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Azzan, Maurizio

Maurizio Azzan (1987) is an Italian composer and sound artist.

His music has been performed in festivals and venues such as Biennale Musica di Venezia, Wiener Konzerthaus, ManiFeste and IRCAM Concert Season, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Wien Modern, Teatro la Fenice di Venezia, impuls Graz, Milano Musica, MATA New York, Teatro Massimo di Palermo, LAC Lugano, Budapest Music Center, Romaeuropa Festival, Tempo Reale, Festival Aperto, Darmstädter Ferienkurse, Transart Bozen, Time of Music Viitasaari, MIXTUR Barcelona, Gare du Nord Basel, MITO SettembreMusica, Mozarteum Salzburg, Parco della Musica di Roma, Open Recorder Days Amsterdam, JACC in Kuwait City.

Ensembles and soloists who have performed his works include Ensemble Intercontemporain, Orchestra del Teatro la Fenice di Venezia, Ensemble Phace, Divertimento Ensemble, Nieuw Ensemble Amsterdam, Ensemble Fractales, Mdi Ensemble, Schallfeld Ensemble, Proton Bern, Suono Giallo, Platypus Ensemble, Ensemble Reconsil, Duo Dubois, Trio Chagall, Alda Caiello, Anna D'Errico, Emanuele Torquati, Antonio Politano, Ruben Mattia Santorsa, Axel Trolese, Jordan Dodson, Susanne Fröhlich, Anna Piroli, Marie Ythier, Cameron Crozman, and many others.

Winner of several composition competitions (Impuls International Composition Competition; Italian National Prize of Arts; Incontri internazionali “Franco Donatoni”; The Yvar Mikhashoff Trust for New Music), Maurizio Azzan was artist in residence of the Austrian Federal Chancellery in the framework of the KulturKontakt programme (2019), at the Cité Internationale des Arts de Paris (2017-18), of Ensemble Fractales in Bruxelles (2018-19 concert season), at Istituto Italiano di Cultura of Paris (2020-21) and at Fortissimissimo Firenze Festival (2021). He received commissions from Biennale Musica di Venezia (2019), Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung (2014, 2019, 2022), Fondazione Teatro La Fenice di Venezia (2013 e 2019), MATA Festival in New York (2021), Fondazione “I Teatri” in Reggio Emilia (2018) and SIAE (“Classici di Oggi” 2019).

Next projects include commissions from impuls festival Graz (for Klangforum Wien), from Ensemble Phace and Wiener Konzerthaus, from ensemble Collettivo_21 for the Biennale Zagreb.

He studied composition at the Conservatory of Milan (with A. Solbiati), at CNSM of Paris (with F. Durieux, Y. Maresz, L. Naon), at IRCAM and with Salvatore Sciarrino. He has received a bachelor and a master in Philology and Ancient Literature from the University of Turin.

All his works written until 2022 are published by Edizioni Suvini Zerboni – SugarMusic S.p. A. Since 2023 his music is published by Casa Ricordi – Universal Music Publishing.

ph. Carolina Venetsanos