Born in 1963 in Ravenna (Italy), Caterina Calderoni got the diploma in piano under the guidance of the Argentinian pianist Daniel Rivera and in composition with the Italian composer Bruno Bettinelli. She mastered composition with Franco Donatoni and attended classes and seminars in musical informatics at IRCAM in Paris and AGON Studio in Milan. She won the first prize of the Ist Composition Contest for Film Music announced by Ennio Morricone at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena and was finalist in international Composition Contests such as ALEA III Composition Contest in Boston and Women Composers Composition Contest in Venice. She has composed soundtracks for TV programs commissioned by the national braodcast (RAI) and often works at multimedial and visual art projects, providing sound productions for performances, art works and exibitions.
From 1988 through 1999 she worked in the editorial staff of Casa Ricordi, Milan, with whom she still collaborates by editing vocal score transcriptions (both for the Classical and the contemporary operatic repertoire), orchestral arrangements and composition textbooks.
Since 1999 she has been Professor in Composition at State Conservatories; at present she teaches Composition at the Conservatory of Castelfranco Veneto, Italy. In October 2010 she was at UMBC (University of Maryland Baltimore County) as professor in residence and in April 2011 she was invited at Rutgers University – Mason Gross School of the Arts (State University of New Jersey) as guest composer.
Her music is performed in Italy as well as abroad and published by Bèrben, Rugginenti, Ut Orpheus, Sconfinarte. She lives in Milan.
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