Caterina De Carlo

(born 16th June 1962 in Rome) pianist, composer and teacher. In addition to her musical studies, she has had a liberal arts education by cultivating poetry, theater and anthropology. She gained a diploma in composition at the "S. P. a Maiella" Conservatory in Naples in 1987 and a diploma in piano at the "Santa Cecilia" Conservatory in Rome in 1985. She has also studied orchestral conducting and attended advanced courses and master classes in piano and composition. As a student of Salvatore Sciarrino, she studied formally, whereas her own language is minimal. More recently she has studied Giacinto Scelsi's music. She has taught composition at the Conservatory in Cesena (Italy) and has participated in the music CD by Italian women composers, produced by the association "SuonoDonne" with her work Les Océans, for alto and C flutes and piano. About this work, she has declared: "for a long time I wanted to write a piece of the sea, deep sea, the oceans. The deep waters, dark abyss, storms, fire beneath the crust. For some time I have tried to work on the sounds that really feel, the sounds I want to hear". In recent years she has been withdrawn from teaching and composing.
Selected works: Due liriche, V, pf, 1984; Interludio, for symphony orchestra, 1987; Kan-Ji, pf, 1990; Sonata prima, pf-qt, 1993; Albe e luci; sospese, cl, pf, 1993; En blanc et noir, S, cl, pf, 1993; Les Parques, V-recit, fl, cl, chit, pf, vl, vlc, perc, 1994; Pisces, cl, fag, vl, vla, vlc, 1995; Cinque liriche brevi, V, pf, 1996; Dedalo, V-recit, 2 tr, trb, perc, cb.
Awards: "Calpurnia" Composition Prize, XIX Chamber Music Festival in Città di Castello (Italy) in 1986.