Caterina Calderoni

(born 19th July 1963 in Ravenna, Italy, resident in Milan) composer. She first studied piano with Daniel Rivera and composition with Bruno Bettinelli, then she continued her studies with Franco Donatoni and attending composition and musical informatics courses at the IRCAM in Paris (1995) and at the AGON in Milan (2002). She has composed film music and soundtracks for RAI productions. From 1988 to 1999 she worked in the redazione musicale of Casa Ricordi, Milan, in the Critical Editions and Contemporary Music section. She teaches at the "Giuseppe Nicolini" Conservatory in Piacenza (Italy)
Selected works: Loneliness, Mzs, cl, vlc, pf, 1990; Echoing, tr, pf, 1991; Here and somewhere, cl, vla, pf, 1991; Dimension, cl, 1992; Canvas, fl, vl, vlc, pf, 1993; Hafra, rec, perc, 1996; Scaglie, 2fl, 2000; Weeds, ensemble, 2002; Douze! fo wind quartet and pf, 2003; I cieli di Galla, string ochestra, 2004.
Awards: 1st prize in the first edition of the Film Music Composition Competition organized by Ennio Morricone at the "Accademia Chigiana" in Siena; finalist in the Composition Competition ALEA III in Boston.
Publishers: Ricordi, Bèrben and Rugginenti.

Cecilia Chailly

 (born in Milan, Italy) harpist and composer. At nineteen she was the first harp at the Scala Theatre in Milan (Italy) and began an intense concert activity, working with the "Neoromantici" group, with important chamber ensembles and with John Cage. She is the pioneer of the electric harp and has worked with Mina, Ludovico Einaudi, Fabrizio De André, Andrea Bocelli, Giorgio Conte, Lucio Dalla, Planet Funk ed Hector Zazou. In 1998 she wrote the novel "Era dell'amore" (published by Bompiani) which won the Procida Elsa Morante Opera prima award in 1999. Some of her songs have become the soundtrack of the movies "Non ho sonno" by Dario Argento and "Mai più come prima" by Giacomo Campiotti. In 2003 she was invited to the Montreux Jazz Festival, performed in Vatican for the Pope and in 2004 she performed at the Palafenice for the Carnival of Venice. Some of her songs become the soundtrack for the children's show "Felictà do una stella" at the "Festival Internazionale dell'Infanzia" in Mantova (Italy) in 2007.
Recordings: Anima, 1997, with which she won the De Sica Award '97; AMA, 2002, Sony Columbia, for which she was producer, author of the music, text, arrangements and orchestrations; Alone, 2007, EMI Classics.

Chiara Alessandra Civello

(Roma 15 giugno 1975), cantante, pianista, compositrice jazz. Ha studiato musica e canto alla Saint Louis College of Music a Roma ed a diciassette anni ha debuttato come vocalist con il “Mario Raja Big Bang” lavorando in seguito con Roberto Gatto nel complesso “Noisemakers”. Nel 1994 si è trasferita a Boston dopo aver vinto una borsa di studio al Berklee College of Music nell'ambito del Festival "Umbria Jazz" e si è diplomata in “professional music” nel 1998. Nel 1999 ha ottenuto la nomination al Boston Music Awards e le è stato assegnato il premio Boston Jazz Society seguito dal Cleo Lane Award. Nel 1999 si è trasferita a New York dove ha incontrato il produttore Russ Titelman (dietro il successo di artisti come Randy Newman, Eric Clapton e Milton Nascimento) e ha firmato un contratto con il Verve Music Group. Compone e canta in inglese, italiano, portoghese e spagnolo ed è la prima cantante italiana ad aver firmato un contratto con una grande casa discografica americana. Tramite il suo editore ha conosciuto Burt Bacharach con il quale ha scritto la canzone “Trouble” incluso nel suo primo album “Last Quarter Moon” che ha vinto molti premi al suo arrivo nel 2005. Altri brani nello stesso CD: “Here is everything “, “I Won't Run Away”, “The Wrong Goodbye”, “Parole Incerte”, “Nature Song” e “In Questi Giorni”. Nel 2007 ha presentato il nuovo album “The space Between” con: “Night”, “If You Ever Think Of Me”, “Un Passo Dopo L'Altro”, “My Broken Heart”, “Mr Tru Love”, “Without Him (Her)”, “Isola”, “Seagulls”, “Don't Ask Me Why”, “L Train”, “Skylark “, “Born To Sail Away” e “Your Home”.