Lucia
Ronchetti

Biography

LUCIA RONCHETTI
Born on 3 February 1963 in Rome

Education and degrees

2004-05
Columbia University Music Department (New York). 
Visiting Scholar (Fulbright Fellow)
Thesis: Timbre Texture as Formal Determinant of  Composition 
(supervisor Prof. Tristan Murail)
2000   
École pratique des hautes études en Sorbonne, Paris (France)
Ph.D. (Doctorate) in Musicology
Dissertation: Le style orchestral d’Ernest Chausson 
(supervisor Prof. François Lesure)
1999  
State exam: qualification to teach Harmony, Counterpoint
Fugue and Composition in Italian Conservatories
1996-97
Annual computer music courses at IRCAM, Paris 
(main supervisor Prof. Tristan Murail)
1994  
State exam: qualification to teach Music History
in Italian Conservatoires
1993-96
Composition studies with Gérard Grisey in Paris
1992  
State exam: qualification as Conservatoire Librarian
1991   
University of Paris I-Sorbonne. 
Diplôme d'Études Approfondies (D.E.A.) in Aesthetics
1988-89
Corsi Internazionali di Città di Castello (Perugia). 
Composition seminars with Salvatore Sciarrino
1987  
University of Rome, Laurea in Humanities, cum laude. 
Thesis in Music History: La scrittura orchestrale di Bruno Maderna
(dissertation supervisor Prof. Pierluigi Petrobelli)
1987
Conservatorio Santa Cecilia, Rome, Diploma in Composition
1987
Conservatorio Santa Cecilia, Rome, Diploma in Computer Music
1981-85
Scuola di Musica di Fiesole (Florence). 
Composition seminars with Sylvano Bussotti


Honours and Grants
2017    Grant of the SACEM (Commission Jeune public) for the chamber opera
            "Les Aventures de Pinocchio", Paris
2016    Commande de l’Etat- French Ministry of culture for the chamber opera
            “Les Aventures de Pinocchio”, Paris
2016    Composer-in-residence, Villa Concordia, Bamberg
2015    “Esame di mezzanotte” best opera production in Germany (Opernwelt)
2013    Composer-in-residence Schloss Werdenberg (CH)
2013    Künstlerinnenpreis, Heidelberg
2008    Music Theatre Now Prize (International Theatre Institute)
2006    Composer-in-residence Yaddo, New York
2006    Prize Fonds Experimentelles Musiktheater NRW
2005    Composer in residence, Berliner Künstlerprogramm 
             D.A.A.D. (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst)
2005   Columbia University Music Department (New York)
             Visiting Scholar (Fulbright Fellow)
2003   Composer-in-residence Staatsoper Stuttgart
            (Forum  Neues Musiktheater)
2003   Composer-in-residence The MacDowell Colony
             Peterborough, NH (USA)
2000   Composer-in-residence Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart
2000   Composition Prize, Federazione Cemat (Rome)
1997   Fellowship, Fondation des Treilles (Paris)
1997   Dimitri Mitroupoulos International Composition Prize, Athens
1997   Erato-Farnesina Fellowship for a six-month residence in Paris
           Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1996   Cité de Arts, Paris
1995  “Progetto Dionysos” Composition Prize Italian Ministry of Culture
1993   Composer-in-residence Fondation Nadia Boulanger, Paris
1988-92  Doctoral Studies Fellowship Italian Ministry of University and Scientific Research



Premieres (music theatre projects)

Rivale, chamber opera, 2017, Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin
Les aventures de Pinocchio, chamber opera, 2017, Opéra de Rouen
Forward and downward, turning neither to the left nor to the right
action concert piece for solo cello, 2017, Accademia Filarmonica, Roma
Abschlussballtheater music for Achim Freyer, 2016, Berliner Ensemble
Aria da baule, drammaturgia, 2016, Nationaltheater Mannheim
Lascia ch’io pianga, action concert piece, 2016, Theaterhaus, Stuttgart
Fiore di campo, radio-play, 2016, Deutschlandradio Kultur
Inedia prodigiosa, choral opera, 2016, Teatro Massimo, Palermo
Esame di mezzanotte,  opera, 2015, Nationaltheater Mannheim
Mise en Abyme, chamber opera, 2015, Semperoper Dresden
Lezioni di tenebra, chamber opera, second production 2014
Staatsoper Unter der Linden, Berlin
Anatra al sal, action concert piece, 2014, Romaeuropa festival, Roma
Forward and downward, turning neither to the left nor to the right
action concert piece, 2014, Theater Rigiblick, Zürich
Le Palais du silence, drammaturgia, 2013, Festival d’Automne à Paris
Sub-Plot, chamber opera, 2013, Semperoper Dresden
Helicopters and Butterflies, action concert piece, 2012
Festival d’Automne à Paris
Contrascena, chamber opera, 2012, Semperoper Dresden
Neumond, chamber opera, 2012, Nationaltheater Mannheim
Ravel Unravel, action concert piece, 2012
Amici della musica, Ancona
Last desire, chamber opera, second production, 2011
Staatsoper Unter der Linden, Berlin
3e32 Naufragio di terra, choral opera
Società Aquilana dei Concerti B. Barattelli, L'Aquila
Sei Personaggi in cerca di autore, action concert piece, 2011
Rai Nuova Musica, Torino
Narrenschiffe, choral opera, 2010, Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich
Sebenza e-mine, radio play, 2010, Deutschlandradio Kultur
Lezioni di tenebra, chamber opera,  first production 2010
Konzerthaus, Berlin
Proposopeia, choral opera, 2010, Kasseler Musiktage, Kassel
Albertine, action concert piece, 2010, MaerzMusik, Berlin
Der Sonne entgegen, chamber opera, second production 2009
MaerzMusik, Berlin
Xylocopa violacea, action concert piece, 2007, Festival Ultraschall, Berlin
Il Castello di Atlante, Radio Play, 2007, Deutschlandradio Kultur
Der Sonne entgegen, chamber opera, first production 2007
Musiktheater im Revier, Gelsenkirchen
Hamlet's Mill, action concert piece, 2007, Musik der Jahrhunderte, Stuttgart
Pinocchio, una storia parallela, drammaturgia, 2005
Festival Ultraschall, Berlin
Last desire, chamber opera, 2004, Staatsoper Stuttgart
Hombre de mucha gravedad, drammaturgia, 2002
Musik der Jahrhunderte, Stuttgart
L'ape apatica, chamber opera, 2002,  Teatro La Fenice, Venezia



Commissions

2017  
Jürgen Flimm-Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin
2016 
Claus Peymann, Berliner Ensemble
Christine Fischer-Musik der Jahrhunderte, Stuttgart
Oscar Pizzo-Teatro Massimo, Palermo
Klaus-Peter Kehr-Nationaltheater Mannheim
2015 
Giorgio Battistelli-Orchestra Regionale Toscana
Hervé Boutry-Ensemble Intercontemporain, Paris
Marcus Gammel-Deutschland Radio Kultur, Berlin
2014  
Jens Schubbe- Collegium Novum, Zürich
Mirella Weingarten-Schlossmediale Werdenberg
Klaus-Peter Kehr-Nationaltheater Mannheim
Eytan Pessen-Semperoper, Dresden
2013  
Vincenzo de Vivo-Teatro San Carlo, Napoli
Josephine Markovits- Festival d’automne à Paris
Hervé Boutry-Ensemble Intercontemporain, Paris
Christine Fischer-Neue Vocalsolisten, Stuttgart
Eytan Pessen-Semperoper, Dresden
Guido Barbieri-Amici della musica, Ancona
2012  
Eytan Pessen-Semperoper, Dresden
Josephine Markovits- Festival d’automne à Paris
Walter Nußbaum-Schola Heidelberg
Giorgio Battistelli-Società Aquilana dei Concerti "B. Barattelli", L’Aquila
Frank Havrøy –Nordic Voices, Oslo
2011   
Klaus-Peter Kehr-Nationaltheater Mannheim
Giorgio Battistelli- Orchestra Regionale Toscana, Firenze
2010   
Jens Schubbe-Konzerthaus, Berlin
Eckhard Manz-Musikbüro der Martinskirche, Kassel       
2009    
Florian Scholz-Bayerische Staatsoper, München
Marcus Gammel-Deutschland Radio Kultur, Berlin
Jean-Baptiste Joly- Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart          
2008   
Roland Diry-Ensemble Modern/Jens Cording-Siemens Arts Program
Detlef Heusinger -Experimentalstudio für akustische Kunst e.V., Freiburg
Ingrid Beirer-Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, Berlin
2007    
Bernard Cavanna-Commande d’État/Ensemble 2E2M, Paris
Matthias Osterwold-MaerzMusik, Berlin
Christine Fischer-Neue Vocalsolisten, Stuttgart
2006    
Christian Esch-NRW KULTURsekretariat / Hans-Joachim Wagner -Kunststiftung NRW
Joachim Maier -Musik der Jahrhunderte, Stuttgart
Goetz Naleppa-Deutschland Radio, Berlin
Folkmar Hein-Elektronisches Studio der TU, Berlin
2005    
Lucas Fels-Ensemble Recherche, Freiburg
Peter Heilker -Bayerische Staatsoper, München
Jeffrey Bossin -Kulturveranstaltungen des Bundes, Berlin
Rainer Pöllman-Festival Ultrashall, Berlin
2004    
Daniele Spini, Orchestra Rai, Torino
Folkmar Hein- Elektronisches Studio der Technischen Universität, Berlin
2003    
André Richard-Experimental Studio of the SWR, Freiburg
Klaus Zehelein-Staatsoper Stuttgart (Forum Neues Musiktheater), Stuttgart
2002    
Christine Fischer-Arditti Quartett /Neue Vocalsolisten, Stuttgart
Bernard Cavanna-Conservatorire Gennevilliers-Comande de l’Etat, Paris
2001    
Harry Vogt-WDR Sinfonieorchester, Köln
Massimo Contiero-Teatro Sociale di Rovigo/Teatro La Fenice, Venice
2000    
Philip Hurel-Commande d’État, Ensemble Court-Circuit,  Paris
Harry Vogt-Wittener Tagen, Witten
Thomas Kessler-Elektronisches Studio, Musik-Akademie, Basel
1999    
Monique Veaute- Festival Romaeuropa, Roma
Georg Katzer-Studio für Elektroakustische Musik der Akademie der Künste, Berlin
1998    
Pinotto Fava-Rai Radio Tre, Roma
Daniel Teruggi-G. R. M., Radio France, Paris
1997    
Joëlle Leandre-Commande de l’État, Paris
1995     
David Jisse-Studio Muse en Circuit, Paris
Luigi Pestalozza-Musica/Realtà, Milano
1994     
René Bosc-Radio France, Paris
Luciano Berio-Orchestra Regionale Toscana, Firenze
1993      
Hans Werner Henze-Münchener Biennale, München
Pinotto Fava- Rai Radio Tre, Roma
           
Teaching

Conservatorio di Musica di Salerno
Professor of  Harmony, Counterpoint, Fugue and Composition (tenured position)

Seminars and conference participations
Musikalische Kompetenzzentrum Sachsen-Anhalt /Konservatorium Georg Philipp Telemann, Magdeburg, 2017;
University of Haifa, Faculty of Umanities, Haifa, 2017;
Ircam, Paris, 2017;
Institut für Musikwissenschaft Universität Bern , 2017; 
Institut für Musikwissenschaft, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt, 2016;
Ferienkurse Darmstadt, 2016;
Teatro Massimo, Palermo, 2016;
Internationales Künstlerhaus Villa Concordia, Bamberg, 2016;
Classwork Ensemble Recherche, Freiburg, 2016;
Villa Medici, Roma, 2016;
DAAD, Berlin, 2016; 
Classwork, Ensemble Recherche, Freiburg, 2015; 
Semperoper, Dresden,2015;
Cultural Italian Institute, Berlin, 2015;
Nationaltheater Mannheim, 2015;
Conservatorio Santa Cecilia, Roma, 2014;
Schloss Werdenberg (CH), 2014;
Theater Heidelberg, 2014;
Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Graz, 2014;
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Zürich, 2014;
Nuova consonanza, Roma, 2013;
Berliner Künstlerprogramms des DAAD, Berlin, 2013;
Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe, 2013;
Teatro di San Carlo, Napoli, 2013;
Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi, Torino, 2013;
Ca' Giustinian, Biennale, Venezia, 2013;
Accademia Chigiana, Siena, 2013;
Villa Romana, Firenze, 2013;
Ca' Giustinian, Biennale di Venezia, 2013;
Royal College of Music, Stockholm 2013;
Teatro Sperimentale, Ancona,2013;
Accademia Filarmonica Romana, Roma 2013;
Conservatoire National supérieur de  musique et danse, Paris, 2012;
Kulturhaus Loschwitz, Dresden 2012;
Amphithéatre Opera Bastille, Paris, 2012;
Parco della Musica, Roma, 2012;
Nationaltheater Mannheim, 2012;
Semperoper, Dresden, 2012;
Konzerthaus, Berlin, 2011;
Conservatorio Superior de Musica “Astor Piazzolla”, Buenos Aires 2011;
St. Ursula Gymnasium, NRW Kultur Sekretariat, Aachen 2011;
Chorforum Essen, NRW Kultur Sekretariat, 2011;
Volksbühne, Berlin 2010;
Bayerische Staatsoper, München 2010;
Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique, Paris 2010;
Festival Arcana, St.Gallen, 2010;
Goethe on Main Institute, Johannesburg 2010;
Musik der Jahrhunderte, Stuttgart 2009;
Goethe Institut Johannesburg 2009;
Konzerthaus, Berlin 2009;
Akademie Schloss Solitude,  Stuttgart  2009;
Conservatoire Régional de Musique, Paris 2009;
Music Theatre Now  (International Theatre Institute), Berlin 2008;
Hochschule der Künste of Zurich (ZHdK) 2007;
Musiktheater in Revier, Gelsenkirchen, 2007;
Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, Berlin 2006;
Elektronisches Studio der Technischen Universität, Berlin 2006;
DAAD, Berlin 2005;
Temple University, Philadelphia, 2005;
Yaddo, New York  2006;
Experimentalstudio für akustische Kunst e.V., Freiburg 2005;
Columbia University Music Department, New York 2005;
Ferienkurse Darmstadt 2004;
Staatsoper Stuttgart (Forum Neues Musiktheater) 2003;
The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough  2003;
Teatro La Fenice, Venezia 2002;
Ile de france opéra et ballet, Paris 2001;
Université de la Sorbonne, Paris IV, 1998;
Council of Europe, Budapest 1994;
IRCAM, Paris 1996


Original compositions

Published by Lemoine (Paris), Edipan (Roma), B.M.G., Ricordi (Milano), Durand (Paris) and Rai Trade (Roma).
Recorded on CD by Edipan, R.C.A., Sincronie, Fonit Cetra/Musica Realtà, WDR/Wittener Tagen, Stradivarius, Kairos, Parco della Musica Records, Wergo