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Dr Dimitri Scarlato


Dimitri Scarlato is a composer and conductor born and raised in Rome where he studied Composition, Piano and Conducting at the Conservatorio di Musica S.Cecilia. In 2004 he moved to London to complete a Masters in Composition at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and in 2014 he completed a Doctorate in Composition at the Royal College of Music, which in 2010 selected him as a RCM Rising Star.

His music has been performed in several venues across Europe such as the Barbican Hall and Cadogan Hall in London and Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice. The Accademia Filarmonica Romana premiered his opera Fadwa in May 2013 at the Teatro Olimpico in Rome. 

His activity spans from contemporary classical music, opera, theatre, films and pop music. Highlights include having been selected at VOX3 - Composing for Voice at the Royal Opera House of London, and at the Berlinale Talent Campus 2011 as a film composer, having been the music/conducting coach for Sir Michael Caine for the film Youth (2015), by the Oscar winning director Paolo Sorrentino, conducting the premieres of three new contemporary operas at Stara Zagora (Bulgaria) and being at Later with Jools Holland as arranger and conductor for the American indie band Queens of the Stone Age (2017). 

In 2019 he released his album Colours, performing it live in concerts in London, Florence and Rome. In the same year, he worked as orchestrator and conductor in several projects of fellow composers and composed and acted as music supervisor for the soundtrack of the feature film Il Talento del Calabrone, due to be released in Italy in spring 2020.

Faculties / departments: Composition, Research


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Dr Dimitri Scarlato

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