Venice, Italy, 1975

  • Composer

Born in Venice in 1975, Mauro Lanza studied piano and composition at the Benedetto Marcello Conservatory, where he earned a degree in 1997. While enrolled in harmony and musicology classes at the Université Ca’Foscari, Lanza participated in various composition workshops with composers such as Brian Ferneyhough (Asolo, 1992), Salvatore Sciarrino (Città di Castello, 1995; 1996), Gérard Grisey (Reggio Emilia, 1996) and Alessandro Solbiati (Milan, 1998). He captured first prizes at the 1996 Premio Valentino Bucchi and 1998 Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa competitions. Following the adjudication of his work by the Ensemble Intercontemporain and IRCAM, he was invited to participate in the 1998-99 Cursus de Composition. Mauro Lanza was amongst the finalists to compete for the staging of an opera, as part of the Aix-en-Provence festival and the Frankfurt Klangfiguren project. His works have been premiered at international festivals, including the Ensemble Intercontemporain’s season, Radio-France’s Présence festival, and the Venetian biennial festival. Recent works include a chamber music piece for Court-Circuit (a state commission), and a composition for solo instrumentalist with electronic media (commissioned by the 2001 Europaïsche Musikmonat festival). Lanza currently works at IRCAM as a research composer.

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