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President of The Film Music Foundation, which awards grants for film music research and education, and assists film composers in placing their music with educational institutions.
Holds Italian and U.S. citizenship.
Created music arrangements for U.S. President at The White House, members of the Royal Family at Hampton Court, Pope John Paul II, and the King of Sweden; premieres and recordings by opera greats Renée Fleming, Jessye Norman, Kathleen Battle, Plácido Domingo and Jubilant Sykes, as well as instrumental soloists Christopher Parkening, Matt Haimovitz and The 5 Browns.
Created symphonic arrangements premiered by the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Chicago Symphony, Cincinnati Pops, Cleveland Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York Philharmonic for Leonard Bernstein's 70th Birthday Tribute, Philadelphia Orchestra, Royal Liverpool, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Vienna Philharmonic and numerous others.
Arranged the Olympic Hymn (still used today), and music for the Opening Ceremonies in Atlanta, Salt Lake City, London, and for the Closing Ceremony in Sochi.
Arranged Grammy Award-winning CD Previn Conducts Korngold and William Walton's critically acclaimed Five Bagatelles for Guitar and Orchestra.
Arranger or producer of several CDs for American classical guitarist Christopher Parkening, and judge for "Young Guitarist Competition" at The Parkening International Guitar Competition in Malibu, CA.
Advisory board member for American Federation of Pueri Cantores, which promotes the singing of liturgical music by young people often from disadvantaged backgrounds.
For many years, he was principal orchestrator for film composers Elmer Bernstein and Maurice Jarre, and collaborates with other orchestrators on scores by Cliff Eidelman, Richard Gibbs, James Newton Howard, Rachel Portman and others.
Created symphonic adaptations of entire film scores, including North By Northwest (1956), Vertigo (1958), High Noon (1952), Bride of Frankenstein (1935), Casablanca (1942) and Hitchcock! (2006), performed live in concert with the film.

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