Christian Cassinelli

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 - 12:01 pm

Born in 1979 in Cagliari (Italy) he studied piano and composition at the Pierluigi Da Palestrina Conservatory improving with Azio Corghi and Ivan Fedele at the Santa Cecilia Academy in Rome and  with Luca Francesconi  at the Malmö Music Academy in Sweden. As a pianist he is a member of the Palestrina Ensemble, a group focusing on 20th century and contemporary repertory. In 2004 he won the Il giornale della musica international composition Competition and in 2009 the Santa Cecilia Academy international composition Competition. He has had commissions and performances from the Biennale Music Festival in Venice, the Settimane Musicali Festival in Stresa, the Musica Vitae Chamber Orchestra in Vaxjö (Sweden), the Bibiena Wind Quintet, the Pomeriggi Musicali orchestra in Milan and the RAI National Symphonic Orchestra.