Valerio Sannicandro

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Born on January 16, 1971 in Bisceglie, in 1987 he began studying the viola and composition at the same time (with Matteo D’Amico and Michelangelo Lupone for the composition, P. Farulli, A. Ghedin and C. Erdelyí for the viola).
 
In 1994 he obtained the Diploma in Viola with full marks and began an activity both as a chamber music interpreter and as a soloist, in the same year his first compositions were performed (including a piece for viola and Live Electronics)
 
In 1995 he moved to Germany and turned his attention increasingly towards contemporary music, obtained an "Aufbaustudium" in Viola at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen and attended masterclasses with Barbara Maurer (Ensemble Recherche) and Garth Knox (ex Arditti Quartet ); contact with the latter has a decisive influence on his future work as a contemporary music performer. He is also active as a soloist performing compositions by Sciarrino, Maderna, Grisey, Murail and Scelsi in numerous recitals.
 
After a period devoted almost exclusively to interpretation, he attended a workshop held by Vinko Globokar and Johannes Kalitzke. On the advice of the teachers he continued his composition studies in Cologne in the class of York Höller where he graduated in 2000 with a thesis dealing with different aspects of semiotics in correlation with musical composition (“Komposition als semiotischer Prozess”); at the contemporary music institute of the Musikhochschule he studied conducting with Peter Eötvös and made his debut with the WDR orchestra in the world premiere of Karlheinz Stockhausen's Hoch Zeiten.
 
He also directs for the Cologne Triennale, the Darmstadt Ferienkurse, the Canary Islands Festival (Spain) and the Acanthes Festival (Avignon). Since 1997 various compositions have been performed in Germany and Italy, he receives commissions from various ensembles, from the Bayerische Staatsoper and from the Donaueschinger Musiktage.
 
Participates in workshops held by Helmuth Lachenmann, Jonathan Harvey, Magnus Lindberg; in the same period he continued his studies with Hans Zender in Frankfurt and began a course of electronic music studies with Dirk Reith in Essen and then studied privately with Emmanuel Nunes in Paris. He wins various conposition competitions in Germany (Leipzig, Rostock, Frankfurt and MUSICA VIVA - Munich 2002) and in Italy (Udine), a scholarship from the CDMC of Paris, as well as the "Kranichsteiner Musikpreis 2000" of the Darmstadt Ferienkurse. He has lectured on his works at the Humboldt-Universität in Berlin, at the Academy of Music in Prague and was a lecturer at the Darmstadt Ferienkurse in 2002. He receives an "Arbeitsstipendium" from the Heinrich-Strobel-Stiftung for the year 2003. He is he was invited to the IRCAM Cursus de composition, where he then worked as a compositeur associé in a research group on spatialization.
 
His works have been performed in Italy, Germany, France, Luxembourg, England, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Sweden, USA and Japan by Salome Kammer, Peter Veale, by the Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Kroumata, Musikfabrik NRW, Ensemble Aleph, Ensemble Resonanz, Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Hilversum Radio Kamerorkest, and conducted by Peter Eötvös, Jonathan Stockhammer, Renato Rivolta, Peter Hirsch, Pierre-André Valade, recorded and broadcast by various radio stations (HR, MDR, WDR, BR , Radio Bremen) and recorded on Cd. Upcoming projects include a new work for two ensembles and electronics (Ircam-Ensemble Intercontemporain, Paris 2007), a composition commissioned by the Accentus choir (Paris 2007). A CD with compositions for ensembles conducted by the same author is available from Telos Records.
 
His works are published by Edizioni Suvini Zerboni - Sugarmusic S.p.A., Milan.
Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Ensemble (Instruments or Voices) and Real Time Electronics


Voids per sei voci e live electronics (2019)
Finesterrae per cinque voci soliste, viola e live electronics (2016)
Forces motrices per orchestra e live electronics (2010)
FIBRAE per oboe, tromba a doppio padiglione, orchestra e elettronica in tempo reale (2005)

Vocal Ensemble


Zaubersprueche per sei voci (2018)

Voices and Instruments


Last words per voce noh e quartetto d archi spazializzato (2018)
Corps Rien per voce femminile e ensemble (2015)
Mare Logos per flauto basso e dodici voci (2015)
Renga per voce e quattro strumenti (2011)
STUDIUM PERSPECTIVAE WILLAERT DE PROFUNDIS per quattro voci e gruppo orchestrale (2008)

Chamber Ensemble (5 - 9 instruments)


Limina per ensemble (2018)
Kern per sei strumenti spazializzati (2018)
Aquae per ensemble (2014)
Seven etchings after Richard Serra per sei strumenti (2013)
Silvae per sette strumenti (2013)
LASCO per quattro archi, pianoforte (con assistente) e percussione (2010)
ODI DI LEVANTE per sei strumenti (2008)
A BOOK OF MYTHS per otto strumenti (2007)
CONSTRUCTA per sette strumenti (2007)
ENFASI COBALTO per ensemble (2003)
POUR TE SAUVER DE L OMBRE per flauto, clarinetto, violino, violoncello, pianoforte (2002)
IRradio per cinque strumenti (2000)

Orchestral Music


Noctes per orchestra da camera (2016)
CORI per violino e orchestra (2013)
Seelenstroeme per orchestra (2013)
WINDSTROME per orchestra (2012)
SUTRAS per orchestra e suoni elettronici (2012)
INTRA LUMINA per orchestra (2009)
BEWEISE UBER DIE ABWESENHEIT DER SEELE per orchestra (2008)
RADIANCES per orchestra (2006)

Opera


Doglie Opera da camera per voce recitante, mezzosoprano, tenore, voce recitante di bambino e ensemble strumentale. Testo di A. Tarantino Non E che un piccolo problema Operina morale con doglie (2013)

Other Orchestral Ensembles


SUTRAS per orchestra e suoni elettronici (2012)

Ensemble (10 - 19 instruments)


IUS LUCIS per due ensemble in due sale da concerto (2006)
A BOOK OF MYTHS per otto strumenti (2007)
Aquae per ensemble (2014)
BEWEISE UBER DIE ABWESENHEIT DER SEELE per orchestra (2008)
CONSTRUCTA per sette strumenti (2007)
CORI per violino e orchestra (2013)
Corps Rien per voce femminile e ensemble (2015)
Doglie Opera da camera per voce recitante, mezzosoprano, tenore, voce recitante di bambino e ensemble strumentale. Testo di A. Tarantino Non E che un piccolo problema Operina morale con doglie (2013)
ENFASI COBALTO per ensemble (2003)
FIBRAE per oboe, tromba a doppio padiglione, orchestra e elettronica in tempo reale (2005)
Finesterrae per cinque voci soliste, viola e live electronics (2016)
Forces motrices per orchestra e live electronics (2010)
INTRA LUMINA per orchestra (2009)
IRradio per cinque strumenti (2000)
IUS LUCIS per due ensemble in due sale da concerto (2006)
Kern per sei strumenti spazializzati (2018)
LASCO per quattro archi, pianoforte (con assistente) e percussione (2010)
Last words per voce noh e quartetto d archi spazializzato (2018)
Limina per ensemble (2018)
Mare Logos per flauto basso e dodici voci (2015)
Noctes per orchestra da camera (2016)
ODI DI LEVANTE per sei strumenti (2008)
POUR TE SAUVER DE L OMBRE per flauto, clarinetto, violino, violoncello, pianoforte (2002)
RADIANCES per orchestra (2006)
Renga per voce e quattro strumenti (2011)
Seelenstroeme per orchestra (2013)
Seven etchings after Richard Serra per sei strumenti (2013)
Silvae per sette strumenti (2013)
STUDIUM PERSPECTIVAE WILLAERT DE PROFUNDIS per quattro voci e gruppo orchestrale (2008)
SUTRAS per orchestra e suoni elettronici (2012)
Voids per sei voci e live electronics (2019)
WINDSTROME per orchestra (2012)
Zaubersprueche per sei voci (2018)