Stefano Scatozza is an italian composer, arranger, guitarist and teacher , born and living in Rome.
Teacher in Pop Rock Composition and Arrangement at Trento Conservatory of Music.
2016-2018 Instructor under contract of Jazz-Pop Guitar at Parma and Frosinone Conservatories of Music.
2010-2016 Instructor under contract of Songwriting (Pop composition) at Frosinone Conservatory of Music.
2014-2016 Instructor under contract of Pop Arrangement and Composition at Trento Conservatory of Music.
In 1998, with lyricist Danilo Selvaggi , singer Raffaella Misiti and saxophone player Marcello Duranti founded the band “Acustimantico“.
Acustimantico has now six cd’s out and a lot of awards won
- 1999 Sonica prize for emerging bands
- 2002 First Fabrizio De Andrè Prize for the new songwriting
- 2003 “Best Music Prize” and “Critics Prize” in Recanati’s Festival of songwriting
-2004 Best Repertoire, Mantova Music Festival
-2004 Best self-produced cd, for Acustimantico’s “Santa Isabel” at MEI Festival, Faenza
With Acustimantico and with his own project called “Snow Cycle”, Stefano has played in many festivals in Italy and abroad (Germany 2000,2002,2007; France 2004, Japan 2005, 2007; Canada 2007)
As orchestra Instructor under contract he has worked with many ensembles.
Recently he has been the conductor and arranger of the “41° Parallel Orchestra” (cd. “Viaggio Orizzontale” ZDM 2013) (2009-2016)
“Snow Cycle” is the title of his jazz main cd (2008), recorded in Canada with a group of wonderful international musicians.
Stefano composed a lot of music for theatre, musicals, TV, and movies.
In 2012 started a creative and productive collaboration with italian singer and songwriter Agnese Valle (cd 2014, 2016)
In 2014 started a collaboration with Silvia Rasconà e Alessia Marcato (Musica Libera, cd 2016).
Stefano is the composer of some Ilaria Drago’s theatral works, “Giovanna D’Arco” (2004), “Antigone” (2018), “Dalla Pelle al cielo” (2018).