Dante D'Ambrosi

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameDante•D'Ambrosi
Used nameDante•D'Ambrosi
Born23 February 1902 in Zagarolo, Roma (ITA)
Died22 June 1965 in Pavia, Pavia (ITA)
NOC Italy


The composer Dante D’Ambrosi graduated in piano and composition at the “Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia” in Roma. After attending additional courses in conducting, he became Director of the Music School of Teramo 1930-41, which was named after him after his death. His Danza ginnico rurale (Rural gymnastic dance) for wood quintet was selected for the 1936 art competitions. D’Ambrosi later founded the “Centro dell’oratorio musicale” in Roma and became a lecturer at the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music (1952-55), where he became the first professor of complementary Harmony I and II, counterpoint and fugue, and eventually harmony. His final appointment as a teacher was in Napoli. He also was very active as a conductor making several tours in Italy and abroad (Germany, England, France and Ireland). He also produced a comprehensive œuvre as a composer including works for theater, orchestra, chamber music, solo instruments and choruses.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Art Competitions ITA Dante D'Ambrosi
Music, Instrumental And Chamber, Open (Olympic) AC