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Faculty of Music

Francesca Verunelli


Francesca Verunelli studied composition and piano at the Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini in Florence where she earned both diplomas summa cum laude.

She went on to attend IRCAM’s cursus 1 & 2 in Composition and Computer Music specializing in electronic music.

In 2010 she was awarded the Silver Lion of Venice Biennale.

She received commissions from important musical institutions and ensembles such as IRCAM, NeueVocalsolisten Stuttgart, La Biennale di Venezia, Orchestre Philarmonique de Radio France, Milano Musica, Accentus Chamber Choir, Lucerne Symphonic Orchestra, Court-Circuit ensemble, quatuor Diotima, Ictus ensemble, Klangforum Wien, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, GMEM de Marseille, CIRM de Nice, the French State, the FACE Foundation, International Contemporary Ensemble, Donaueschinger MusikTage, Philharmonie de Paris, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik .

Her music is performed in many prestigious festivals in Europe and in the US.

She has been composer in residence at Casa de Velasquez (Madrid) and at Villa Medici (Académie de France à Rome).

Her work focuses on how the evolution and/or the permanence of the instrumental acoustic world affects the development of music composition’s deep structures (form and formal strategies, harmony, time-writing approches).

Her work focuses on how music composition’s deep structures and formal time-writing invention can evolve in relation to the enlarged sound resources produced by the interrelated evolution of the herited classical acoustic instrumental world, the surrounding sonic world that wraps our everyday life, and the virtual and electronic sounds.

Tuesday, 15 February, 2022 - 14:00 to 16:00
Event location: 
Recital Room, Faculty of Music