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Caterina Di Cecca is an Italian composer based in Rome.
Her scores, conducted among others by Daniele Rustioni, Geoffrey Paterson, Carlo Rizzari, Gregory Charette, Fabrizio Cassi, Jean–Paul Dessy, Sandro Gorli, Aaron Holloway-Nahum, Alan Pierson, Chino Toledo and Igor Dronov, have been performed and programmed in nearly twenty countries worlwide (Austria, Belgium, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia, The Philippines, The Netherlands, Ukraine and USA) by renowned ensembles and orchestras such as Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse, Tokyo Sinfonietta, Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden of Chur, Neue Vocalsolisten of Stuttgart, Alarm Will Sound of New York, Musiques Nouvelles of Mons, Ensemble Mosaik of Berlin, Ars Nova Ensemble of Poitiers, Riot Ensemble of London, Divertimento Ensemble of Milan, Ensemble Oerknal! of Utrecht, Ulysses Ensemble, Ensemble Reconsil of Wien, Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (MCME), Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Orchestra and Choir of the Teatro Petruzzelli of Bari, Tofarm Festival Orchestra of Manila and ORT – Orchestra della Toscana of Florence.
Winner of important international composition competitions, the following are worth mentioning: 44th Irino Prize – Category: Chamber-Orchestral Work (Tokyo), 3rd Call for scores Tuns Contemporans Biennale für Neue Musik Graubünden – Category: String Orchestra (Chur), Open Call "SIAE Classici di Oggi 2018/2019" – Commission for Orchestra, I International Composers Competition Musikverein – The New Symphony (Wien), [‘tactus] Young Composers’ Forum – 7th edition (Mons), George Enescu International Composition Competition 2016 (Bucharest), Franco Donatoni International Meeting for Young Composers – IV edition (Milan) and Biennale College – Music 3rd edition (Venice), that gave her the opportunity to write her first chamber opera, staged in October 2016 at the Teatro Piccolo Arsenale during the 60th International Festival of Contemporary Music – Biennale Musica of Venice.
Her works have been programmed in festivals and venues like Columbia University – The Italian Academy (US), Stagione Sinfonica dell'ORT (IT), Aldeburgh Festival – Snape Maltings (UK), Biennale Musica di Venezia (IT), ['tactus] Young Composers' Forum (BE), Stagione dei Concerti della Normale di Pisa (IT), Gaudeamus Muziekweek (NL), Festival Milano Musica (IT), Biennale für Neue Musik Graubünden (CH), Puccini Festival (IT), Salle Cortot (FR), MITO SettembreMusica (IT), International Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn (DE), Auditorium Parco della Musica (IT), International Competition of the Moscow Conservatory for young composers New Classics (RU), Festival Nuova Consonanza (IT), Reconsil's Concert Cycle – REAKTOR (AT), Stagione Rondò (IT), CBSO Centre (UK), World Exposition 2015 (IT), Ciclo Internacional de Música Laberintos Sonoros (MX), IUC – Istituzione Universitaria dei Concerti (IT), Missouri Theater (US), Limonaia di Villa Strozzi (IT), CCP – Cultural Center of the Philippines (PH) and many others.
She has received commissions by numerous institutions including Aldeburgh Festival (UK) in cooperation with Ulysses Network, Biennale Musica di Venezia (IT), Ars Nova Ensemble in collaboration with SACEM (FR), SIAE Classici di Oggi in partnership with Orchestra della Toscana (IT), Divertimento Ensemble (IT) supported by Ernst von Siemens Foundation (DE), Fondazione Lirico Sinfonica Petruzzelli e Teatri di Bari (IT), MICF 2022 (US), Puccini Festival (IT), German Embassy in Rome (DE) and World Exposition 2015 (IT).
She has been invited as a composer-in-residence in Italy (Fondazione Spinola Banna per l’Arte – 2015) and in the US (Mizzou International Composers Festival – 2022).Her music is published by Edizioni Suvini Zerboni of Milan and it has been broadcast on Musiq3, RAI – RadioTre, RadiostART and Euroclassical.
She studied Composition at the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia in Rome with Luciano Pelosi, completing her Master with highest distinction. From the same Institute, she had previously obtained a master’s degree in Piano.
In the meanwhile, she earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Philosophy, both magna cum laude, from the Università degli Studi di Roma Tre in Rome.
Then she improved her knowledge in composition following courses held by Alessandro Solbiati and graduating at the Master Course in Composition of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, under the guidance of Ivan Fedele.
She had also a Master’s in Media and Lobbying in International and European Relations at the SIOI (Italian Society for International Organization).
She began to teach in Italian conservatories in 2013, at the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia of Rome.
Now she is full professor at the Conservatorio Licinio Refice of Frosinone.
Photo credit: Garrick Maguire
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