Luca Vanneschi

Residence: Italy

Luca Vanneschi (b. Montepulciano) received a diploma in flute at the “Morlacchi” Conservatory of Music in Perugia, where he studied under Roberto Fabbriciani. He then studied composition with Detlev Glanert, Carlo Alberto Neri, David Graham, and Dinu Ghezzo. He has written many works for orchestra, chamber groups and soloists, as well as music for theatre scenes, sound tracks, and musical commentaries for TV and radio programs. His music had been performed in Italy, Austria, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Luxemburg, Moldova, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, New Zealand, Argentina, Canada and the United States of America, and broadcast by RAI (Italy), BBC (Great Britain) and ZDF (Germany). His recordings are featured on such labels as Agenda, Athena Records, LGNM Editions and Pentaphon.
Mr. Vanneschi has been composing the music for the plays put on by the “Compagnia del Teatro Povero di Monticchiello” since 1991.

Mr. Vanneschi has received numerous international awards for his compositions, including 3rd Prize, Union Grand-Duc Adolphe (Luxemburg, 1995); 3rd Prize, Città di Barletta (Bari, 1996); 1st Prize, G. F. Ghedini (La Spezia, 1996); 1st Prize, IBLA Foundation (New York, 1997); 3rd Prize, Città di Pescara (Pescara, 1997); 5th Prize, Britten-on-the Bay (New York, 1998); 3rd Prize, Città di Barletta (Bari, 1999); 1st Prize, Wiener Sommer-Seminars für neue Musik (Vienna, 1999); 3rd Prize, A.Gi.Mus. Varenna (Lecco, 1999); 2nd Prize, Rosolino Toscano (Pescara, 1999); 2nd Prize, Paolo Barsacchi (Viareggio, 2000); 3rd Prize, Ottavio Caiazzo (Napoli, 2000); 3rd Prize, 2001 Percussive Arts Society (Lawton-USA, 2001); 3rd Prize, Ottavio Caiazzo (Napoli, 2001); 2nd Prize, Rosolino Toscano (Pescara, 2001); 1st Prize, Brass in Association-Leeds University (Great Britain, 2002); 1st Prize, 2002 IMRO/Mostly Modern (Dublin, 2002); 1st Prize Ars Poetica (Chisinau-Moldova, 2002); 1st Prize, Poesie in musica (Cesenatico, 2003) and numerous other nominations by jury in national and international competitions.

Hans Werner Henze said about his music: “… it is an intelligent, non conformist, elegant and full of grace music.”

Mr. Vanneschi was elected Fellow of the North American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 2002.

Date: November 17, 2003