Di Vittorio publishes his first paper on the topic of Respighi rediscoveries entitled “Ottorino Respighi Before Fountains of Rome: Rediscovered Early Works Foreshadow Later Masterpieces”, with College Music Society Symposium (Volume 51). The paper focuses on Di Vittorio’s critical editions of Respighi’s Aria and Suite for strings. 

Di Vittorio publishes five new orchestral works with his publisher Panastudio, also registering the works with SIAE in Italy: his own Stabat Mater Speciosa (for the Nativity), his orchestration completion of Respighi’s Tre Liriche for mezzo-soprano and orchestra, and three other critical editions – including, Respighi’s Serenata for small orchestra, Suite in G Major for organ and strings, and Claudio Monteverdi’s Il Lamento di Arianna. 

Medallion of Palermo (Di Vittorio with Mayor Orlando and Francesco Panasci)
Medallion of Palermo (Di Vittorio with Mayor Orlando and Francesco Panasci)

Makes conducting debut with Palermo’s Philharmonic – Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana on November 23 & 24, 2012 at Teatro Politeama Garibaldi, with World Premiere of Sinfonia No. 3 “Templi di Sicilia”. European premieres were given of Di Vittorio’s Overtura Respighiana and his completion of Respighi’s Concerto per Violino in La Maggiore. The program also included Di Vittorio’s critical edition of Respighi’s Aria for strings and ended with Fontane di Roma. Rave reviews were published in several newspapers including La Repubblica (Rome) and Il Giornale di Sicilia, and the story was featured on RAI TV evening news among others.