Biography

Luigi Pizzaleo was born in Como (Italy) in 1971. After accomplishing piano studies in 1991, he studied compostion with Edgar Alandia and Alessandro Solbiati, then electronic music and composition with Michelangelo Lupone. He taught Electroacoustic Composition at the Conservatory of L’Aquila, Software, Tools and Programming Languages for Multimedia at the Conservatory of Salerno and Latina. He is currently adjunct professor of Analysis and History of Electronic Music at the Conservatory of Rome “S. Cecilia”. PHD in History of Electronic Music with a dissertation on electronic music in Rome in Sixties, he published in 2014 a study on MEV-Musica Elettronica Viva (LIM-Libreria Italiana di Musicologia) and other musicological essays.  His music is published by Da Vinci Edition. He is also a member of the Bateau-Lavoir Collective. His compositions have been performed in Italy and abroad (Tours, Amsterdam, Praha, L’viv, Freiburg in Breisgau, Córdoba (Argentina), New York.

Studies

Degrees (Master level)  in:

•Piano (Conservatory of Pescara, 1991)

•Composition (Conservatory of Pescara, 2000)

•Electronic music (Conservatory of L’Aquila, 2004) • Modern literature (University of Chieti, 1997)

Specialization:

•Music and technologies (Conservatory of L’Aquila, 2009)

Doctorate (PHD):

•Romance philology (University of Rome 1, 2006)

• History of Music (Storia dello Spettacolo, indirizzo Musica) (University of Florence, 2013)

Awards:

•“Lucus” Contest, Potenza 1999 (second with a composition for 5 instruments)

•“Evangelisti” Contest, Roma 2009 (finalist, female voice and live electronics)

•“Listz” Contest for Pianists-Composers, Bellagio 2010 (finalist)

•“Bucchi” International Contest, Rome, 2011 (third prize, 3 male voices and 7 instruments)

•”H. Dutilleux” International Composition Competition, Tours 2012 (finlist, third prize, four flutes and soprano)

•“Fedora” International Contest, Verbania 2013 (winner: commission for a ballet by Ismael Ivo, Director of Biennale Danza di Venezia)

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