Matilde Capuis

(born 1913, Naples, Italy, resident in Turin), pianist and composer. She started her musical studies (organ, violin and piano) in Venice with Gabriele Bianchi, then she studied at the "Conservatorio L. Cherubini" in Florence and at the "Accademia Chigiana" in Siena. As pianist, she has performed for many years with the cellist Ugo Attilio Scabia and with the soprano Susanna Ghione. From 1969 to 1983 she taught Theory and Composition at the "Conservatorio G. Verdi" in Turin. Her works range from chamber music to orchestral music (Sinfonia in sol maggiore and Concentus brevis, per oboe and string orchestra) and sacred music (Il pianto della Madonna, for soloists, choir and orchestra). She shows a preference for the Nineteenth century, while remaining open to the needs of the Twentieth century. An isolated position in Italy which is the reason why only in recent years she has obtained in her country the visibility long ago reached abroad, especially in Germany where since 1994 the publisher Furore-Verlag has acquired all her unpublished scores to publish them.
Selected works: Corale, org, string orchestra, 1942; Ouverture, 1942; La nave della vita, ballad¸1947; Ave Maria, V, pf, 1950; Animato con passione, vlc, pf, 1964; Six preludes, pf (Ed. Curci, 1972); Fantasia, org, 1974; Canti senza parole, vl (Ed. Curci, 1976).
Awards: "Premio Quartetto Venesiano", 1948; "Premio Circolo Universitario", Bolzano, 1948; "Concorso Internazionale di Genova", 1952; Concurso International de Compositoras "H. Rubistein", Buenos Aires, 1962.
Publishers: Curci, Zanibon, Carich, Forlivesi, Scomegna, Barben and Furore-Verlag.