Italian composer and teacher Sergio Rendine was born in Naples on 7 September 1954 into a musical family - his father was the composer Furio Rendine and his grandfather was the tenor Salvatore Papaccio. Sergio studied at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome and at the Pesaro Conservatory.
He was commissioned by organisations in France, Germany, Italy, Monaco, the UK and the Vatican City State. His music had various disparate influences, including Neapolitan theatre music, al fresco passion music, ritual dances and the sacred music of J S Bach. He wrote a series of choral, operatic and orchestral works, including Passio et Resurrectio (recorded by Naxos) and two symphonies (recorded by Chandos and Naxos).
He held a series of academic and administrative appointments in Italy and Germany.
Sergio Rendine died in Pescara on 21 April 2023, aged sixty-eight.