From: RI, United States

Classical, Musical

Dr. Garzilli is a composer of four large musical-dramatic works. His recordings have been produced by Virgin, First Night and EMI Records. He is also the composer of many liturgical settings, some of which have been translated and performed throughout the world. In Europe, his music has often been featured on Radio and Television. In addition to his music, Dr. Garzilli holds advanced degrees in Philosophy, Theology and Literature. He was the first person to receive a doctorate from Brown University in Comparative Literature. His dissertation was published by Harvard University and was nominated for many national awards. His graduate work in Theology was on the Revelation of the Infinite in Art, Music and Literature. He has taught literature at Providence College and Shakespeare and Classical Drama at the Univeristy of Rhode Island. In 2002, as Artist in Residence at Johnson and Wales University, he performed three of his compositions with the RI Philharmonic, famed Broadway star, Mark McVey, and Metropolitan Opera Soprano Elizabeth Banke Biggs. He he has recently completed a major symphonic recording of his musical play, "Rage of the Heart", which is now available for purchase.