Biography

Fulvio Rampi was born in Cremona in 1959.

After his degree in Organ and Composition, he achieved his Mastership and Doctorate in Sacred Music and Gregorian chant at the Pontifical Ambrosian Institute of Sacred Music in Milan under the guidance of Luigi Agustoni.
As the successor of Agustoni himself at the Pontifical Institute (1985-1991 and 1997-2002), he has been holding courses and seminars on Gregorian chant and has numerous publications in specialized magazines; while having also authored and edited four textbooks on Gregorian chant (1- "Manuale di canto gregoriano ", 1991, reprinted 1997; 2- "Del canto gregoriano", 2006; 3- "Alla scuola del canto gregoriano", 2015; 4- “Nella mente del notatore - Semiologia gregoriana a ritroso”, 2019).
He has curated the transcription and publication of a two-volume edition containing polyphonic sacred compositions from the Renaissance. As of today, he collaborates as a composer with a variety of musical magazines specialized in liturgy.
In 2004, he published the volume "Nova et Vetera" (Editrice Vaticana), which contains a collection of new compositions and tropes alongside with chants of Introit and Communion from the traditional repertory. In 2007, he won the Composition of sacred music for the liturgy Competition, which was held in Spoleto in occasion of the 58th National Liturgical Week (Spoleto).
In 1985 he founded the choir "Cantori Gregoriani", a professional ensemble of male voices, which he has been conducting since its foundation. With this group, he has recorded several CDs on behalf of important Italian and foreign recording labels. The ensemble has an intense international concert activity (Italy, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Slovenia, Lebanon, Poland, Brazil, Russia, Japan), while also being featured in international festivals (such as the prestigious Salzburg Festival) and in numerous radio and television programs (Swiss Radio Suisse Romande, RAI, TV2000, Austrian television ORF, NHK Japanese television and German radio WDR).
From 1998 to 2010 he has been Choirmaster at the cathedral of Cremona, where he has conducted performances of music from a variety of repertoires: from Gregorian chant to classical and contemporary polyphony, from the great Baroque masterpieces to new choral and instrumental compositions, both in Cremona and in other religious institutions in Italy and abroad.
He is also the founder and conductor of the Sicardo Choir, a vocal ensemble which performs concerts and holds regular liturgical service activities in the Church of S.Abbondio in Cremona, where he performs as leading organist as well.
He is Professor of Prepolifonia at the Conservatory of Music "G. Verdi" in Turin.