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Nicola Strafellini

Born in Riva del Garda in 1965, he studied piano with Temenouchka Vesselinova and composition with Armando Franceschini. He graduated in Choral music and choir conducting (at the conservatory of Bologna, 1985), Piano (Riva del Garda, 1986), Band instrumentation and Composition (Trento, 1989 and 1990).

In 1993 he took the specialization diploma in Composition at Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. His teachers were Franco Donatoni at Siena’s Accademia Chigiana, and at Brescia’s Fondazione Romanini and Sandor Veress.

He won the 1985’s Rassegna internazionale di composizione pianistica  in Rome and the first international composition prize "Musica Riva" in 1986.

He was finalist at Ad referendum, the prize of the Societé de musique contemporaine du Quebéc in Montréal in april 1996 with Nessi.

He won the 1998’s Premio Valentino Bucchi in Rome with Ilinx.

His music was performed in several italian and foreign cities and spreaded by radio and television. The quintet Un canto perduto is recorded on the CD “Musica contemporanea in Trentino”; the trio Arabesco is recorded on a CD by Nautilus ensemble; the cantata Dies natalis is recorded on a CD by Accademia I Filarmonici e Quadrivium. In 2004 was performedhis opera La leggenda dei rododendri.

He cooperated with some italian writers like Edoardo Sanguineti (Vociferazioni, Alfabeto apocalittico), Erri De Luca (Febbri di febbraio), Wu Ming 2 (La ballata del Corazza), Michele Ruele (La java delle bombe atomiche: le vite parallele di Boris Vian) and Michele Mari (Bruttagosto).

Since 1991 he taught at the Conservatories of Riva del Garda, Castelfranco Veneto, Verona; now he’s teaching composition at the Conservatory of Trento.

Nicola Straffelini
Viale dei Tigli, 40/B
38066 Riva del Garda (TN)
ITALIA
tel. +39 (0) 464 552921
fax +39 (0) 464 556801
e-mail nicolastraffelini@gmail.com