DossenaBorn: 1979
Country of origin: Italy

Pietro Dossena (born 1979) is a composer, musicologist and pianist. He studied the piano with Biancamaria Piantelli and graduated at the Conservatory of Parma, then furthered his studies with Maria Madini Moretti and the jazz pianist Mario Piacentini. He studied composition with Sonia Bo at the Milan Conservatory, graduating with the highest distinction. He also took advanced courses with Salvatore Sciarrino at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena and with Joel Feigin and Clarence Barlow at the University of California. Meanwhile he attended university and graduated in Letters summa cum laude at the Milan University, before completing a PhD in Musicology at the University of Padua. He spent periods of time studying and doing research in Paris (Sorbonne Nouvelle, Bibliothèque Nationale), in the USA (University of California – S. Barbara) and in Granada (M. de Falla Archive). He has won prizes in various international composition competitions including the ACO Composition Competition Going for a Song 2011, the Carl von Ossietzky International Contest 2011, the International Prize V. Bucchi 2009, the Corwin Awards for Excellence in Music Composition 2009 and the International Composition Competition E. Carella 2006. As a pianist he was awarded first and second prizes in national competitions such as Il pianoforte d’oro in Belveglio, Città di Sesto S. Giovanni, Carlo Vidusso in Milan and Città di Gorgonzola. An eclectic artist, Pietro Dossena is the author of compositions and audio-visual works that have been presented at many concerts and festivals, in Europe and America. Barcelona (Festival Mixtur), Granada (M. de Falla Auditorium, Real Conservatorio Superior, Festival MAHS, Fundación Euroárabe), Milano (Teatro Dal Verme, Rassegna Suono/Immagine, Conservatorio di Musica), Oldenburg (Carl von Ossietzky Universität), Reggio Emilia (Compositori a confronto), S. Barbara (Primavera Festival, University of California), Siena (Accademia Chigiana). His music has been played by ensembles, soloists and conductors such as Quartetto Prometeo, Divertimento Ensemble, Farben Ensemble, Luis Bacalov, Marco Fusi, Maurizio Ben Omar, Mauro Bonifacio. Affiliated to the SACEM, he has published with Bèrben, Ars Publica and M.A.P. Editions.
A lover of cinema, he made the soundtracks for numerous short movies, advertisements and documentaries by emerging directors such as Marco Businaro, Carla Simón Pipó, Flavio Eusebio, Daniele Grosso and Simone Bianchi. He also recorded part of the soundtrack for Marco Pozzi’s feature film “Maledimiele”, which received an award at the Venice Film Festival in 2010. As a musicologist he specializes in the study of the creative process of composers (in particular Erik Satie) and in 20th century music. He published a paper in the Journal of the Royal Musical Association, and gave conferences in Italy (Auditorium of Milan, Universities of Bologna and Padua) and in the USA (Annual Congress of the American Musicological Society, University of California). He collaborated with the Festival Terra sem Sombra in Portugal and the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid, preparing critical editions of scores and librettos. His essay on Satie’s last works was published by Ashgate in 2013. His interest in the diverse artistic and cultural expressions led him to take part as a pianist in projects such as the presentation of the facsimile edition of “El Retablo de Maese Pedro” in the M. de Falla Auditorium in Granada, a homage to Erik Satie in collaboration with the actor Carlo Rivolta and the complete performance of the vocal chamber music by Manuel Castillo with María del Mar Donaire.

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Title: Je fais souvent ce reve, for string quartet
Cat.No.: MA 0010251
Page: 12
Price: 12.90 Euro
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