Composer, arranger and conductor, Luigi Lombardi d’Aquino was born in Naples in 1970, he graduated in Composition and Conducting with Edgar Alandia, Massimo Pradella and Rino Marrone at the Academy of Music “Conservatorio N. Piccinni” in Bari and at the “Conservatorio Santa Cecilia” in Rome, then continued his studies in composition with Azio Corghi and graduated at the National Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome and in Siena at “Accademia Chigiana”.
Was invited to collaborate as composer and conductor from the major Roman and Italian institutions concert (he won the Project Young Composers Competition 2001 of Foundation Orchestra Guido Cantelli of Milan and in 2002 won the International Valentino Bucchi Competition in Rome, at the same years obtained a Special Mention at the International Composition Egidio Carella of Val Tidone.
Between 2002 and 2008, Lombardi d’Aquino, as arranger and conductor, worked with Cecilia Gasdia, Ivana Spagna, Guido De Angelis, Iva Zanicchi, Ornella Vanoni, Claudio Baglioni and Andrea Bocelli, conducting the Orchestra Millennium, the Czech Natyonal Symphony Orchestra of Prague and the Roma Sinfonietta. For Bocelli, record as conductor with the Orchestra Verdi of Milano, a particular version of the traditional Neapolitan song “Era de maggio” reworked and transformed like a duet by Gianfranco Lombardi and included in the CD “Incanto”.
At the same time he collaborated with the theater and television as a composer, arranger, programmer Audio-Midi and conductor, writing and producing music for Rumors by Neil Simon’s comedy staged at the Teatro Eliseo in Rome. In 2002, is author, with Gianfranco Lombardi, the arrangements for the RAI TV Show “Carramba che sorpresa” with Raffaella Carrà. He wrote the arrangements for the television marathon RAI “TELETHON 2003 and 2004” with Milly Carlucci, he also wrote the orchestrations and the arrangements for the TV Show “Domenica in…” edition 2005-2006. He is author of the arrangements and music for the TV show RAI “Ciak si Canta” (2009).
In 2004 David Zard entrusted him with the Musical Director of the concert of the "1st of May 2004" and the arrangement for the musical "Salvatore Giuliano".
Since 2005 he has been started the collaboration with cinema and the small screen, making the programming of music for RAI Fiction “Edda” by Giorgio Capitani, the arrangement of main theme of the TV series “Incantesimo”. For the Fiction “Dr. Clown” by Maurizio Nichetti, he is the author of the orchestrations and the orchestral conducting. For the cinema, making the orchestral conducting of soundtrack of the movie “Wine and Kisses” by Ilaria Borrelli. He has worked also to the performance of music from the film “Io, Don Giovanni” by Carlos Saura and cinematography by Vittorio Storaro, (opening the Toronto Film Festival and special event at the Rome Film Festival) recording some arias of Mozart’s Don Giovanni conducted by Nicola Tescari.
In 2011, made arrangements, orchestration and conducting the music of Maurizio De Angelis for Fiction Mediaset “Baciati dall’amore” by Claudio Norza, recorded with the Czech Symphony Orchestra of Prague Natyonal.
His music has been chosed for the TV spot of the communication campaign dedicated to raising funds “5 x 1000” intended to finish the work of building the “Great House of Peter Pan” in Rome with the support of FOX4DEV (FOX for development)
Franco Piersanti called him as assistant for “Concerto Moretti” with the music by Nicola Piovani and Piersanti taken from the Nanni Moretti’s filmography, performed by the Orchestra Roma Sinfonietta conducted by the authors at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome on 11th and 12th June 2011. His collaboration with Piersanti has continued for an evening in support of employment of the Teatro Valle in Rome, where Franco Piersanti has performed, conducting some elements of the Roma Sinfonietta, Hermann’s music, Rota’s and Piersanti’s music and with the participation of Nanni Moretti.
On 10th September 2011, in Paris at the Theatre MC93, with the “Orchestra dei Conservatori” conducted by Franco Piersanti it has put a new staging of the “Concerto Moretti”. The same production was put on stage on 24th September 2011 in Rome at Auditorium Parco della Musica - Sala Santa Cecilia.
Like Franco Piersanti’s music assistant he collaborates to the realization of the soundtrack for the TV series “Des Soucis et Des Hommes” by Cristophe Barraud for France 2. He collaborates, also, to the realization of the soundtrack of “Romanzo di una strage” by Marco Tullio Giordana composed by Franco Piersanti.