Massimo Devitor

Massimo Devitor boasts a long experience and a varied musical education, which make him a versatile and complete artist.

In early childhood he approached music with the study of the piano and made his first choral experiences.

In his teens he took his first steps as lead singer of the rock band Pat Heaven. This was accompanied by a continuous and passionate study of vocal technique and choral direction. In both fields, his talent emerged clearly.

After a few years he took his first the role as conductor of a mixed choir from Gorizia, which will then stand out for the technical level reached.

In the meantime he became conductor of  other two choirs and enrolled at the Conservatory of Trieste for the diploma in singing where he studied with Mirna Pecile (already winner of the Maria Callas competition in Rome) and Ylia Ximena Aramayo Sandivari, while continuing taking private lessons with Alessandro Svab and Claudio Strudthoff.

Several choirs employed him for solo parts in classical, sacred and profane repertoires. The choir of the Jewish Temple of Trieste chose him as soloist, leading him to the recording of 3 CDs and to the performance of numerous concerts throughout Italy, while with the Tergestine Chapel of Notre Dame de Sion he has recorded 7 CDs.

As soloist he won the choir competition of the Naples Conservatory in the gospel category and the international choral competition Seghizzi di Gorizia. Then sang walongside the New Orleans Spiritualettes (gospel and spiritual) in a concert in Aquileia.

He joined the vocal octet Voci della Tradizione, specialized in the folklore of the Triveneto area with which he ranked second in the international competitions of Saint Vincent and Biella.

As a tenor, he embarked on the path of recitals and the proposition of a vast repertoire, from operetta to musicals.

He began teaching singing in several private schools in Friuli Venezia Giulia and holding stages in high schools, as well as continuing his personal studies. His experience as a teacher earned him the assignment of the role of technical trainer of the Piccole voci dell'Isonzo o with which he will perfprmed the Carmen of Bizet directed by Franco Zeffirelli and the sacred drama for eight choirs, solos and double orchestra Ode a Bertrando broadcast by RAI . He was also appointed Choral conductor for the first Italian performance of Millocker's operetta Il Gasparone (Trieste 2005).

The repertoire of operetta and folklore led him to perform throughout Italy while, as conductor of four choirs, he performed in Argentina, Chile, United States, Canada, Poland, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany and France.

As conductor of the Gruppo Vocale Farra ge recorded a DVD for the Austrian National Television (ORF), while with the Soul Circus Gospel Choir he won the first prize at the first Italian national gospel composition competition Gospel Connection of Assisi, with the song Glory To The Lord, before a jury made up exclusively of African Americans.

Again with Soul Circus, in 2009 he recorded the CD Beyond, where he appears not only as a conductor, but also as a solo performer.

Also interested in the music from other cultures, he has deepened the elements of Indian carnatic singing, while his knowledge in the field of yoga and meditation, disciplines that he has been practicing regularly for over 20 years, led him to hold seminars on the application of breathing to singing, with a great audience response. It is precisely in this approach that his greatest talent and peculiarity reside, which make him not only a teacher, but a real reference figure for his choristers and students.