Caterina Di Cecca is an Italian composer based in Rome.
She has received commissions by numerous institutions including the Ernst von Siemens Foundation, the Divertimento Ensemble, the Contrasts International Contemporary Music Festival, the Biennale di Venezia, the Collegium Musicum Chamber Orchestra of Lviv, the World Exposition 2015, the Riot Ensemble, the Associazione Nuova Consonanza, the Stagione Rondò, 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.
Awarded in many international composition competitions, recently she won the [‘tactus] Young Composers’ Forum – 7th edition (Mons), the George Enescu International Composition Competition 2016 – Section: Chamber Music (Bucharest), the Franco Donatoni International Meeting for Young Composers – IV edition (Milan) and the Biennale College – Music 3rd edition (Venice), that gave her the opportunity to write her first chamber opera, Funeral Play, staged in October 2016 at the Teatro Piccolo Arsenale (Venice) during the 60th International Festival of Contemporary Music – Biennale Musica.
Her scores, selected in several international calls for scores and conducted among others by Carlo Rizzari, Jean–Paul Dessy, Sandro Gorli, Aaron Holloway-Nahum, Michele Gamba, Gregory Charette, Alessandro Cadario, Chino Toledo and Fabio Nieder, have been performed in Austria, Belgium, England, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, The Philippines, Ukraine and USA by renowned ensembles and orchestras such as Neue Vocalsolisten of Stuttgart, Musiques Nouvelles of Mons, Ensemble Mosaik of Berlin, Divertimento Ensemble of Milan, Ensemble Reconsil of Wien, Riot Ensemble of London, Ensemble Oerknal! of Utrecht, Ensemble Alternance of Paris, Ensemble Nostri Temporis of Kiev, Versipel New Music of New Orleans, Ensemble Metamorphosis of Belgrade, Lviv Virtuosos String Orchestra, Collegium Musicum Chamber Orchestra of Lviv and Tofarm Festival Orchestra of Manila.
Her works have been presented in festival and venues like Biennale di Venezia (IT), [‘tactus] Young Composers’ Forum (BE), Festival Milano Musica (IT), Gaudeamus Muziekweek – GMW Academy (NL), World Exposition 2015 (IT), Contrasts International Contemporary Music Festival (UA), Stagione Rondò (IT), International Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn (DE), International Review of Composers in Belgrade (RS), Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia – La musica di domani (IT), IMYF – International Forum Music of Youth (UA), Festival Nuova Consonanza (IT), Festival Osmose (BE), Festival Pontino (IT), Ciclo Internacional de Música "Laberintos Sonoros" (MX) and many others.
She studied Composition at the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia in Rome with Luciano Pelosi, completing her Master with highest distinction. From the same Institute, she had previously obtained a master’s degree in Piano.
In the meanwhile, she earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Philosophy, both 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 in International and European Relations at the SIOI (Italian Society for International Organization) with a thesis on Personal Branding for Musicians.
From 2013 to 2015, after winning a public contest, she was professor of Music Theory and Ear Training at the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia.
She is currently teaching Harmony and Musical Analysis at the Conservatorio di Foggia Umberto Giordano.
Her music is published by Edizioni Suvini Zerboni of Milan and it has been broadcast on Musiq3, RAI – RadioTre, RadiostART and Euroclassical.