Massimo Botter
(Como 1965)


Diploma in piano, has studied composition with Azio Corghi and got his diploma with Alessandro Solbiati in 1996 at the music conservatory "G. Verdi" of Milan and with Riccardo Sinigaglia in music and electronic composition.
In 1993 he was invited by the New York University to take part in the International Festival June in Buffalo. In 1994 he won the first prize the Biennal of Lisbon dedicated to the young European artists and the first prize at the III National Chamber Composition Competition in Como. With Elegia he was finalist at the International Competition Spectri Sonori of New Orleans. In 1996 he won the first prize at the International Composition Competition in Winterthur, in 1997 the competition The Next Millenium Composition Award in Tokyo, the International Competition Ton de Leeuw in Tirana and the Competition City of Belveglio, Asti. With his composition for orchestra Argella in 2000 he won the 3rd International Composition Competition Symphony Orchestra of the Balearic Islands "City of Palma". In 2003 he won the International Competition “Francesc Civil” for string orchestra and the “Reina Sofia” Prize of Madrid with the composition for orchestra Les Algues.
He had the special mention at the "Dimitris Mitropoulos International Competition" Orchestra of Colours in Athens (1996) and at the International Competition for Orchestra Vienna Modern Masters (1997).
In 2000 the Fundació ACA of Palma de Mallorca published Detalls, a monographic CD including his recordings from 1993 to 2000. In 2003 the flute player Isabelle Schnöller included in the CD Interpretenportrait published by Zeitklang his composition Vert Foncé. In January 2006 the label Stradivarius has published the CD “Agli inquieti spiriti” with his compositions “Les Algues” for orchestra and “Sheet of Sounds” for saxophone quartet.
He also took part in many Festivals of Contemporary Music such as La Terra Fertile - L'Aquila (Italy) 1994; Triennale of Milano (Italy) 1994; Rive Gauche - Torino (Italy) 1995; Vocemusica 95 - Faenza (Italy) 1995; XI and XII Festival of XX Century Music - Traiettorie Sonore, Milano (Italy) 1994-1995; Novurgia - Milan 1996; Serate Musicali - Milano 1997; Progetto Musica '97 - Rome; Percorsi del sentire - Rimini 1997 and 1998; Musica Ricercata, Winterthur 1998; Architecture in San Marino 1998; Musik Museum - Basel (Switzerland) 1999; Festival Neue Musik - Berlin (Germany) 1999; Musikalische Begegnungen - Lenzburg, Basel (Switzerland) 1999; Variazioni Serali - Milan 2000; Youth Music Festival - Kiev (2001); 22nd Annual New Music & Art - Bowling Green (2001); Auditorium Nacional de Musica de Madrid (Spain) 2002; L'Officina Musicale - Milan 1999 - 2003; Museumuskonzerte - Dornach (2004); Rondò2005 - Milan and Monza; Freon - Laboratorio 2005 (Rome); BBK festival Guggenheim Museum- Bilbao (Spain) 2005; Le Musiche inquietanti - Ferrara Festival (2005); Mostly Modern ‘06 - Dublin (2006); Laboratorio 2006 - Rome; 14th World Saxophone Congress - Lubjana (2006).
In 2006 The Biennale of Venice has commissioned him a piece for bass clarinet and orchestra premiered in La Fenice Theatre in Venice by the ORCAM of Madrid directed by José Ramón Encinar with Gareth Davis at the bass clarinet.
His music has been broadcasted by international radio and television stations such as: NHK Tokyo (Japan), RAI - RADIO 3 (Italy), RTVE (Spain), RTSI (Switzerland), Radio Classica (Spain).
He has collaborated with the publisher Suvini Zerboni of Milan and realized the arrangements for piano of the operas Partenope by E. Morricone, La Señorita Cristina by Luis de Pablo and Una Via Crucis by E. Morricone, A. Poce, M. Dall'Ongaro and E. Macchi.
He has taken part in the project Plus Minus by K. Stockhausen in Rome.
From 2004 he has been part of the team Stradivarius, the leading Italian label for contemporary music.

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