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Aldo Brizzi,


Alessandria, AL, Italy


Aldo Brizzi is composer and conductor.

Principal Conductor of “Ensemble of Ferienkurse” in Darmstadt (1990-94), Ensemble de Música Contemporânea of Lisbon (1995-96) and Núcleo de Ópera da Bahia, Brazil has also conducted the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Kammermusik Collegium Philharmonishes Berlin, etc. and recorded albums with Bamberger Symphoniker, Filarmonica di Torino, Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa.

He wrote also many symphonic and chamber works performed by Baden-Baden Radiosymfonieorkester, Danish Radio, Arditti String Quartet, etc.

Wrote operas such as “Mambo Mistico” produced by Theatre National de Chaillot – Paris, “Gabriel et Gabriel”, “Alter” and a new orchestration of “Treemonisha” by Scott Joplin.

In 2016 presented “Wieder”, for soprano, electronics, dancers in Italy and Finland.

Main commissions: Hugo-Wolf-Akademie, Stuttgart; French Ministery for Culture; Radio France; Donaueschinger Musiktage; Royaumont Foundation; Gulbenkian Foundation.

Main monographic CD releases: “The Labyrinth Trial” instruments and electroacoustic, 1998; “Brizzi do Brasil” songs interpreted by Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Teresa Salgueiro, etc., 2002; “Vela” for saxophones and 3 ensembles 2016.


Graduated from the University of Bologna (cum laude – professors Umberto Eco, Franco Donatoni, Aldo Clementi). Conducting studies and workshops with Sergiu Celibidache, Pierre Boulez and Leonard Bernstein.


Venezia Opera Prima” - Venice (Teatro La Fenice) 1981, “Stipendienpreis, Darmstadt Ferienkurse für Neue Musik 1984, “European Year of Music 1985” (Festival d’Automne Paris, WDR Cologne, Venice Biennale – jury: Xenakis, Nono, Lachelmann, Eotvos, Messinis), “Franco Evangelisti 1986”- Rome (jury presidente: Ennio Morricone), “Junge Komponisten Forum 1989” – Cologne, Trofeu Caymmi - Brazil 2004 (the cd “Brizzi do Brazil” as best recording of the year), A. Hepburn Foundation - USA (selection of a Brizzi’s song for the UNICEF compilation “All childrens in school”), Les Souffleur – Paris 2005 (the opera-musical “Mambo Mistico” as “best music for theatre 2004-05”), Prix Beaumarchais/SACD, Paris 2013 (for the opera project “Cilégie”), Wilde Lieder Marx.Music, Birmingham-Trier 2018.

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