Elisabetta Brusa

(born 1954, in Milan, Italy) composer. She studied Composition with Bruno Bettinelli and Azio Corghi at the Conservatory in Milan, gaining diploma in 1980. From 1976 to 1981 she studied Composition at the "Dartington Summer School of Music" (UK) with Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and from 1978 to 1985 with Hans Keller. In 1983 she attended Composition Courses at the Tanglewood Music Center (USA) with the Fellowships Fromm & Fulbright Foundations. From 1988 to 1990 she won artistic residencies from the "MacDowell Colony" Foundation. She took part in numerous commissions, performances & broadcasts in Europe, USA, Russia, Canada, Australia, Ukraine, Hong Kong & Korea with orchestras such as: BBC Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, CBC Vancouver Orchestra, Gera-Altenburg Philharmonisches, Aachener Kammer Orchester, Boris Brott Festival Orchestra, Virtuosi of Toronto, Radio and TV Symphony Orchestra of Tirana, London Chamber Symphony, New England Philharmonic of Boston, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, Alea III Ensemble of Boston, and many other chamber orchestras, ensembles and soloists. She recorded with National and International Radio and TV such as RAI, Radio Vaticana, BBC Radio 3, Radio CBC, Radio SR and many others. She teaches Composition and Orchestration at the Conservatory in Milan since 1985.
Selected works: Il fiume di sera, ,Mzs, orch. d'archi, 1978-1979; L'ultima Cena, coro, orch.; Favole, orch. da camera, 1982-1983; Sinfonia Nittemero, orch. da camera, 1985-1988, premiere in London, BBC Broadcasting House, 1990; Suite Concertante, orch., 1986; Ostinato, fl, cl, vlc, pf, 1978; Miniature, fl, chit, 1984, premiere Naples, Circolo Artistico Politecnico, 1986; Fantasia Rapsodica, pf, 1982.
Recordings: 2 CDs with 11 compositions for orchestra with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, 2002, Naxos.
Awards: 1st prize "Washington International Competition for Composition for String Quartet", 1982.