Leonello Capodaglio, Italian musician (6/10/1945, Lendinara, Veneto, Italy) of a French mother with Austro-German ancestors, studied in Venice with Gian Francesco Malipiero and Ugo Amendola (Composition) Gino Gorini (Piano) Egida Giordani Sartori (Harpsichord) Father Pellegrino Ernetti (Medieval Prepolyphony) Franco Ferrara (Conducting).
He has won the following international prizes for musical composition: the "Atoll" for choral composition, organized by the Haute Accademie de Luteçe, Paris, 1972; the "Valentino Bucchi" of piano composition, Rome, 1979; the "D'Alessi" of sacred music, Treviso, 1981; the "Silver Diapason" of composition for band, on the anniversary of the Virgiliano Bimillenario, Gonzaga, 1981; the Chamber Composition Competition promoted by the Friends of the Sorrentine Peninsula, Naples, 1987; the International Competition for the "VII Centenary of the Translation of the Holy House" reserved for a mass for a cappella choir, Loreto, 1994; the Composition Competition for Organ organized by AGIMUS, Varenna, 2000; the European Piano Composition Competition of the Curci Association, Barletta, 2001; Christmas Concert by Ensemble de la Belle Musique, for string orchestra, Singapore 2018; Italian-Japanese Music, for wind ensemble, Kyoto, 2020.
Author of 510 opus numbers, he has had more than three hundred programs in Italy, even monographic ones (the piano work, the integral for harp, etc.) and in RAI radio broadcasting. It is also periodically performed abroad (France, Germany, England, Belgium, Croatia, Russia, Japan, Canada, Bulgaria, Moldova, USA, Argentina). His most significant original works are the oratorios for solos, choir and orchestra La Croce Vittrice (1984) based on a text by Mons.Giuseppe Del Ton, Protonotary Apostolic, De Sanctae Sophiae Angore Animi (1998) and De Rebus Mirandis Biagi Episcopi (2003) ; the Marian cantata Ecco l'Aurora (1987) from sonnets by Francesco De Lemene; the operas Fornarina, (1994) on libretto by Aleardo Aleardi, Calliroe (1999) on libretto by Luigi Pirandello and Fanny (2010) by Giacomo Leopardi; La Beltà, collection of six concertos for solo instrument and orchestra (oboe, violin, piano, cello, trumpet, harp) La Gratia, twelve suites for orchestra and Selva d'Orfeo, twelve ariettes for tenor, violin, cello and piano, and One Hundred Lyrics for Voice and Piano.
Some of his works are "obligatory pieces" in national and international competitions for violinists and pianists. To his credit he has 363 publications of various genres (from the aforementioned operas "Fornarina", "Calliroe" and "Fanny" to solo concerts, from chamber instrumental to concert solo) published by the major Italian musical editions (Zanibon, Carrara, De Santis Edipan, Berben, Eco, Eurarte, The Cairo Goose, Physa, Sconfinarte, Salatino, Florestano, GDE, Sonitus) and from the foreign Pizzicato Verlag Helvetia (Switzerland), Bardon, Tre Fontane, Syrinx, Intermezzo (Germany), Phylloscopus , Spartan, Alaw, Forton (United Kingdom), Bayard-Nizet, Andel, Lantro, Golden River, Les Editions du Nord (Belgium) Alfonce, Aedam Musicae, Billaudot, Fortin, Armiane, Fuzeau, Semper Più, Lafitan, Soldano, Fertile Plaine (France), Brotons & Mercadal (Spain), Ava (Portugal), PRB Productions, Gregorian Institute of America, Waterton, HaMar, Jeannè, Alry, Wiltshire (USA), Lighthouse (Canada) - first contemporary Italian composer published by these foreign publishing houses-.
His discography is present with twelve titles, one of which is attached to the volumes of the History of the Popes by the historians Biagia Catanzaro and Francesco Gligora, presented to Pope John Paul II. In addition, the piece Souvenir for piano, performed by the same author, was recorded by the State Discotheque and is kept there.
He is called "for clear fame" to the functions of Commissioner or Commission President in numerous music reviews or competitions, including the "V. Bucchi ”in Rome, the International Singing Competition in Adria, the National Choral Composition Competition“ F. Cedolin ”in Trieste, the National Competition for Chamber Opera in Adria, the International Opera Singing Competition“ Bonafini - Ronconi ”in Lendinara. He refounded and directed the "Aureliano Ponzilacqua" Musical Institute in Lendinara (1976-1984). He has taught theory, composition and piano. He was Director of the "Antonio Buzzolla" State Conservatory of Music in Adria (1995-1998). He has conducted various orchestras in over 70 concerts (the "Benedetto Marcello" of Venice, the "Pietro Lappi" of Lendinara, the Orchestra of the Conservatory and that of the International Opera Center of Adria, the Youth Orchestra of Veneto in Padua, the Fifth Centenary Orchestra, and the Venetian Philharmonic Orchestra.
He is active with various volumes published by Panda (Armonie concertanti, Il Grillo d'oro, Philharmonic Exercises, Fortune Giovanesche, Ornato Suasorio) and by the Tindari-Patti Study Center (Iconario extravagante), by the Giambra publishers (L'estate decisive and Cento Letture, The colorful seasons and other truths), from the Art Studio Galleria Signorini (Memorabilia) and with other authors from Morcelliana di Brescia (Giuseppe Del Ton) and from the MCL Center of the European Community (Dictionary of Poets of the Second Republic , Massa Carrara, 1995). Reviewed in the Humanism Notebooks directed by Prof. Ettore Paratore (AIPC, Rome), he has collaborated with periodicals such as Il Quadrivio, the Almanacco Veneto by Angelo Savaris, the Nuovo Contrappunto and Contrattempo. In 2005 he was awarded the “Gianni Spagnol” National Award with the historical novel Cuori Pavani, published by the Panda editions and in the ibc.it windows. In 2016 he won the First Prize for Opera Libretti at the National Literary Competition "The Unicorn". He has also lectured on musicology at the Popular University of Adria and at municipalities and institutions in the Veneto region. In a conference, which took place in Rome, at the Chamber of Deputies, with simultaneous translation into three languages and recorded by RAI 3, he illustrated his discovery of the phonochromatic technique developed by Antonio Vivaldi.
He is a member of SACEM, Societé des Auteurs, Compositeurs, et Editeurs de Musique. He was proclaimed Academic Senator for artistic merits within the AIPC, the Moral Body of the International Academy of Cultural Propaganda of Rome, then appointed Delegate Responsible for the Triveneto.