Stefano Gervasoni

Stefano Gervasoni, composer (Paris, France), was born in Bergamo, Italy in 1962. After attending the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan, Stefano studied with György Ligeti in Hungary in 1990, and then, in 1992, he attended the IRCAM Course in Composition and in Computer Music in Paris. Those years in France launched an international career that eventually led Stefano to be artist-in-residence at Villa Medici in Rome. He has received commissions from prestigious institutions such the WDR, the SWR, the Orchestra Nazionale della RAI, the Festival d’Automne in Paris, Radio France, IRCAM, the Casa da Musica in Porto, the Festival Archipel in Geneva, the Divertimento Ensemble in Milan, and the Ensemble Intercontemporain. His catalogue, which includes chamber and vocal music, concertos, works for orchestra, and an opera (Limbus-Limbo) commissioned for the 50th anniversary of the Percussions de Strasbourg (2012), was first published by Ricordi and then by Suvini Zerboni. Recordings include Antiterra (Aeon), and a recording in the series Musique Française d’Aujourd’hui (Harmonia Mundi), as well as recordings for Stradivarious and Winter & Winter. Stefano has been a grant-holder at the Fondation des Treilles in Paris and at the DAAD in Berlin, and composer-in-residence at the Domaine de Kerguéhennec. He has also been invited to teach at Darmstadt Ferienkurse, Toho University in Tokyo, Festival International di Campos do Jordão in Brazil, Shanghai Conservatory, Columbia University, and  Harvard University. He has been composer-in-residence at Lausanne Conservatoire and visiting professor at ESMUC in Barcelona. Since 2006, Stefano has held a regular teaching post as professor of composition at Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris.