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Caterina Di Cecca is an Italian composer based in Rome.
Awarded in important international composition competitions ([‘tactus] Young Composers’ Forum – Mons, George Enescu International Composition Competition – Bucharest, Franco Donatoni International Meeting for Young Composers – Milan, Biennale College Music – Venice), she has received commissions by several organizations and institutions including the Ernst von Siemens Foundation, the Divertimento Ensemble, the Contrasts International Contemporary Music Festival, the “SIAE – Classici di Oggi” in partnership with Orchestra della Toscana, the Ulysses Ensemble – Aldeburgh Festival, the Biennale di Venezia, the Collegium Musicum Chamber Orchestra of Lviv, the Associazione Nuova Consonanza, the World Exposition 2015, the Stagione Rondò, the Riot Ensemble, the Festival Pontino, the Centro Culturale San Fedele and the Fondazione Spinola Banna per l'Arte, for which she was also Composer-in-Residence in 2015.
Her scores, selected in renowned international calls for scores and conducted among others by Jean–Paul Dessy, Sandro Gorli, Gregory Charette, Carlo Rizzari, Aaron Holloway–Nahun, Michele Gamba, Chino Toledo, Alessandro Cadario, Igor Dronov and Fabio Nieder have been performed and programmed in Austria, Belgium, England, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, The Philippines, Ukraine and USA by ensembles and orchestras such as Neue Vocalsolisten (DE), Musiques Nouvelles (BE), Ensemble Mosaik (DE), Divertimento Ensemble (IT), Riot Ensemble (UK), Ensemble Oerknal! (NL), Ensemble Reconsil (AT), Studio for New Music (RU), Blow Up Percussion (IT), Ensemble Nostri Temporis (UA), Ensemble Alternance (FR), Versipel New Music (US), Ensemble Metamorphosis (RS), Lviv Virtuosos String Orchestra (UA), Solisti Aquilani (IT) and Tofarm Festival Orchestra (PH).
She obtained a master’s degree in Piano and in Composition (magna cum laude) at the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia of Rome.
In the meanwhile, she earned a master’s degree in Philosophy (magna cum laude) from the Università degli Studi di Roma Tre in Rome.
Then she improved her knowledge in composition following courses held by Alessandro Solbiati and graduating at the Master Course in Composition of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, under the guidance of Ivan Fedele.
She had also a Master’s in Media and Lobbying International and European Relations at the SIOI (Italian Society for International Organization).
She began to teach in Italian conservatories in 2013, at the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia of Rome.
Now she is professor of 'Elements of Composition for Music Teaching' at the Conservatorio Arcangelo Corelli of Messina.
Her music is published by Edizioni Suvini Zerboni of Milan and it has been broadcast on Musiq3, RAI – RadioTre, RadiostART and Euroclassical.

Photo credit: Garrick Maguire
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