Diego Tedesco

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Born in Buenos Aires and initially self-taught, Diego Tedesco (b. 1974) went on to formally study piano, violin, guitar and music theory. His composition teachers were Julio Viera, with whom he also studied counterpoint, harmony and orchestration, and Francisco Kröpfl, who also taught him musical analysis. At the same time, he studied fine arts and graphic design at the University of Buenos Aires. He gained recognition as a composer in 2007 when he was awarded the first prize at the Juan Carlos Paz competition (Argentina’s National Endowment for the Arts) for his work for two choirs, “Amor constante más allá de la muerte” (Constant Love Beyond Death). He has received numerous commissions and won a grant from Argentina’s National Endowment for the Arts in 2011. He was granted with the Stefan Kaske fellowship in the Composers Conference (leaded by Mario Davidovsky) at Wellesley College in 2014 and in the same year won the second place in the most important prize in his country, the “National Award” for Symphonic and Chamber music. In 2016 was premiered his first opera, El Fiord, commissioned by the Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires. In 2017 he attended to the Composers conference for second time and won the renowned Koussevitzky Foundation music award. In 2018 he was granted by the Williams Foundation. His Capriccio was the recipient of two prizes, the Juan Carlos Paz prize (2018) and the National Council of Music, Unesco (2019). In 2021 was the recipient of the prestigious Premio Municipal (Argentina). He attended to seminars with Mario Davidovsky, Jorge Rotter, Augusta Read Thomas, Steven Mackey, Yu Hui Chang, Eric Wubbels among others.

His works have been performed in music venues in Argentina, the U.S. and Europe by renowned soloists and ensembles like Patricia García, Victor Torres, Dan Lippel, Miranda Cuckson, Lois Martin, Molly Morkoski, Nunc, Bracelet, New York New Music Ensemble, Compañía Oblicua, Counter)induction, KlangKonzepte, Conference Ensemble and Plural ensemble among others. 

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Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Solo Instrument


Portrait 3, for percussion Paréntesis (2021)
Nocturno for cello (2005)
Cinco piezas Para flauta en do (2003)

Instrumental Music


Tres miniaturas Para quinteto pierrot (2021)
Portrait 3, for percussion Paréntesis (2021)
Ornamenti for seven instruments (Koussevitzky award) (2020)
Scherzo for guitar, clarinet, violin, viola and cello (2019)
Una inscripción Sobre la puerta del infierno de Dante. (2018)
Capriccio for violin and thirteen instruments (2017)
Palimpsesto for six instruments (2017)
Divertimento II for violin, oboe, bassoon, mandolin, harp and bass (2016)
Varietas for fifteen players (2014)
Quinteto con percusión (2010)
Nocturno for cello (2005)
Cinco piezas Para flauta en do (2003)

Instruments and Electronics


Portrait Number 1 for violin and electronics (2020)
Portrait 2, for guitar and electronics Toccata (2020)

Chamber Ensemble (5 - 9 instruments)


Ornamenti for seven instruments (Koussevitzky award) (2020)
Scherzo for guitar, clarinet, violin, viola and cello (2019)
Palimpsesto for six instruments (2017)
Divertimento III for clarinet, cello, percussion and piano (2016)
Divertimento II for violin, oboe, bassoon, mandolin, harp and bass (2016)
Divertimento I for viola, cello and piano (2015)

Concerto


Capriccio for violin and thirteen instruments (2017)

Vocal Ensemble


Dos canciones para ensamble vocal de solistas (2017)

Opera


El Fiord Opera de cámara, basada en el relato homónimo de Osvaldo Lamborgini (2016)

Mixed Ensemble


Divertimento III for clarinet, cello, percussion and piano (2016)
Divertimento I for viola, cello and piano (2015)

Ensemble (10 - 19 instruments)


Varietas for fifteen players (2014)

Symphony Orchestra


Before the world for orchestra (2012)
Before the world for orchestra (2012)
Capriccio for violin and thirteen instruments (2017)
Cinco piezas Para flauta en do (2003)
Divertimento I for viola, cello and piano (2015)
Divertimento II for violin, oboe, bassoon, mandolin, harp and bass (2016)
Divertimento III for clarinet, cello, percussion and piano (2016)
Dos canciones para ensamble vocal de solistas (2017)
El Fiord Opera de cámara, basada en el relato homónimo de Osvaldo Lamborgini (2016)
Nocturno for cello (2005)
Ornamenti for seven instruments (Koussevitzky award) (2020)
Palimpsesto for six instruments (2017)
Portrait 2, for guitar and electronics Toccata (2020)
Portrait 3, for percussion Paréntesis (2021)
Portrait Number 1 for violin and electronics (2020)
Quinteto con percusión (2010)
Scherzo for guitar, clarinet, violin, viola and cello (2019)
Tres miniaturas Para quinteto pierrot (2021)
Una inscripción Sobre la puerta del infierno de Dante. (2018)
Varietas for fifteen players (2014)