Elvio Cipollone was born in Verona in 1971. From 1990 to 1995 he studied composition in Paolo Perezzani’s class at the Conservatory of Mantova. His musical language evolved during his studies with Salvatore Sciarrino and Philippe Leroux. He was a finalist of the international composer’s competition “Gaudeamus Music Week” (Amsterdam) in 1997 for his piano solo piece Nitide imprecisioni, and he was selected for the composition session of “Voix Nouvelles” (Royaumont Abbey), in September 2000. In 2002 he is a finalist of the composition competition “Auros” in Boston and of the composition competition held by the Orchestre de Flûtes Français. In June 2003, he attends the Composition and Computer Music Course at IRCAM. In 2004 he is selected for the “Domaine Forget” in Montréal, where he obtains the commission for Trigaróle, for chamber orchestra, performed by the NEM in September 2005. Chosen for the “3e Forum de la Jeune Création Musicale”, organized by the French section of the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) in December 2004, he attends IRCAM’s Cursus in 2005/06. His works have been perfomed in Italy, Spain, France (IRCAM; CNSM de Paris), Germany (Darmstadt Ferienkurse), Netherlands (Gaudeamus; IJsbreker) and Canada (University of Montreal; Domaine Forget) by internationally known interpreters such as Mario Caroli, Christophe Desjardins, Alain Billard et Pascal Bonnet, and ensembles such as Cairn, l’Instant Donné et le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne. His piano works have been broadcasted by the Dutch radio Radio 4. E.C. has always combined musical and academic studies. He holds a Diploma and a Diplôme de Spécialisation in Clarinet (Mantova 1992 et Strasbourg 1996), a Diploma in Harmony and Counterpoint (Mantova 1995), a Diplôme de Spécialisation in Chamber Music (Strasbourg 1998) and a Conservatory Degree in Composition (Blanc-Mesnil 2004). He also holds a M.A. and a M.Phil. in Music (Strasbourg 1999, 2001), a M.Phil. in Philosophy (Bologna 2006) and a Doctorate in Music (Strasbourg 2009). From 1995 to 2010 he has been teaching Chamber Music, Computer music, Composition and Music Analysis at the University of Strasbourg. Starting November 2006, he also teaches at IRCAM's Pedagogy Departement.