Gianluca Verlingieri (1976-) – ”Talent exceptionnel” according to Radio France, Italian composer Gianluca Verlingieri has gained international recognition with performances, commissions and projects held at venues such as INA-GRM in Paris, Italian Academy at Columbia University in New York City, Renzo Piano’s Parco della Musica in Rome, the new Florence’s Opera House, Festival International d’Art Lyrique de Aix en Provence, Musica y Escena Festival in Mexico City, Staatsoper Berlin, ARD German Radio Days Festival at ZKM Karlsruhe and many other stages in Italy, France, Germany, Spain, England, Scotland, Switzerland, Denmark, Belgium, Greece, Mexico, USA, Brazil, New Zealand and Australia.
Verlingieri’s compositions have been awarded in numerous competitions and call for scores in Europe and North America and released on compact disc by the labels EMA Records, Limen Music, the Swedish BIS Records and others. New cd releases are expected soon, from EMA Records again and from the German label NEOS, including the première recording of Verlingieri’s string quartet written for the 81th birthday of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, who has been among the important meetings during Verlingieri’s artistic training, together with world renowned composers like Kaija Saariaho, Louis De Pablo, Peter Eötvös, Alvin Curran, Yan Maresz and, in Italy, Alberto Colla, Azio Corghi, Fabio Vacchi, Ivan Fedele and Luca Francesconi.
Honors and awards for his activity came from Cambridge University Press (20th Century Music Award), Atlantic Center for the Arts (associate composer in residence), MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music (guest composer) Washington Composers Forum, Memphis Chamber Music Festival (guest composer), Italian Composers Forum (composer in residence), Tempo Reale Florence (composer in residence), Institute for Psychoacoustics and Electronic Music, Belgium (composer in residence), and many others. Among the past projects stand out a multimedia opera with three different stages commissioned by Maggio Musicale Fiorentino for the 750th anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s birth, a new version of John Cage’s Fontana Mix performed all over the world and several semi-scenic contemporary works for baroque and renaissance instruments. Ongoing composition projects include a new commission for the Bach Organ Festival held at Tomaskirche Leipzig. Since 2011 he’s Professor of Electroacoustic Composition at Ghedini State Conservatory of Cuneo, Northern Italy, where he also leads the New Technologies and Musical Languages Department (METS). He’s invited to held seminars and talks about his music in Italian and foreign institutions, like, among the others, Cesma Lugano (Switzerland) and the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest. He’s been assistan composer of Elliott Sharp at the New Music Project in San Marino.