New signing: Vittorio Montalti

New signing: Vittorio Montalti

After graduating in piano and composition, Vittorio Montalti went on to specialized studies at the Santa Cecilia National Academy; and studied electronic music, Cursus 1 and Cursus 2, at IRCAM’s Centre Pompidou in Paris. 

Montalti’s compositions have been commissioned and performed by a number of musical institutions in Italy and abroad.
In 2010 he won the Silver Lion for Creativity at the Venice Biennale Contemporary Music Festival. 
He also received the 2016 A Life in Music award from Venice’s Teatro La Fenice. Montalti has also worked as composer-in-residence at a number of prestigious institutions: the Italian Institute of Culture in Paris (2013); the American Academy in Rome, as recipient of the Marcello Lotti Italian Fellowship (2014); the Civitella Ranieri Foundation (2017); Fortissimissimo Firenze Festival – Amici della Musica di Firenze (2017). 
He is currently composer-in-residence for the Divertimento Ensemble’s 2018 season.

Montalti is especially interested in musical theater; he has written works for ensembles and two chamber operas, with both books by Giuliano Compagno. To date, several productions of those works have been staged. A lifelong fan of improvisation, he enjoys providing real-time electronics for theatrical and dance-theater projects. 

World premieres in May

for piano
7 May, 2018
Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, New York
Min Kwon (piano)

for ensemble and electronics
15 May, 2018
Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan
Divertimento Ensemble
Marco Seco (cond)