Luca Artignani


Luca Antignani was born in 1976, in Italy. He studied piano, composition, conducting and electronic music; he graduated in Composition with distinction from the Scuola Civica of Milan under the supervision of A. Solbiati and, later from the Accademia Nazionale of Santa Cecilia in Rome under A. Corghi. He attended the "Cursus Annuel de Composition et d’Informatique Musicale" at the IRCAM in Paris (2001-2002). He has been selected to represent Europe at the "Forum 2002" in Montreal, chaired by the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, which commissioned him a piece, later released on CD. In the same year he received two commissions from Radio France: a chamber composition for the programme "Série à la brève" (broadcasted on France Culture, France Musiques and Hector) and a composition for the festival "Présences" 2003. Besides, in 2003 the Orchestre des Jeunes de la Mediterranée commissions him a piece for choir and orchestra, which has been performed during a series of concerts in Europe. In 2004, he worked with the ensemble Intercontemporain. In 2005 the Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia together with the Biennale of Venice commissioned him a composition for orchestra in occasion of the Biennale of Venice and the Festival Berio in Rome.
He has obtained many prizes in various competitions, both national and international ("Guido d’Arezzo", "Città di Como”, “Castello di Belveglio”, “A. Casella”, ICOMS, “Fattoria Paradiso” among others).
His compositions have been performed in several contemporary music festivals, like the Dresdner Musikfestspiele (Dresden, 2005), Settembre Musica (Torino, 2004), Milano Musica (2004), the Festival International d’Orchestres de Jeunes Européens (2003), the Emilia Romagna Festival (2003), and in Montreal (2002), Paris (“Résonances”, 2002; “Présences", 2003; “Agora”, 2003), Arezzo (1996, 2002), Milan (Scuola Civica, 1999), Reggio Emilia (“Di Nuovo Musica”, 1999 and 2004), Siena (Accademia Chigiana) 2000, 2001, 2002), Milano (“I Pomeriggi Musicali”, 2000; “Cantelli” Symphony Orchestra, 2001), Bacau (Romania) (“Mihail Yora” Symphony Orchestra, 2000), Venezia (Biennale, 2000), Roma (Nuova Consonanza, 2001) among others.
Some of his works have been broadcasted by the RAI (Italian Radio Tele­vision) as well as by various national radios (Radio France, Radio Canada, and so on).
He has written thirteen entries on contemporary and electronic music for the New Encyclopaedia De Agostini (XII volumes, September 2003).
His works are published by Edizioni Suvini Zerboni - SugarMusic S.p.A., Milan.

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