Lorenc Xhuvani
(Elbasan (Albania) 1979)


Has been living and working in Italy since 1990.
He took his piano Diploma at the Conservatorio “E.F.Dall’Abaco” in Verona under the guidance of prof. Ida Tizzani and he has participated in various important musical events: some Operas in cooperation with Diego Dini Ciacci at the Teatro Nuovo in Verona, the concert “Premio Accademia Filarmonica 2001” performed as a duo ensemble in the ‘Sala Maffeiana’, concerts at the auditorium Montemezzi, Teatro Bibiena in Mantua, Teatro S.Rocco in Carpi (Modena).
In 2002 he performed in concerts organized by the “Società del Quartetto” in Busto Arsizio (Milan), both as a solo and ensemble player, as well as by the Centro Culturale in Paluzza (Udine).
He attended masterclasses held by S. Krylov, M. Campanella and the Trio di Parma.
In march 2002 he also participated in K. Schilde’s masterclass held at the Consevatory “Richard Strauss” in Munich.
In 2003 he took part in some international competitions where he was awarded first prizes, the last one being a II Prize in the “Fusignano International Chamber Competition”.
In 2004, after completing the medium level in the Sperimental Composition Class led by F. Valdambrini in Verona, he attended the last year of the Upper Triennium of Composition at the Conservatorio “Giuseppe Verdi” in Milan under the guidance of Alessandro Solbiati.
Furthermore, he took part  in Live Electronics and Sound Direnction seminars with G. Giuliano and Musical Informatics  for Composition with A. Melchiorre.
Later he attended masterclasses held by K. Stockhausen, M. Stroppa, K. Huber, C. Ambrosini, E. Morricone, F. Durieux, T. Murail, S. Gervasoni.
At the “International Composition Prize Luxembourg 2005” he was among the top five awarded and the prize included the recording of their compositions on a CD then edited all over Europe.
Moreover the same piéce which won this competition “di tenue vivo chiarore” was played by the Luxembourg Sinfonietta.   
He collaborated in the performance of a chamber composition together with the Società di Musica Contemporanea in Florence, as well as of a solo piano piece “Les Höldempe D.O.K.” commissioned by the Upper Biennium of Piano of the Conservatory in Bergamo. This last composition was also played in the Sala Puccini in Milan and Sala Piatti in Bergamo.
Other compositions were commissioned by the Società della Musica in Lucca to be played at the Chiostro di San Micheletto in Lucca.
During the last year his works for small ensemble are being played by ‘Divertimento Ensemble’ and ‘Ex-Novo Ensemble’. In December 2005, after a selection carried out in all the European Conservatories, the ‘Nuova Consonanza’ society invited him for a week-long workshop at the Villa Medici in Rome, held by Brice Pauset and Joshua Fineberg.
In june 2006 he held a concert collaborating with the Facoltà di Architettura of University of Milan aiming to celebrate the patio structure of the faculty building through  the performance of a piece devised to enhance the unique characteristics of the place.
At the moment he is cooperating with  the Orchestra Camerata dei Laghi  and other composers  like Alessandro Solbiati, S. Gervasoni, L. Francesconi, A. Vigani, I. Fedele, L. De Pablo in writing an opera  about the myth of Orfeo  based on the poet Silvio Raffo’s text. The opera will be performed in autumn 2007..
Finally LX has founded the Assonanze Ensamble  which performed its last concert in Sala Michelangeli in Bozen with the specific aim of enhancing contemporary italian music .

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