Alessandro Solbiati
Born (1956-09-09) 9 September 1956 (age 65)
EducationMilan Conservatory
Occupation
  • Composer
  • Academic
Organisation

Alessandro Solbiati (born 9 September 1956) is an Italian composer of classical music, who composed instrumental music for chamber ensembles and orchestra, art songs and operas. He received international commissions and awards, and many of his works are recorded. He is also an academic, teaching in Italy and France.

Career

Born on 9 September 1956 in Busto Arsizio,[1] Solbiati studied music at the Milan Conservatory, piano with Eli Perrota, and composition with Sandro Gorli. He finished both subjects with diplomas. He studied further, from 1977 to 1980, at the Accademia Chigiana di Siena with Franco Donatoni.[2]

He received commissions from La Scala, the RAI, Radio France, Mozarteum, Gulbenkian Foundation and Southbank Centre, among others. His music has been performed at notable festivals, in Australia, Austria, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Japan, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the US, and other. His music has been broadcast in Europe and America. It was published by "Edizioni Suvini Zerboni" in Milan.[1]

He set poems by Baudelaire, Rainer Maria Rilke and Friedrich Hölderlin to music, among others. Two operas are based on works by Russian authors, Il carro e i canti (2008) after Alexander Pushkin, and Leggenda after Dostoyevsky's The Brothers Karamazov.[1] It was commissioned by the Teatro Regio di Torino and premiered in 2011, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. His third opera, Il suono giallo, is based on Wassily Kandinsky's experimental play The Yellow Sound.[3] It was premiered on 13 June 2015 at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna.[3][4][5]

Solbiati has taught composition at the Conservatorio Giovanni Battista Martini of Bologna, the Milan Conservatory and the Centre Acanthes in Avignon. He has held master classes at the Conservatoire de Paris and the Conservatoire de Lyon.[1]

His compositions achieved awards at international competitions, such as a string quartet at the International Milan Competition in 1980, and a violin concerto, Di Luce, winning the RAI-Paganini Prize of Rome in 1982.[1]

Compositions

His list of compositions is published by IRCAM:[2]

Recordings

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Solbiati Alessandro (1956)". Cdmc. 2012. Archived from the original on 18 January 2018. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Alessandro Solbiati / Compositeur italien né en 1956 à Busto Arsizio, près de Milan". IRCAM (in French). 2009. Archived from the original on 18 January 2018. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b ""Il suono giallo" di Alessandro Solbiati al Teatro Comunale". Bologna (in Italian). 2015. Archived from the original on 25 January 2018. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  4. ^ "A Milano la presentazione de "Il suono giallo", di Alessandro Solbiati". artinmovimento.com (in Italian). 27 April 2015. Archived from the original on 5 February 2018. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  5. ^ ""Suono Giallo", la musica si prende la scena". Repubblica (in Italian). 14 June 2015. Archived from the original on 4 February 2018. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  6. ^ Alessandro Solbiati – Nel Deserto Archived 2018-02-10 at the Wayback Machine discogs
  7. ^ Paolo Borciani Quartet / Goffredo Petrassi: Auartetto per archi; Franco Donatoni: The Heart's Eye; Alessandro Solbiati: Quartetto con Lied Archived 2018-02-10 at the Wayback Machine AllMusic
  8. ^ Trio Matisse, Charles Ives, Luis de Pablo, Alessandro Solbiati – Trio Archived 2018-02-10 at the Wayback Machine discogs
  9. ^ Sor, Paganini, Villa Lobos and Solbiati: Poetry and Virtuosity deezer
  10. ^ Alessandro Solbiati – Nel Deserto discogs
  11. ^ Solbiati: Musica Da Camera Archived 2018-02-10 at the Wayback Machine discogs
  12. ^ Solbiati: Musica Da Camera Archived 2018-02-10 at the Wayback Machine discogs