Ilio Was born in Ciociaria, central Italy on 15 of May 1964. He was still a teenager when he started his music studies in the local community band school, showing from the very beginning a particular predisposition towards classical music composition and Jazz music. |
At the age of 19 he won the audition for the Italian National Army Band stationed in Rome where he served for 10 years under the direction of Col. Marino Bartoloni. After this first professional experience, he performed in the Grenadiers of Sardiniaís Band in Rome and the SHAPE International Band (the official NATO Band) stationed in Mons, Belgium. In this last post, he covered for three years the 1st Tenor Saxophone slot helping the Director, MSg Allen Wittig, in writing the original arrangements for the Big Band.
So far, he has written more than 200 compositions for several music formations. His Marching/Symphonic Band tunes are very well appreciated most due to the modern style in which he writes.
You can visit his website at http://www.iliovolante.com/ita
Any band that is interested in being mentioned on Ilio Volanteís website can send him a recording of his tune/s. It is completely free.