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Caterina Di Cecca is an Italian composer based in Rome.
She has received commissions by numerous 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 with the support of 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.
Awarded in important international composition competitions, the following are worth mentioning: the Open Call “SIAE Classici di Oggi 2018/2019"– Commission for Orchestra, the [‘tactus] Young Composers’ Forum – 7th edition (Mons), the George Enescu International Composition Competition 2016 (Bucharest), the Franco Donatoni International Meeting for Young Composers – IV edition (Milan) and the 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 (Venice) during the 60th International Festival of Contemporary Music – Biennale Musica.
Her scores, selected in several 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, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia, The Philippines, The Netherlands, Ukraine and USA by renowned ensembles and orchestras such as Neue Vocalsolisten of Stuttgart, Musiques Nouvelles of Mons, Ensemble Échappé of New York, Ensemble Mosaik of Berlin, Divertimento Ensemble of Milan, Riot Ensemble of London, Ensemble Oerknal! of Utrecht, Ensemble Reconsil of Wien, Ulysses Ensemble, Ars Nova Ensemble of Poitiers, Studio for New Music of Moscow, Blow Up Percussion of Rome, Ensemble Nostri Temporis of Kiev, Ensemble Alternance of Paris, Versipel New Music of New Orleans, Ensemble Metamorphosis of Belgrade, Solisti Aquilani of L’Aquila, Lviv Virtuosos String Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese, Tofarm Festival Orchestra of Manila and ORT – Orchestra della Toscana.

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 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) with a thesis on Personal Branding for Musicians.
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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