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Caterina Di Cecca is an Italian composer based in Rome.
She has received commissions by numerous institutions including Fondazione Lirico Sinfonica Petruzzelli e Teatri di Bari, Aldeburgh Festival in cooperation with Ulysses Network, “SIAE – Classici di Oggi” in partnership with Orchestra della Toscana, Ars Nova Ensemble in collaboration with SACEM, Biennale Musica di Venezia, Divertimento Ensemble supported by Ernst von Siemens Foundation, Riot Ensemble, Puccini Festival, German Embassy in Rome, Associazione Nuova Consonanza, World Exposition 2015 and Fondazione Spinola Banna per l'Arte, for which she was also Composer-in-Residence in 2015.
Winner of important international composition competitions, the following are worth mentioning: I International Composers Competition Musikverein The New Symphony (Wien), Open Call “SIAE Classici di Oggi 2018/2019"– Commission for Orchestra, [‘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 (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, Geoffrey Paterson, Carlo Rizzari, Gregory Charette, Fabrizio Cassi, Jean–Paul Dessy, Sandro Gorli, Aaron Holloway-Nahum, Chino Toledo 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, Ars Nova Ensemble of Poitiers, Riot Ensemble of London, Divertimento Ensemble of Milan, Ensemble Oerknal! of Utrecht, Ulysses Ensemble, Ensemble Reconsil of Wien, Studio for New Music of Moscow, Blow Up Percussion of Rome, Ensemble Nostri Temporis of Kiev, Versipel New Music of New Orleans, Ensemble Alternance of Paris, Ensemble Metamorphosis of Belgrade, Solisti Aquilani of L'Aquila, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Instrumentalists of the Orchestra and Choir of the Teatro Petruzzelli of Bari, Tofarm Festival Orchestra of Manila and ORT – Orchestra della Toscana of Florence.

Her works have been programmed in festivals and venues like Salle Cortot (FR), Stagione Sinfonica dell'ORT (IT), Columbia University – The Italian Academy (US), Biennale Musica di Venezia (IT), Aldeburgh Festival – Snape Maltings (UK), Stagione dei Concerti della Normale di Pisa (IT), ['tactus] Young Composers' Forum (BE), Festival Milano Musica (IT), Gaudeamus Muziekweek (NL), Puccini Festival (IT), International Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn (DE), MITO SettembreMusica (IT), International Competition of the Moscow Conservatory for young composers “New Classics” (RU), Auditorium Parco della Musica (IT), Reconsil's Concert Cycle – REAKTOR (AT), Festival Nuova Consonanza (IT), International Review of Composers in Belgrade (RS), Stagione Rondò (IT), CBSO Centre (UK), World Exposition 2015 (IT), Ciclo Internacional de Música “Laberintos Sonoros” (MX), IUC – Istituzione Universitaria dei Concerti (IT), CCP – Cultural Center of the Philippines (PH), Limonaia di Villa Strozzi (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).
She began to teach in Italian conservatories in 2013, at the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia of Rome.
Now she is professor of 'Harmony and Analysis' at the Conservatorio San Pietro a Majella of Naples.
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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