choir Conducting with Tito Gotti and Orchestra
Conducting with Gabriele Bellini and Michele Marvulli. He also studied Jazz
with Ettore Ballotta and Electronic Music with Felice Fugazza. He specialized
in Orchestra Conducting with Donato Renzetti and in Choir Conducting with
Roberto Gabbiani. He attended Specialization courses and Masterclasses in
Composition with Franco Donatoni, Giacomo Manzoni, Olivier Messiaen, Umberto
Rotondi. He also graduated in Philosophy at the Bologna University.
Verdi is Professor of Composition at the "Santa
Cecilia" in Rome. During the spring semester 2003, he was guest professor at the Frostburg State
University in Maryland.
He has written musical compositions from chamber to orchestral
genres that have been performed at festivals and in concerts. His treatise of
musical theory "Organizzazione delle altezze nello spazio temperato"
(1998) deals with the study of the various combinatorial possibilities of
sounds according to systematic rules. In "Caleidocicli musicali.
Simmetrie infrante dei suoni" (2010) he developed the concept of a
musical kaleidocycle as result of a vertical musical structure changing into a
horizontal structure. He used kaleidocycles for composing works based on
chords that connect with others according to prearranged transposition levels.
His many writings include articles and monographic essays such
as "Aleksandr Skrjabin tra musica e filosofia", "Kandinskij
e Skrjabin: realtą e utopia nella Russia pre-rivoluzionaria", "Franz
Liszt e la sua musica nel cinema" that particularly deal with the relations between music and visual arts and with
the connection between sounds and color.
Verdi has written many musical reviews. He has been an active promoter of
cultural events and festivals. He was the musical advisor for organizations as
the Accademia Filarmonica of Bologna, the Centro Italiano di Studi Skrjabiniani, the Centro Studi
Farinelli, and the "Alfeo Gigli" International Festival of Composition. He is an honorary member of the Scriabin Society of America.
Musical education and specialization courses
Descriptive page with list of main works; download mp3
Writings List of main musicological writings, with reproduction of
introductory texts; possibility to request the complete texts.
promotion Summary of the main teaching activity. Cultural
promoting and artistic organization. Musical management.
conduction Repertoire of works as a conductor. Possibility of downloading
audio files from live recordings or audio CDs.
Main exhibitions arranged as organizer or consultant. Introductory pages to
Participation in meetings, lectures and round-table conferences. Participation in radio programmes.
Presentation page of some musical events organized as consultant
or artistic director. In the file section, a bibliographic and phonographic
collection, with possibility of downloading audio files.
Radio Broadcast (streaming)
Links List of the links pointed out in the site