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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
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.