The composer Paolo Baioni
was born in Bagnacavallo not far from the countries of origin of Arcangelo Corelli and Gioachino Rossini, composers themselves. He spent some times in the local school of music until he was expelled, but this allowed him to understand his own way. He studied in Bologna (M° Grandi and M° Carluccio), and also in Salzburg with M° B. Schaeffer. He entered only one contest ("Composition Contest 2nd August" whose jury's foreman was M° R. Muti), and he was found worthy of a special mention. He collaborates with the saxophonist D. Brutti for whom he composed a lot of music. He also wrote theatre plays, both for adult and children; all the pieces have been regularly performed. He dabbles in painting and sculpure, obtaining good results. He hates neo-romanticism, loves romantic musicians, prefers the baroques. Some of his pieces have been played at Ravenna Festival. He publishes for Ut Orpheus.