Antonio Magarelli graduated in Piano, Music Pedagogy, Choral Music and Choir direction, Band Instrumentation and Orchestral Conducting from Bari and Monopoli Conservatories of Music.
He continued his studies of conducting technique and interpretation of the repertoire with Peter Neumann, Gary Graden, Nicole Corti, Javier Busto, Bo Holten and Dominique Rouits. He attended the International Academy for Choral Conductors and Singers in Fano and the Choral conducting seminar at Monopoli Conservatoire, with Filippo Maria Bressan. He studied singing technique with Claudio Cavina and Steve Woodbury. He specialized in the interpretation and practice of the Renaissance and Baroque repertoire with Giovanni Acciai, Ottavio Dantone and Marco Berrini.
He attended an annual course of Semiography and Musical Palaeography and a Laboratory of Renaissance and Baroque music with Giovanni Acciai at “S. Cecilia” Institute in Brescia.
He is frequently involved, as choir and orchestra director, carrying on a very busy schedule of concerts.
He participated as a speaker at the VI National Conference at the Research Center of History and Art in Bitonto (BA) publishing an essay on the Renaissance composer Agostino Scozzese. He edited the transcription of some of the works by Francesco Durante and two books of madrigals by Luzzasco Luzzaschi.
He directed the world premiere of two new works by composers from Puglia: the Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi Secundum Joannem (1816), a sacred oratorio for soloists, chorus and orchestra by Vito Antonio Raffaele Cozzoli (1777-1817) and Inno al Sole by Giuseppe Millico (1737-1802), a cantata for two sopranos and orchestra, with period instruments.
He recorded choral works by the contemporary composer Francesco Lisena and the Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi Secundum Joannem by Vito Antonio Cozzoli with period instruments with Digressione Music label.
He collaborates as a teacher and conductor during the baroque chamber music summer courses organized by the Accademia Amsterdam in Umbria, with which he has performed in numerous concerts.
In december 2015 he was invited by Bari Conservatoire of Music to conduct ‘Gli stravaganti’ by Piccinni.
As conductor he prefers performing the repertoire of the 18th and early 19th century.
Since 2007 he is director of the “Cappella Musicale Corradiana” , choir and orchestra, based in Molfetta, performing as guest in different Italian Music Festival and animating the liturgy at Molfetta Cathedral. He has conducted more than one hundred concerts.
He conducted “Cappella Musicale Corradiana” in Rome during the International Congress organized for the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Lateran Council by the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences and in Essex (UK) during the Maldon Festival 2015.
In April 2018 he directed some premiere works by Pansini, an 18th Century Apulian composer, in Budapest.