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CATERINA DI CECCA
Composer
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EDUCATION

  • Master Course in Composition (Postgraduate Degree) at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Rome), in the class of Ivan Fedele
  • MA in Composition at the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia (Rome) cum laude, in the class of Luciano Pelosi
  • BA in Composition at the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia (Rome) cum laude, in the class of Luciano Pelosi
  • MA in Piano (Diploma Vecchio Ordinamento) at the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia (Rome)

----- Others

  • Master in Media and Lobbying in International and European Relations at the SIOI (Italian Society for International Organization) - Thesis: Personal Branding for Musicians
  • MA in Philosophy at the Università degli Studi di Romatre (Rome) cum laude - Supervisor: Elio Matassi
  • BA in Philosophy at the Università degli Studi di Romatre (Rome) cum laude - Supervisor: Elio Matassi

COURSES

  • 2016 IMCNM Course (Lviv) with Klaus Lang, Jörg Birkenkötter and Elzbieta Sikora
  • 2016 Composition Workshop - Mixtur (Barcelona) with Luis Naon
  • 2013 Summer Composition Course (Sermoneta) with Alessandro Solbiati
  • 2012-2013 Annual Composition Course (Catania) with Alessandro Solbiati

TEACHING

  • 2020 Orchestration at the Digital Records in collaboration with Conservatorio Santa Cecilia - Master in Film scoring (Rome)
  • 2018-2020 Elements of Composition for Music Teaching at the Conservatorio Arcangelo Corelli (Messina)
  • 2017-2019 Composition and Orchestration at the IITM (Istituto Italiano Tecnologie Musicali)
  • 2017-2018 Harmony and Analysis at the Conservatorio Umberto Giordano (Rodi Garganico)
  • 2016-2017 Orchestration at the Accademia di Cinema e Televisione Griffith (Rome)
  • 2013-2015 Music Theory and Ear Training at the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia (Rome)
  • 2013-2015 Orchestration at the Forum Music Village (Rome)

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS AND HONORS (Highlights)

    2019

    • Winner of the Third Prize in the International Composers Competition "Pancho Vladigerov 2019" - Section: Chamber Ensemble (Sofia)
      Breaths of Balkan Dances
    • Winner of the Third Prize in the I International Competition of Composers "New Music Generation 2019" - Section: Chamber Music (Nur-Sultan)
      Oscuro Pintado for 8 instruments
      - 210 submissions from 24 countries of the world -
    • Finalist of the Call for Scores related to the Gnesin Contemporary Music Week (Final round: Moscow, Spring 2020)
      Il passo alla danza for flute and cello

    2018

    • Winner of the open call “SIAE – Classici di Oggi” - in partnership with the Orchestra della Toscana (Florence)
    • Winner of the IV Concorso Nazionale di Composizione “Francesco Agnello” (Rome; President of the Jury: Ennio Morricone)
      La via isoscele della sera for string orchestra
    • Honourable mention at the Noosa ISAM Pierrot Ensemble Composition Competition (Baden-Württemberg)
      Il dubbio della marionetta for quintet
      - 100 submissions from all over the world -
    • Finalist of the International Competition of the Moscow Conservatory for young composers "New Classics" (Moscow)
      Oscuro Pintado for 8 instruments
      - 823 submissions from 35 countries of the world -
    • Winner of the Third Prize in the “New Vision” Composition Competition (New York)
      Filigrane Scarlatte for piano
      - 74 submissions from all over the world -
    • Winner of the I International Composition Competition “María de Pablos” (Segovia)
      Senza ristoro d’ombra for cello and piano
    • Finalist of the "2018 BIMCC" (Manila, 25.07.2018)
      From Wonder into Wonder. Green Steps to the Sky for symphony orchestra
      - 84 submissions from all over the world -
    • Winner of the Call for Scores related to the 27th International Review of Composers in Belgrade (Belgrade, 04.10.2018)
      Und wie Früchte sind wir for 7 instruments
      - 400 submissions from all over the world -
    • Winner of a commission and of a residency in 2018/2019 at the Tenuta dello Scompiglio (Lucca) – In partnership with Blow Up Percussion
      - 504 submissions from all over the world -
    • Winner of the Riot Ensemble Call for Scores (London, 31.10.2018)
      - 291 submissions from 44 countries of the world -

    2017

    • Winner of the Call for Scores related to the Reconsil's concert cycle 2018 (Wien, 10.10.2018)
      Il passo alla danza for flute and cello
      - more than 200 submissions from all over the world -
    • Winner of the Versipel New Music Call for Scores (New Orleans, 17.09.2017)
      Il dubbio della marionetta for quintet (flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano)
      - more than 200 submissions from all over the world -
    • Winner of the Seventh Edition of [‘tactus] Young Composers’ Forum - Chamber Music Session (Mons)
    • In the shortlist of semifinalists of the Lake George Music Festival Composition Competition (New York)
      - 162 submissions from all over the world -
    • In the short list of finalists of the Riot Ensemble Call for Scores (London)
      - 279 submissions from all over the world -

    2016

    • Winner of the George Enescu International Composition Competition 2016 - Section: Chamber Music (Bucharest)
    • Winner of the International Composition Competition Biennale College Music 3rd edition (Biennale Musica - Venice)
    • Winner of the Franco Donatoni International Meeting for Young Composers - IV edition (Milan)
    • Winner of two commission for string orchestra after a contest at the end of IMCNM COURSE (Lviv) for the:
      • Lviv Virtuosos String Orchestra / Contrasts International Contemporary Music Festival
      • Collegium Musicum Chamber Orchestra (Lviv)
    • In the short list of finalists of the Verdant Vibes Call for Scores (Providence)
      - 896 submissions from all over the world -
    • Winner of the Call for Scores related to the Gaudeamus Muziekweek – GMW Academy (Utrecht, 04.09.2016)
      Il dubbio della marionetta for quintet (flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano)
    • Winner of the Call for Scores related to the Festival Osmose (Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, 18.03.2017)
      La hora de los sentidos for cello and piano
    • Winner of the Call for Scores related to the Festival Osmose (Brussels, 02.12.2016)
      La hora de los sentidos for cello and piano
    • Winner of the Call for Scores related to the 25th International Review of Composers (Belgrade, 10.10.2016)
      Du, der ichs nicht sage for female voice, percussion and piano
      - 500 submissions from all over the world -
    • Winner of the Call for Scores related to the XIV IMYF – International Forum Music of Youth 2016 - World Dances (Kyiv)
      Il passo alla danza for flute and cello
    • Winner of the Call for Scores related to the XIV IMYF – International Forum Music of Youth 2016 - The Solo Piano Project (Kyiv, 18.04.2016)
      Filigrane Scarlatte for piano
    • Winner of the Call for Scores related to the Concrete Timbre – Salon 3 (New York)
      Il passo alla danza for flute and cello
    • Winner of the Call for Scores related to the Concrete Timbre – Salon 3 (New York, 20.02.2016)
      Filigrane Scarlatte for piano

    2015

    • Finalist of the International Composition Competition Premio San Fedele per giovani compositori (Milan)

    2014

    • Finalist of the International Composition Competition Feeding Music - Music for EXPO 2015 (Milan)
      - 600 submissions from all over the world -
    • Winner of a commission and a residency in 2015 at the Fondazione Spinola Banna per l'Arte
      Selected by Fabio Nieder (Banna, Turin)

    2013

    • Winner of a commission for the Festival Pontino 2014 as result of a contest at the end of the summer composition course held by Alessandro Solbiati in Sermoneta (Latina)
    • Finalist of the International Composition Competition Salvatore Martirano Award (Illinois)
      - 260 submissions from all over the world -

COMMISSIONS (Highlights)

2020

  • Ensemble Ars Nova (Poitiers)
    Title: New piece for wind quintet

2019

  • Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese (L'Aquila)
    Title: Le voci della terra

2018

  • "SIAE – Classici di Oggi" in partnership with Orchestra della Toscana (Florence)
    Title: In cerchi concentrici
  • Ulysses Ensemble – Aldeburgh Festival (Aldeburgh)
    Title: Ad sidera vultus
  • Tenuta dello Scompiglio (Lucca)
    Title: Mono no aware
  • Riot Ensemble (London)
    Title: Die Brücken hinter uns

2017

  • Musiques Nouvelles / [‘tactus] Young Composers’ Forum (Mons)
    Title: La verità ricurva
  • Duo Ardorè / 54° Festival di Nuova Consonanza (Rome)
    Title: Miniatura No. 2

2016

  • Lviv Virtuosos String Orchestra / Contrasts International Contemporary Music Festival (Lviv)
    Title: Pezzo per archi I
  • Collegium Musicum Chamber Orchestra (Lviv)
    Title: Pezzo per archi II
  • Divertimento Ensemble / Rondò 2017 - 40th Anniversary of DE (Milan)
    Title: Rilettura Variazione 23 [dalle Variazioni Diabelli di Ludwig van Beethoven]
  • Biennale di Venezia / The Biennale College – Music 3rd edition (Venice)
    Title: Funeral Play
  • Divertimento Ensemble with the sustain of Ernst von Siemens Foundation / Franco Donatoni International Meeting for Young Composers - IV edition (Milan)
    Title: Another part of the heath. Storm still.

2015

  • Centro Culturale San Fedele / Premio San Fedele per giovani compositori (Milan)
    Title: Filigrane Scarlatte

2014

  • World Exposition 2015 / Feeding Music – Music for EXPO 2015 (Milan)
    Title: Und wie Früchte sind wir
  • Fondazione Spinola Banna per l'Arte. Progetto Musica 2015 (Banna, Turin)
    Title: Oscuro Pintado

2013

  • Festival Pontino 2014 (Sermoneta, Latina)
    Title: Lo strappo nel cielo di carta
  • Divertimento Ensemble / Rondò 2014 (Milan)
    Title: AaNEen
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