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‘ Silvia Colasanti’s thrilling music arrives directly to the audience. And moves us, musicians, in the first place, while we are interpreting it’ Salvatore Accardo
Born in Rome, she studies at the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia and at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.
Her works are now played in the most important concert halls around the world.
The collaboration with great music interpreters of our time – such as Vladimir Jurowski, Yuri Bashmet, Salvatore Accardo, David Geringas, Nathalie Dessay, Massimo Quarta, Enrico Bronzi – has a great importance in the building of her poetic, between “earthly” passion for sound, lyrism and great variety of registers.
She has written for the music theatre Orfeo. Flebile queritur lyra, staged by Maddalena Crippa, L’angelo del Liponard. Un delirio amoroso, by Sandro Lombardi, Faust. Tragedia soggettiva in musica on a text by F. Pessoa, commissioned and staged by the Accademia Chigiana, starring Ferdinando Bruni and directed by Francesco Frongia. La Metamorfosi, based on Franz Kafka’s novel and directed by Pier Luigi Pier’Alli, her first opera, was commissioned in 2012 by Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Her collaboration with Mariangela Gualtieri was inaugurated in Dal paese dei rami, a musical rite for voce and ensemble (RAI Orchestra).
She has debuted at Festival dei 2Mondi di Spoleto in 2016, with Tre Risvegli, on texts by Patrizia Cavalli, direction by Mario Martone, starring Alba Rohrwacher. Her latest work, Le imperdonabili, inspired by the story of Etty Hillesum on texts by Guido Barbieri, directed by Alessio Pizzech, has debuted in 2017.
In 2013 she wins the European Composer Award in Berlin Konzerthaus, and she is appointed “Cavaliere della Repubblica” by Italian President Giorgio Napolitano. In 2017, she is appointed “Ufficiale della Repubblica” by Italian President Sergio Mattarella.
Her works are published by Ricordi.