Giorgio Francesco Dalla Villa

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Born in Milan in 1986, I started studying piano at the Civic Music School with M° Eleonora Zullo and then I choose to attend the composition courses of “Giuseppe Verdi” Conservatory. There I studied initially with M° Dario Maggi and afterwards, in October 2017, I graduated with full marks under the guidance of M° Paolo Rimoldi. In 2018 I attended the teaching music course organized by the conservatory and I began specializing in composition with M° Fabio Vacchi at Fiesole Music School.

My music studies had also been accompanied by scientific interests which led me to get the master degree in Plant Biotechnologies with full marks and honours in November 2012 at University of Milan.

Starting executions include a transcription for small ensemble of Mahler’s lied “Ablosung im Sommer” and a duet for clarinet and cello. The first has been played by the students of conservatory in Italian cities such as Rome, Milan and Turin; the other was performed in concert by high level students in the Puccini hall of the conservatory.

Among my post graduated activities, there is a collaboration with “Libri Vivi” audio book in performing some parts on the keyboard for a new production and the recording of two brief pieces written in a film music sound together with M° Romano Pucci, long experienced first flute of Teatro Alla Scala Orchestra.

Recognitions came to me for “Gugliel Motel”: this piece for ensemble was selected by the jury composed by Ennio Morricone (president), Claudio Ambrosini, Michele dall’Ongaro and Gunter Neuhold, to be performed by the “Ensemble ’900” of Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in the final phase of the composition competition dedicated to Michele Novaro. This concert, conducted by Sara Caneva, took place in December 2018 at Palazzo del Quirinale in Rome and was transmitted on Radio Rai3. In this occasion I was awarded with the ‘Mameli’ prize by the jury with Lorenzo Becattini, Piero Ostali and Giorgio Marino.

The first string quartet I wrote, “Notte a San Domenico”, won the special prize of “Péter Eötvös Contemporary Music Foundation 2020”, awarded by the Central European String Quartet.

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The new work “Life doesn’t Frighten me” for voice and instruments has been selected by the jury with Willem Jeths (Chairman) Judith Weir, Calliope Tsoupaki, Hanna Kulenty and Reinild Mees for the final of the “Alba Rosa Foundation Composition Competition” and is going to be premiered at Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, Amsterdam.