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Lara Morciano
Lara Morciano - Biography
Zurigo, 1968


Instrument: Piano

Lara Morciano began studying piano very early, and at the age of sixteen she received her diploma from T. Schipa Conservatory of Lecce with the highest possible honors. While performing and continuing her piano studies (with Rodolfo Caporali, Aldo Ciccolini and Franco Scala), she also turned to composition at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome. There, after earning a degree in Choral Music and Choral Conducting, she received a diploma in Composition, under the direction of Ada Gentile (1993). Continuing her studies at the National Academy of Santa Cecilia under the direction of Franco Donatoni, she received a superior degree in Composition in 1995; and in 1999, a diploma from the conservatory's Experimental School of Score Analysis. In 1995, she represented the Santa Cecilia Conservatory at the Kyoto International Student Music Festival '95 (Japan).  In 2001, she was selected by the Ensemble Intercontemporain and the Ircam for Ircam's month-long Computer Music Course (Stage d'Été). In 2002, she obtained a diploma in composition with the highest possible distinction (très bien) for her studies at the Conservatoire National de Région de Strasbourg in the class of Ivan Fedele.

Her compositions have been performed in numerous concerts and festivals of contemporary music: Musica, Strasbourg (1999, 2001, 2003); Warsaw Autumn Festival 2003; Biennale Venezia; De Singel, Anvers; Radio Nazionale Slovena; Festival d'Avignon, Acanthes 2002; Festival Musica Italia '98, Edinburgh; Festival de Caen Aspects des Musiques d'Aujourd'hui; Conservatoire National de Règion de Strasbourg; Institut Culturel Italien de Strasbourg; Traiettorie, Parma; Nuova Consonanza, Rome; Nuovi Spazi Musicali, Rome; Musica d'Oggi, Rome; Progetto Musica, Rome; Nuove Sincronie, Milan; Festival Aujourd'hui Musique, Perpignan; Scrivi e Suona, Cracovie; LmcsL, Milan; Institut für Kulturelle Infrastruktur Sachsen, Dresden; etc.
She works with ensembles such as Court Circuit, Accroche Note and Algoritmo, among others, as well as with the flutist Mario Caroli.

For its 2003 edition, the Festival Musica of Strasbourg (in collaboration with the CNR de Strasbourg and the CNSMD de Lyon) awarded her a commission for a work for baroque period instruments accompanied by danse (choreography by Christine Bayle).

Since 2003, she has been a Composer in Residence at the École National de Musique de Montbéliard, as part of an exchange agreement with the center Tempo Reale of Florence. This has been an opportunity for her to develop a project for interactive music ensemble, and to use electroacoustic equipment and real-time signal processing tools. During this residency, she also wrote a piece for flute and electronics, which was premiered in 2004 by Mario Caroli, as well as a piece for flute and ensemble, premiered at the Festival Nuova Consonanza 2004 in Rome, which will be performed also at the next edition of 'International Gaudeamus Music Week 2005' in Amsterdam.

She is currently writing a work for the ensemble Accroche Note, comissioned by the French Ministry of Culture (Commande d'État), to be premiered during the season 2005-2006.
She teaches Piano and Score Analysis at the Conservatory Umberto Giordano in Foggia.
Her compositions are published by Edizioni Suvini Zerboni, Milan.

Updated to 06/2005