|Aurelio Porfiri is associate Professor of liturgical music and choral conducting for Macau Inter-University Institute (Macau, China) and Visiting conductor for the Music Education Department of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music (Shanghai, China). He is the Artistic Director of Porfiri & Horváth Publishers (Germany) and the editor of the journal Choral Sound. Born in Rome in 1968, he studied organ, piano, composition, choral conducting, Gregorian chant and polyphony. He has a degree in choral music from the Conservatorio of San Pietro a Maiella in Naples (Italy).
Porfiri is a composer of considerable renown. His works have been commissioned and sung, among others, for the liturgical programs of Vatican Radio. As a composer, he writes in a wide range of forms, including Oratorios, Masses, motets and hymns in Italian, Latin and English.
Prof. Porfiri is a Knight of the Order of Saint George, member the Center for Liturgical Action (Rome) and member of the Association of Professors of Liturgy (Italy). He is often invited to adjudicate in choral competitions worldwide.
He is a regular contributor to national liturgical and theological journals. He has published, in addition of his own music compositions and CDs, more than 150 articles and two books.