Vincenzo Scarafile is an Italian choral conductor and counter-tenor, specialized in Early Music and Choral Pedagogy. He trained at Monopoli, Perugia and Lecce Conservatoires and attended several master classes in choral conducting in all Europe, studying with the best specialists of the choral music world.
In 2005 he moved to England where has been working as a Lay-Clerk in the professional cathedral choirs of Southwell Minster (Nottinghamshire), Lincoln and Christ Church, Oxford, with which he had the opportunity to perform, broadcast, record and tour widely in Europe, United States and Canada. Since then he has sung in more than 2000 services (including Choral Eucharist, Matins and Evensong) exploring a wide repertoire from Gregorian Chant, to Renaissance and Baroque Polyphony to Contemporary Music.
He considered himself very lucky for being the only Italian singer since the Reformation to have worked in some British Choral Foundations and have experienced that glorious heritage and unique tradition of Church Choral music, today upheld mainly by Britain’s historic cathedrals.
He’s also a member of multi-award winning “Ars Cantica Choir” (Milan) conducted by Maestro Marco Berrini, with which he has performed in the most Important Music Festival in Italy and abroad.
He is Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Polignano International Campus Musica, where he also teaches Choral Singing, Italian for foreigners and is in charge of the programme, marketing and music Festival.
For his ability to inspire passionate performances from singers and choirs he is much on demand as vocal coach in Italy and abroad.