Invited composer 2019
Born in 1987, Maurizio Azzan studied composition at Conservatory of Milan (with A. Solbiati), at CNSM of Paris (with F. Durieux, Y. Maresz, L. Naon), at IRCAM and with Salvatore Sciarrino. He has received a bachelor and a master in Philology and Ancient Literature from the University of Turin.
His interest in visual and performing arts, as well as in ancient and contemporary literature, has deeply influenced his concept of music as a dynamic space-time network, in which instability is the pivoting existential condition.
His music has been performed in festivals and venues such as Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, MITO SettembreMusica, Milano Musica, ManiFeste, Impuls Graz, Mozarteum Salzburg, Darmstädter Ferienkurse, Time of Music Vitasaari, Budapest Music Center, Dampfzentrale Bern, Gare du Nord Basel, Biennial Festival of the European Recorder Players Society, Open Recorder Days Amsterdam, Teatro La Fenice of Venice, among others. Ensembles and soloists who have performed his works include Ensemble Intercontemporain, Divertimento Ensemble, Nieuw Ensemble, Mdi Ensemble, Schallfeld Ensemble, Proton Bern, Ensemble Fractales, Ex Novo, IEMA, L’arsenale, Sentieri Selvaggi, Anna D'Errico, Antonio Politano, Ruben Mattia Santorsa, Ghenadie Rotari, Susanne Fröhlich, Marie Ythier, Cameron Crozman, Andrea Monarda, Lorenzo Derinni and Davide Gagliardi.
Winner of the National Prize of Arts from the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, in 2017-18 Maurizio Azzan has been artist in residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts de Paris and will be composer in residence in the framework of the residence-program offered by the Austrian Federal Chancellery in cooperation with KulturKontakt Austria in 2019.
His works are published by Edizioni Suvini Zerboni-Sugarmusic S.p.A., Milan.