Corrado Maria Saglietti was born in 1957 in Costigliole d’Asti, Piedmont, in the north of Italy.
He studied horn with Prof. Giacomo Zoppi and graduated from the “A.Vivaldi” Conservatory of Alessandria with the highest honors. Since 1977 he became a member of the RAI National Symphony Orchestra, and in 1990 he became Principal Horn.
In 1979 he was awarded a 2nd prize at the International Competition “F. Verganti” of Stresa and began a flourishing activity as a soloist including being featured in Settembre Musica (Turin,1981) performing the W. A. Mozart horn concertos.
In 40 years of activity he played with the most important and world famed Conductors and he appeared as soloist on different occasions, interpreting J.S. Bach, A. Vivaldi, W. A. Mozart, R. Schumann, F. Martin, E. Nunes and many others. Alongside the Orchestra, he is also very active in various chamber groups.
Corrado Maria Saglietti finds complete expression of his musical personality through an important and prolific compositional activity.
Under the guidance of Professors S.Tresca and G.Bosco, in 1986 he received a degree in Composition at the “G. Verdi” Conservatory of Turin. In the same year his composition “Concerto for Tuba and four Horns” (Editions Bim) won the third prize at the International Neotuba Composition Competition of Akron University in Ohio, USA, and was premiered at the New York Brass Conference. It can now be found on the CD “Variations” by the American & German Horn Ensemble, featuring Markus Hötzel on the tuba.
In 1988 the International Horn Society awarded C. M. Saglietti with the 1st prize for his piece “Virtuoso” for horn and piano (edited by Hans Pizka), which he also premiered at the International Horn Workshop of Munich in 1989.
The“Suite for Alto Trombone and String Quartet” (Editions Bim) was commisioned and recorded on CD by Joe Burnam in 1993 and performed in Italy, in Germany and in the USA. The “Suite” was also performed during Boston Symphony Orchestra’s 2003 season by Ronald Barron, who recorded it as well on the CD “The Return of the Alto”. In 2011 the “Suite” was recorded by Zoltan Kiss on the CD “Slideshow”, in 2015 on the CD “Stella” by Francesco D’Urso and in the version “Suite for Horn and String Quartet” was recorded by Radek Baborak on the CD “Orchestrina” in 2014.
The “Sestetto in Tre Tempi” for brass ensemble was written for the group “Ottoni di Verona” and performed in importants festivals in Italy and in France.
The “Concertissimo per Tuba e Banda” (Editions Bim), played by Mario Barsotti with the Banda Musicale di Riva del Garda conducted by M° Luterotti, inaugurated “Verso il millennio: International Euphonium and Tuba Workshop 1997” at Riva del Garda, Italy.
Floriano Rosini recorded “Preghiera” on the CD “Musica sacra per trombone e organo”.“Impressioni” for Brass Quintet (Editions Bim) was recorded on CD from the Brass Quintet of the RAI National Symphony Orchestra “Brass Express”.
“Tre movimenti per Tromba, Corno e Organo” in 2003 won 2nd prize at the Organist Composition Competition “Rocco Rodio” of Castellana Grotte. “Psalms” for trumpet and organ (Editions BIM) was recorded on CD by Ivano Ascari in his collection “Nuove musiche per tromba”; the same CD contains also the short piece “Andantino per Giacomo” for flügelhorn and electric piano.
In the summer of 2004, “Piazze di Torino” for tuba and strings orchestra had its world premiere in Budapest at the ITEC 2004, performed by Alessandro Fossi.
The “Concerto d’estate” for brass quintet and wind band was successfully played in the summer of 2005 from the SpilimBrass Quintet and the Filarmonica City of Spilimbergo. The Suite “Weekend in Tokyo” for flute, oboe and piano (Editions Bim) was premiered in Catania by the “Ecoensemble” Trio in April 2006.
“Three pieces for Octet” for Brass Octet (Editions Bim) won 1st prize at the “2008 Brass Composition Contest” IBCMF.
The “Adverbs” for trumpet and Percussion were presented at the Texas Christian University, played by Ivano Ascari in October 2009. In the same year the “Racconti per Arpa” (Salvi Editions) were recorded on CD by the harpist Stefania Saglietti.
In May 2010 the “Concerto for trumpet and Orchestra” had its debut at the Alba Music Festival, played by Jeff Silberschlag with the State Romanian Orchestra conducted by John Wallace.
In November 2010 Corrado Saglietti was one of twelve horn players chosen by the International Horn Society for a survey of the horn-playing style in various European nations, titled “Two Surveys of European Horn Playing Styles” and viewable on the IHS website. Since 2011, on the same website (at Market, Online Music Sales), it’s available his book “Esercizi per Corno – French Horn Exercises”.
In 2012 he premiered his new composition “Souvenirs” for horn and strings at the 35th International Festival Antidogma Musica.
Corrado Saglietti was soloist in the 2013-2014 Season of the Rai National Symphony Orchestra and was a member of the Jury of the 24th International Competition Città di Porcia.
The “Concertino for Trumpet” for Trumpet and Piano (Editions Bim), dedicated to the 25th International Competition Città di Porcia, was the compulsory piece of the semi-final of the competition.
“Tris” for Trumpet and Concert Band commissioned and dedicated to Roberto Rossi had its debut at Foligno, November 29, 2015.
After almost 40 years Corrado Saglietti retires from the Rai National Symphony Orchestra.
In 2016 the “Psalms” for Trumpet and Organ, were recorded on the CD “Klangfester Orgel und Trompete im dialog” by the trumpet-player André Schüpbach and the organiste Ekaterina Kofanova. Bruno Schneider played the “Suite for Horn and Piano” at the 48th International Horn Symposium, Ithaca, NY. USA.
In 2017 the “Concertino per Tromba” was played by Marco Braito at ITG 42nd Annual Conference, Hershey, PA. USA. In July there was the release of the CD “Concerti Italiani” with the “Concertissimo per Tuba e Banda” (Edizioni Bim), played by Alessandro Fossi and the Rovereto Wind Orchestra conducted by M° Loss. In November Corrado Saglietti was a member, for the second time, of the Jury of the 28th International Competition Città di Porcia, Horn.
In 2018 the “Quartetto Italiano di Tromboni” recorded “Four for Four’bones” on the CD “Passe-Temps for 4”, and played it in the Italy-Usa-Belgium tour. In June “El Tanguero” for Trombone and Piano (Editions Bim) written for and recorded by Zoltan Kiss on the CD “Non-Stop”, was recorded in the version for Trombone and Trombone Quartet on the CD “Contemporary” by Zoltan Kiss and the hungarian “Corpus Trombone Quartet”. In October the belgian Trio “Triotique” presented in a series of concerts in Belgium the new CD “3D” with “Weekend in Tokyo” for Flute, Oboe and Piano.
In 2019 the piece “Trio di Velluto” for Horn, Euphonium and Tuba (Editions Bim) was played on US Tour by Laursen-Lipton-Cranson Trio, from which it was commissioned and dedicated. The “Trio” was also played at the 2019 International Tuba Euphonium Conference, Iowa City, IA. USA. “Monsters” for Tuba and Piano (Editions BIM) commissioned by and dedicated to the 31st International Competition Città di Porcia, Tuba, was chosen as the compulsory piece of the semi-final of the competition. The Competition was postponed in 2022.
Two important and successfull events in 2020: the “Suite for Horn and String Quartet” played by Philip Foster in Live streaming from HemmaOperan, Göteborg, Sweden and the “Suite for Alto Trombone and String Quartet” played by Ximo Vicedo on streaming on RTVE Ràdio Clásica, and on streaming on la 2 de TVE, Spain.
In November was release the CD “Spiritual Quest” with “Psalms” for Trumpet and Organ, recorded by Ádám Rixer e Maurice Clement.
2021 opened with an important premiere: “Monsters” in the version for Solo Tuba and Chamber Ensemble (Editions Bim) was performed by Matteo Magli and the OSN Rai Chamber Ensemble on February 21 in the 2nd Concert of the Auditorium Sundays series. The recording was then broadcasted on February 28 by Radio 3 Suite.
In October “Notte Serena” for Flügelhorn and String Quintet (Editions Bim) was performed by Ercole Ceretta in the OSN Rai Chamber Groups marathon and then broadcasted in December by Radio 3 Suite.