Emanuela Ballio

(Born in 1968 in Magenta, Italy), composer. She took her degree in composition when she was 22 years old at the Conservatory“Giuseppe Verdi”  in Milano Umberto Rotondi. In 1993 she graduated with Franco Donatoni in composition at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. She has been recognized in numerous national and international competitions, including: "Fanny Mendelssohn" (Dortmund 1991), "Guido d‟Arezzo" (Arezzo 1991), "Grand Prix de Composition de Ville d‟Avray" (Parigi 1992), "GEDOK" (Mannheim 1994), "Jewish Concepts of Ecology" (Los Angeles 1994), "International Competition for Composers" (Winterthur 1996). She has written for soloists, chorus and orchestra, and also for unusual instruments such as the "Barberia organ”, and for chamber ensembles such as the accordion quartet and the assembly of recorders. Her compositions have been performed in concerts and festivals of major Italian, European, American and extra-European cities, and they were broadcast by international broadcasters and are published by Curci, Berben, Edipan and Fonè. She teaches  composition at the Conservatory of Music “Luca Marenzio” in Brescia.
Selected works: “Improvviso” for guitar, “Sei episodi” for violin and piano, “Canto” for accordion quartet, “Missa I” for chorus and orchestra, “Rondò” for clarinet, “Tourbillon” for cello and piano, “Enigmi” and “Eclissi” for ensemble.

(Magenta, 1968) a soli 22 anni si diploma in Composizione al Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi di Milano, sotto la guida di Umberto Rotondi. Nel 1993 si diploma con Franco Donatoni al Corso di Composizione dell‟Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia di Roma. Si è affermata in numerosi concorsi nazionali e internazionali, tra i quali: "Fanny Mendelssohn" (Dortmund 1991), "Guido d‟Arezzo" (Arezzo 1991), "Grand Prix de Composition de Ville d‟Avray" (Parigi 1992), "GEDOK" (Mannheim 1994), "Jewish Concepts of Ecology" (Los Angeles 1994), "International Competition for Composers" (Winterthur 1996). Ha scritto per solisti, coro e orchestra, ed anche per inusuali strumenti come l‟organo di Barberia, e per formazioni cameristiche quali il quartetto di fisarmoniche e l‟assieme di flauti dolci. Sue composizioni sono state eseguite in concerti, rassegne e festival delle principali città italiane, europee, americane ed extra europee e sono stati trasmessi da emittenti internazionali e sono editi da Curci, Berben, Edipan e Fonè. E‟ titolare della classe di Composizione al Conservatorio Statale di Musica Luca Marenzio di Brescia.

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