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Emilia Gubitosi


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Emilia Gubitosi (b. 3 Feb 1887, d. 17 Jan 1972) was an Italian pianist and composer.

Emilia Gubitosi was born in Naples and studied music with Beniamino Cesi, Costantino Palumbo, Fromesco Simonetti, Camillo De Nardis and Nicola D'Arienzo at the Conservatorio San Pietro a Majella in Naples, graduating in 1906 with a diploma in piano and in 1906 as the first woman graduate in composition.

After completing her studies, she worked as a concert pianist in Europe. She married composer Franco Michele Napolitano and worked for a while as a music administrator. In 1914 she took a position teaching at the Conservatory, where she remained until 1957. She assisted with the symphony orchestra in Naples and directed the associated choir school. In 1918 she helped to found the Associazione Musicale Alessandro Scarlatti in Naples to increase awareness of early Italian music. She died in Naples.

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