Stefano Mainetti

Stefano Mainetti, born in Rome, Italy, August 8th 1957. After studying classical guitar attended Santa Cecilia Conservatory of Rome where he earned a Bachelor of Music, summa cum laude in Composition. He studied Conducting with Cesare Croci and Ennio Nicotra and holds a 1st class honors Master of Music in Film Scoring degree. Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, in Anthropology and Political Science with a published dissertation on Richard Wagner. He was a student of Giorgio Caproni, one of the greatest 20th century italian poet, his teacher at the Francesco Crispi primary school in Rome, who influenced his musical and artistic training.

Tu es Christus

(co-composed with Simon Boswell)

Prod:  SONY MUSIC
Featuring: Andrea Bocelli, Placido Domingo, Marcos Pavan, The Priests, Yasemin Sannino
Id n° 8697893182

Year: ITALY 2011

Tu Es Christus is a tribute to Pope John Paul II, symbol of modern Christianity. Stefano Mainetti and Simon Boswell have composed the music, producing the album together with Vincent Messina and Don Giulio Neroni.

The Word of Promise

Prod:  THOMAS NELSON / FALCON PICTURES
Featuring: Jim Caviezel, Richard Dreyfuss, Michael York, Louis Gossett Jr., Jon Voight
Id n° 9789718924139

Year: USA 2007/2009

The Word of Promise is an audio Bible, dramatized by an all-star cast of actors, including Jim Caviezel, Richard Dreyfus, Michael York, Louis Gusset Jr., and over 600 actors contributing to this timeless work. It’s produced with state of the art technology, including  an original musical score by the Italian composer Stefano Mainetti.

Alma Mater

(co-composed with Simon Boswell)

Prod: GEFFEN RECORD
Featuring the voice of POPE BENEDICT XVI
Id n° 4763664

Year: UK 2009

The first live UK performance of the album Alma Mater, featuring the voice of Pope Benedict XVI, took place at Westminster Cathedral. The Vatican Chamber Choir were joined by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by the composers  Simon Boswell and Stefano Mainetti.

Abbà Pater

(co-composed with Leonardo De Amicis)

Prod: SONY CLASSICAL
Featuring the voice of POPE JOHN PAUL II
Id n° SSK 5771

Anno: USA 1999

Abbà Pater is an album from Pope John Paul II released in 1999 in anticipation of the Great Jubilee for Radio Vaticana and Sony Classical. The album is made up entirely of original compositions and reached #175 on the Billboard Top World Album Chart.

Latest projects: Rendering Revolution

“The love for harmony,
the desire to meet up in a shared reality,
beyond schemes,
the need to communicate,
the hug of a timeless entanglement,
a child’s amazement.
Rendering Revolution is the best way I found
to express this all.”

Stefano Mainetti
Stefano Mainetti