Lucio Gregoretti IMG 4428EditLucio Gregoretti - composer - was born in 1961 in Rome. He studied composition with Mauro Bortolotti and music history with Bruno Cagli at the Conservatorio Statale di Musica Santa Cecilia in Rome, where he obtained his diploma in composition. He also attended seminars and courses in composition with Luciano Berio and Sylvano Bussotti, courses in film scoring with Ennio Morricone and Carlo Savina, as well as courses in conducting with Franco Ferrara and Giampiero Taverna. He has been composer in residence at a number of institutions including The Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities (Bogliasco, Italy, 2012), The MacDowell Colony (NH, USA, 2005, 2006, and 2011), Sacatar Foundation (Bahia, Brazil, 2006), Künstlerhäuser Worpswede (Germany, 2005), Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen (Germany, 2002–2003).
He has composed stage works, symphonic and chamber music, and electro–acoustic music.
His last stage opera Andante italiano alla belga has been premiered on September 7, 2012, in Spoleto, with great acclaim from the audience and critics alike. His previous operas have been commissioned and successfully performed by well-known institutions including Teatro Massimo (Palermo, 2011), Teatro dell’Opera di Roma (2009), Orchestra Roma Sinfonietta (2007), Solistes Européens (Luxembourg, 2006), Teatro Gaetano Donizetti (Bergamo, 2005).
His concert works have been commissioned and performed by a number of institutions, such as the Festival Pergolesi Spontini (Jesi, 2011), Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Rome, 2008), Nuova Orchestra Scarlatti (Naples, 2006, and 2007), Istituzione Sinfonica Abruzzese (2007), I Solisti di Perugia (2006), Nuovi Spazi Musicali (Rome, 2003, 2008, 2009, and 2011), Progetto Sonora (Cologne, 2003), Todi Music Fest (2002), Klangspectrum (Villach, 1998); they are regularly performed world-wide in contemporary music festivals.
On March 12, 2012, in Rome, the ensemble Gruppo Strumentale Musica d'Oggi of the Orchestra Roma Sinfonietta dedicated a tribute concert to his music.

He is also author of a vast production of film scores, incidental music for theater plays, and musical comedies (since 1983, approximately 100 productions), including scores for films by directors like Carlo Lizzani, Margarethe von Trotta, and Lina Wertmüller, featuring actors such as Sophia Loren, Giancarlo Giannini, and F. Murray Abraham.

He has recently been invited by the Copland House Inc. (Cortlandt Manor, New York) in partnership with the Jacob Burns Film Center (Pleasantville, NY), to lecture a masterclass in film scoring in spring 2013, while being offered a residency stay at the Copland House. At the occasion, the acclaimed ensemble Music from Copland House will perform on March 3, 2013, a dedicated concert featuring some of his chamber music.

Starting from April 13, 2013, the Theater Münster in Germany will stage a new production of his opera La fugitive (2009), libretto by Daniel Goldenberg. At the same time, the contemporary music ensemble of the Sinfonieorchester Münster, Ensemble Compania, will perform a portrait-concert based on his chamber music.

He has been a jury member for numerous composition contests, and from 2006 to 2008, has been a member of the board of directors of the Associazione Nuova Consonanza. He is a memeber of the European Film Academy.

His works are published by Rai-Trade and Suvini Zerboni, and released on CD by CNI, Musicaimmagine, Rai Trade, and Vdm.

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