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Mauro Cardi
Mauro Cardi - Biography
Roma, 1955


E-mail: [email protected]
Manao Tupapau
for flute, percussion, tape and live electronics
© Casa Ricordi
Manao Tupapau (1996)
for flute, percussion, tape and live electronics
© Casa Ricordi

He received his musical education at the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia. He continued his studies with Franco Donatoni at the Accademia Chigiana di Siena and the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia where, in 1984, he obtained a post-graduate diploma in composition. He attended the Ferienkürse in Darmstadt in 1984. In 1982 he won the International Valentino Bucchi Prize (Melos, for soprano and orchestra), in 1984 the Gaudeamus Preize (Les Masques, Quattro Capricci per flauto, viola e chitarra) and in 1988 the International Gian Francesco Malipiero Prize (In Corde, for orchestra). In 1987 Promenade: Variazioni sul blu wan chosen by RAI to represent Italy at the International Composers' Tribune organised by UNESCO. Mauro Cardi has over 60 works to his credit. In 1994, commissioned by RAI, he composed the radio opera Temperatura esterna and, in 1996, La mia puntualità fu un capolavoro. In 1995, commissioned by the Accademia Filarmonica Romana, he composed the opera buffa Nessuna coincidenza. In the last few years he has been concerned with computer music, and in his recent works he makes use of technology applied to music. For 1995-96 he has been selected by IRCAM for its international stage. In 1997 Manao Tupapau has been selected as finalist at the 24th Electroacustique Music Competition of Bourges. President of Nuova Consonanza untill 2000, Mauro Cardi teaches Composition at the Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini in Florence. His works are published by Casa Ricordi that recently dedicated to him a CD.

Updated to 01/2014