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Lorenzo Troiani

Works by Lorenzo Troiani 1

Lorenzo Troiani biography

Lorenzo Troiani was born in Rome, Italy, in 1989. He currently studies composition with Rosario Mirigliano and Salvatore Sciarrino.

He took lessons, master classes and courses with musicians and composers who helped him find a personal way of thinking, among them of B. Furrer, P. Billone, M. Andre, D. Przybylski, M. Trojahn, P. Manoury, A. Solbiati, J. Manuel Lopez Lopez, S. Gervasoni and F. Filidei.

In 2013 he attended the IMPULS Academy under the guidance of Pierluigi Billone, Peter Ablinger and Beat Furrer and took master classes held by Ian Pace, Krassimir Sterev, Ernesto Molinari and Uli Fusseneger. In the same year he attended the Accademia Chigiana under the guidance of Salvatore Sciarrino.

He has won several international composition competitions, among them the “Competition Goffredo Petrassi” in 2010, the “Composition Competition Oliviero Fusi” in 2011, the “Composition Competition G.E.R.M.I.” in 2011, the Chiamata L’Arsenale in 2011, the 8th Chengdu China “Sun River Prize” in 2012, the “Wär Ich ein Ton” competition in 2012-13 and the Joan Guinjoan International prize 2013.

His music has been performed by different ensembles – such as the Neue Vocalsolisten, the Curious Chamber Players, the Quartetto Prometeo, the OENM Salzburg, the PMCE Ensemble, the Ensemble L’Arsenale, the IzM ensemble, Barcelona 216 and the Taller Sonoro ensemble – and in different parts of the world, among them Italy, Germany, Austria, Lithuania, Canada, Scotland, England, Ireland, Cyprus, Spain and Slovenia.

The poetry of Paul Celan, the works of Paul Klee, the philosophy of Martin Heidegger and Jacques Derrida and the music of Luigi Nono all play a crucial role in his music.

Troiani graduated in Philosophy at the Roma Tre University under Paolo D’Angelo and Elio Matassi with a thesis on the ontological thinking of Paul Klee. Currently he is specializing in the study of post-Nietzschean ontology, with a focus to its links to the pre-Socratic thinkers.


1998 – 2001 Studies guitar under Bernardo Nardini

2000 – 2006 Studies piano, counterpoint, composition and theory under Fabrizio Scipioni

2007 – 2011 BA in Philosophy at Roma Tre University with a thesis on the ontological thinking of Paul Klee (cum laude)

2005 – 2014 Composition course at the Conservatory “Santa Cecilia” in Rome under Antonio Scarlato, Maurizio Gabrieli, Antonio Di Pofi and Rosario Mirigliano.

2007 Maturità classica at Liceo classico “Tacito” in Rome

2008 Master class with Luis de Pablo (Conservatory of “Santa Cecilia”)

2009 Master class with Salvatore Sciarrino (Nuova Consonanza, Rome)

2010 Master class with Beat Furrer (Nuova Consonanza, Rome)

2011 Master class with Philippe Manoury (Nuova Consonanza, Rome)

Master class with Darius Przylbylsky (Conservatory of “Santa Cecilia”, Rome)

2012 Master class with Mark Andre (Nuova Consonanza, Rome)

Course with Alessandro Solbiati (Sermoneta)

2013/2014 Composition course with Salvatore Sciarrino at Conservatory “Ottorino Respighi”

2013 Master class with Manfred Trohjan (Nuova Consonanza, Rome)

Master class with Francesco Filidei (Accademia musicale toscana, Pontedera)

Course with Stefano Gervasoni (Ass. nuova Damus, Montegiorgio)

Accademia Chigiana with Salvatore Sciarrino (Siena)

2014 Programme Voix Nouvelles Foundation Royaumont with Brian Ferneyhough, Joahannes Schöllhorn and Dmitri Kourliandsky (Fondation Royaumont, Paris)

Master class with Stefano Gervasoni and Alvise Vidolin (Conservatory “Pollini”, Padova)

Master class with José Manuel Lopez Lopez (Mixtur, Barcelona)

IMPULS Academy with Pierluigi Billone, Beat Furrer, Peter Ablinger (Graz, Austria)


2010 Third prize at the “Goffredo Petrassi” composition competition (Italy)

2011 Selected for “Chiamata l’Arsenale” (Italy)

Third prize at the “G.E.R.M.I. International composition competition (Italy)

Third prize at the “Oliviero Fusi” composition competition (Italy)

2012 First prize at the “War Ich ein Ton” Jean Paul composition competition (Germany)

Third prize at the 8th Chengdu China “Sun river prize” (China)

2013 Honourable mention at the 12th Joan Guinjoan international composition competition (Spain)

2014 First prize at the “Prize Valentino Bucchi” (Italy)

Honourable mention at the “Biennale Koper” (Slovenia)

2015 Composer in residence at “Villa Sträuli” (Winterthur, Switzerland)


IMPULS 2013, EMUfest 2013, EMUfest 2012, ISSTC, Londonear festival, Firenze Suona Contemporanea, Jean Paul Verein, Via Nova Festival, Biennale Koper, Festival 5 Giornate di Milano, L’Arsenale Nuova Musica a Treviso, Festival Contaminazioni, Auditorium “Parco della musica” Santa Cecilia, Settimana Musicale Senese, Composit Festival, NY University Florence, London SizeZeroOpera, Arcola Theather, Electronic Music Festival of the Center of Cypriot Composers, FLAME music experience, Festival Pontino, Mixtur BNC, Druskomanija, Red Note Ensemble Noisy Nights, Auditorio de Barcelona etc.

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