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 with M° Paolo Rimoldi and I finally graduated with full marks in October 2017. 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.
“Gugliel Motel”, for ensemble, was selected by the jury composed by Ennio Morricone, 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 Càneva, took place in 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.
"Special prize of the “Péter Eötvös Contemporary Music Foundation 2020"
“Notte a San Domenico”, for string quartet, was awarded with Special prize of the “Péter Eötvös Contemporary Music Foundation by the Central European String Quartet of Budapest in their annual call for score.
Second prize "Toru Takemitsu Composition Award 2021"
My work for big orchestra, "Breaking a Mirror" was premiered at the Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by M° Kanako Abe during the final phase of the "Toru Takemitsu Composition Award 2021". It was awarded with the second prize by M° Pascal Dusapin, judge of the competition.
Second prize "Concorso Internazionale di Musica Città di Stresa XXXVIII edition"
A four hand piece for intermediate piano students.
Certificate of Merit " First International Composition Competition Ferruccio Busoni"
My work for chamber string orchestra "O Tosco", devoted to Dante Alighieri, was honored with this special mention by the jury of the competition with M° Fabio Vacchi, Lorenzo Ancillotti, Thierry Escaich, Detlev Glanert, Andrea Portera, Pietro Rigacci.
Finalist at "Alba Rosa Foundation Composition Competition"
The piece "Life doesn't frighten me" for voice, piano and clarinet was selected by the jury with M° Willem Jeths (Chairman), Judith Weir, Calliope Tsoupaki, Hanna Kulenty and Reinild Mees to be premiered in the final concert of the competition in Amsterdam at Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ. https://www.nporadio4.nl/uitzendingen/avondconcert/9c2df6ff-09b3-4ca9-ae30-b86a7f584d95/2022-02-20-avondconcert-alba-rosa-viva-festival
The recording of a new piece for solo clarinet and tape at Kernel Studio - https://www.kernelstudiosmilano.com/ - with the special contribution of the portuguese composer Jaime Reis, has just been completed.
I'm very glad to announce that my new trio dedicated to Dante has been inserted in the festival - DANTE 2021 : "ARMONIE DELLA NATURA" - patronized by SIMC: https://www.facebook.com/SimcItalia/photos/a.1272476576179584/4474362852657591/?type=3&theater
Thanks to the interpretation of M° Massimo Signorini at the accordion and of M° Marco Vanni at sax, my piece "Requiem_File" will be soon recorded and released with Ema Vinci!