Dario Argentesi (1985) studied piano and composition at Ferrara and Florence conservatories while obtaining a bachelor in Literature (University of Ferrara) and a MA in Musicology (University of Bologna). In Belgium (2011-2013) he works as a freelance composer and teacher, obtaining a MA in Composition (Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles) and the teaching qualification (“Agrégation”, Conservatoire Royal de Mons, with “Grande Distinction”). He composes silent movies soundtracks for Belgian cinemas and venues (Cinématek, Rits Cinema, Cercle des Voyageurs). In 2012 attends a film-music masterclass with Academy Award winner Luis Bacalov (Accademia Chigiana, Siena). In 2013 a piece for string orchestra, based on Belgian folk themes, is commissioned and premiered by the Orchestre de Chambre de la Wallonie (Mons), and he’s awarded composer in residence at Visby International Center for Composers (Sweden). Besides his formal training, Dario studies phenomenology of music as delineated in the works and legacy of Ernest Ansermet and Sergiu Celibidache. In 2014 moves to China (Hangzhou, Fuzhou) teaching music and giving piano recitals. In 2016, 2017 explores the Arabic musical heritage – hired as a piano instructor in Egypt and the UAE. In 2018 he is awarded artist residencies at Obras (Evoramonte, Portugal) and works as a Music teacher (KS3, IGCSE) at Sedbergh School Fuzhou (China). His music is regularly performed worldwide, thanks to the exposure on IMSLP website.