Luca Antignani graduated in Piano, Composition, Orchestral conducting and Electronic Music; he graduated in Composition with maximum score at the Scuola Civica in Milano with A. Solbiati he also graduated in Composition at the Accademia Nazionale of Santa Cecilia in Rome with A. Corghi. He took part in the Cursus annuel de composition et d’informatique musicale at the IRCAM in Paris (2001-2002).
He had selected to represent Europe to the FORUM 2002 in Montreal, obtaining the commission of a composition for the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne. In the same year he received two commissions from Radio France : the first for a chamber composition for the programme « Série à la breve », broadcasted on the radios France Culture, France Musique and Hector , and the other for a chamber composition for the festival « Présences » 2003. In 2003 he received a commission from the Orchestre des Jeunes de la Mediterranée for a composition for choir and orchestra to execute during a tour of several concerts in different countries of Europe, and one composition had worked by the Ensemble Intercontemporain in 2004. In 2005 he obtained by the Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia and by the Biennale of Venice the commission of a composition for orchestra for the “Festival Berio” in Rome and the “Festival della Biennale” in Venice, in 2006 a commission for a chamber piece for the Festival RAI NuovaMusica of Turin and, at the same time, winner of the Barlow Endowment 2005, he writes a pièce for four renown american ensembles. From 2007 to 2009 he’s composer in residence at the conservatories of Annecy and Chambéry; during this period he received a commission from the France State for a pedagogical project (a ballet choreographed by Maryse Delente), a commission from the Société de Musique de Chambre of Lyon for a string quartet, a commission from the Orchestre des Pays de Savoie for a string orchestra piece and a combined commission from the electronic music center GRAME of Lyon and the Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain, for a chamber piece with live electronics. Actually he’s working on a pedagogical commission from the Orchestre Nationale de Lyon.
He obtained prizes and he was pointed out as noteworthy in several international composition competitions as GRAME/EOC 2008, “Barlow Endowment 2005”, “Guido d’Arezzo”, “Molinari quartet”, “Lepo Sumera”, “Castello di Belveglio”, “Alfedo Casella”, ICONS, “Fattoria Paradiso”, “Backsteingotick” and others.
His compositions had executed during several contemporary music festivals like “Musica” (Strasbourg, 2008). “Les Musiques” (Marseille, 2008), RAI NuovaMusica Festival (Torino, 2007), Sinopoli Festival (Taormina, 2006), Berio Festival (Roma, 2005), Dresdner Musikfestspiele (Dresde, 2005), Settembre Musica (Torino, 2004), Milano Musica (2004), the Festival International d’Orchestres de Jeunes Européens (2003), the Emilia Romagna Festival (2003), and in Montréal (2002 & 2007), Paris (« Résonances » 2002, « Présences » 2003, « Agora » 2003), Arezzo (1996, 2002), Reggio Emilia (“Di Nuovo Musica”, 1999) Siena (Accademia Chigiana, 2000, 2001, 2002), Milano (“Pomeriggi Musicali” Symphony Orchestra, 2000; “Cantelli” Symphony Orchestra, 2001), Bacau (Romania) (“Mihail Yora” Symphony Orchestra, 2000), Venezia (Festival della Biennale, 2000 & 2005), Roma (Nuova Consonanza, 2001) and others. Some of his works have been broadcasted and telecasted by R.A.I. (Radio Televisione Italiana) and by a lot of national radios (like Radio France and Radio Canada).
As a musicologist he wrote several items about the contemporary music in the Nuova Enciclopedia De Agostini 2003. His scores are edited by Edizioni Suvini Zerboni (Milano).
He teaches orchestration at the CNSMD of Lyon (France) and contemporary music and orchestration at the HEM of Lausanne (Switzerland).
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