composer / conductor / researcher

Composer, conductor, researcher, Valerio Sannicandro was born in Italy.
He studied in Italy, Germany and France (Emmanuel Nunes) and finished a PhD in Musicology in Berlin.
Deep immersed into the idea of space, Sannicandro’s music output ranges from solo to large orchestral works, including voices, musical theatre with an extensive use of live-electronics.
Latest projects include “Finesterrae” (2016, for voices, viola and live-electronics), “Ius Lucis” (2006/2007, for two ensembles in two music halls – commissioned by Centre Pompidou-Paris), among others.
Affiliated Fellow at the American Academy in Rome (2013), Artist-in-Residence at Villa Kujoyama (Kyoto, 2010), Valerio Sannicandro has received several prizes (Claudio-Abbado-Kompositionspreis from Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker, Musica Viva Munich in 2002 and 2010, Kranichsteiner Musikpreis in 2000 at Ferienkurse Darmstadt) and several commissions (Biennale Venezia, Donauschinger Musiktage, among others).