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Sergio Lauricella

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameSergio•Lauricella
Used nameSergio•Lauricella
Born19 June 1921 in Napoli, Napoli (ITA)
Died2 May 2008 in Genova (Genoa), Genova (ITA)
NOC Italy

Biography

Italian composer Sergio Lauricella earned a bronze medal for his work Toccata per Pianoforte at the 1948 Art Competitions in the category Instrumental and Chamber Music. He had graduated from the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in Rome. Subsequently, he completed his studies at the Mozarteum in Salzburg under Herbert von Karajan. In 1953, he joined the staff of the Conservatory of Genova “Paganini”, teaching composition. From 1979-91, he was the head of the conservatory and modernized the institution. One of his most important compositions was a cantata for soprano and strings with the title The Lamentation of Dona Blanca de Bivar based on a novel by Chateaubriand. As a conductor, he preferred Romantic composers. His son Massimo became a well-known composer, after having had great success as a concert pianist.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Art Competitions ITA Sergio Lauricella
Music, Instrumental And Chamber, Open (Olympic) 3 Bronze