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Valentino Ragni
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Valentino Ragni, being of Italian origin, was born in Trimbach (Switzerland) in 1935. He is Swiss citizen, is married and has got two daughters.
At the conservatory in Biel he got the education for his diploma in the piano-class of Jacques Chapuis. Afterwards he studied musical composition and orchestration with Klaus Huber at the college of music in Basel and percussion with Mr. Schiesser.
For several years he was member of the Swiss Society for Sound-Artists (Schweizer Tonkünstlerverein), but then he left voluntarily.
For his piano piece "Mosaïques 68" Valentino Ragni was awarded the first Swiss Prize for Composers within the bounds of the Swiss Federation for Musical Educationalists (Schweizer Musikpädagogischen Verbandes, SMPV).
In the SMPV he held the position of Chief Examiner for the Swiss areas Suisse Romande and Ticino and he was acting in the Executive Committee. He is honorary member of this federation. In addition Ragni was member of the expert committee of the "Kantonalen Kuratoriums Solothurn" in the subject music.
He was director of the conservatory in Delémont and the music school in Grenchen. Owning the Diploma for Early Musical Education following the method of Edgar Willems, Ragni was coworker of Edgar Willems and thus involved in several pedagogical activities in Switzerland and abroad.
His compositions, consisting of pieces for piano, orchestra, chorus, organ and chamber music, are performed all around the world, amongst other countries in Portugal, Austria, Italy, Germany, Russia, South-Africa and the US.