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Caterina Di Cecca is an Italian composer based in Rome.
Awarded in important international composition competitions (Open Call “SIAE Classici di Oggi 2018/2019" – Commission for Orchestra, [‘tactus] Young Composers’ Forum of Mons, George Enescu International Composition Competition of Bucharest, Franco Donatoni International Meeting for Young Composers of Milan, Biennale College Music of Venice), she has received commissions by several organizations and institutions including the Aldeburgh Festival in cooperation with the Ulysses Network, the “SIAE – Classici di Oggi” in partnership with the Orchestra della Toscana, the Divertimento Ensemble supported by the Ernst von Siemens Foundation, the Biennale di Venezia, the Ars Nova Ensemble in collaboration with the SACEM, the Puccini Festival, the Collegium Musicum Chamber Orchestra of Lviv, the Associazione Nuova Consonanza, the Contrasts International Contemporary Music Festival, the Stagione Rondò, the Riot Ensemble, the Festival Pontino, the World Exposition 2015, the Centro Culturale San Fedele and the Fondazione Spinola Banna per l'Arte, for which she was also Composer-in-Residence in 2015.
Her scores, selected in renowned international calls for scores and conducted among others by Daniele Rustioni, Gregory Charette, Carlo Rizzari, Geoffrey Paterson, Sandro Gorli, Jean–Paul Dessy, Michele Gamba, Aaron Holloway–Nahun, Alessandro Cadario, Chino Toledo, Fabio Nieder and Igor Dronov, have been performed and programmed in Austria, Belgium, England, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, The Philippines, Ukraine and USA by ensembles and orchestras such as Neue Vocalsolisten (DE), Musiques Nouvelles (BE), Ensemble Échappé (US), Ensemble Mosaik (DE), Divertimento Ensemble (IT), Riot Ensemble (UK), Ensemble Oerknal! (NL), Ensemble Reconsil (AT), Ulysses Ensemble, Ars Nova Ensemble (FR), Studio for New Music (RU), Blow Up Percussion (IT), Ensemble Nostri Temporis (UA), Ensemble Alternance (FR), Versipel New Music (US), Ensemble Metamorphosis (RS), Solisti Aquilani (IT), Lviv Virtuosos String Orchestra (UA), Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese (IT), Tofarm Festival Orchestra (PH) and Orchestra della Toscana (IT).
Her works have been presented in festivals and venues like Columbia University The Italian Academy (US), Stagione Sinfonica dell'ORT (IT), Aldeburgh Festival (UK), Biennale di Venezia (IT), ['tactus] Young Composers' Forum (BE), Festival Milano Musica (IT), Gaudeamus Muziekweek (NE), Stagione dei Concerti della Normale di Pisa (IT), International Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn (DE), MITO SettembreMusica (IT), Contrasts International Contemporary Music Festival (UA), World Exposition 2015 (IT), International Review of Composers in Belgrade (RS), Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (IT), Festival "Le vent sur l'arbre" (FR), Stagione Rondò (IT), International Competition of the Moscow Conservatory for young composers “New Classics” (RU), Festival Nuova Consonanza (IT), Ciclo Internacional de Música “Laberintos Sonoros” (MX), IUC – Istituzione Universitaria dei Concerti (IT) and many others.
She obtained a master’s degree in Piano and in Composition (magna cum laude) at the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia of Rome.
In the meanwhile, she earned a master’s degree in Philosophy (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 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 professor of 'Elements of Composition for Music Teaching' at the Conservatorio Arcangelo Corelli of Messina.
Her music is published by Edizioni Suvini Zerboni of Milan and it has been broadcast on Musiq3, RAI – RadioTre, RadiostART and Euroclassical.

Photo credit: Garrick Maguire
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