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Giorgio Colombo Taccani


Giorgio Colombo Taccani was born in Milan in 1961. He pursued a classical education, graduating from the University of Milan with a degree in Modern Literature under the guidance of Francesco Degrada. His thesis in Music History was devoted to Bruno Maderna's Hyperion, and won the "Missiroli Prize", awarded in 1993 by the Town of Bergamo, during a congress devoted to the Italian music theatre in the postwar years. At the same time he also studied music, earning a degree in Piano in 1984 and another in Composition in 1989 at the "G. Verdi" Conservatory in Milan, studying first with Pippo Molino and later with Azio Corghi. He subsequently earned a diploma from the two-year advanced program in Composition taught by Franco Donatoni at the Santa Cecilia Academy of Rome, where he won a S.I.A.E. fellowship; he also took advanced courses with Azio Corghi and György Ligeti and in 1995 was chosen to attend a Summer workshop organized by IRCAM and dedicated to electronic music. Colombo Taccani's music has won awards and honorable mentions in competitions of both national and international scope, has been presented in several concert seasons and music Festivals all around the world, has been broadcast by many national radios and is published by Edizioni Suvini Zerboni of Milan. Since 1991 to 2001 he has been working with electronic music at AGON acustica informatica musica - Centro Studi Armando Gentilucci, a Milanese electronic music studio. He has also been active as a musicologist, currently focusing primarily on twentieth-century Italian music. This activity has taken concrete form in contributions to the music magazine "Sonus" and "Auditorium", devoted to the Italian music theatre of the Sixties, and in a chapter entitled "Aria, una proposta di analisi" for the volume "Bruno Maderna - Studi", compiled by Mario Baroni and Rossana Dalmonte and published by Edizioni Suvini Zerboni of Milan. Colombo Taccani has been a collaborator of the advanced course of Composition taught by Azio Corghi at the Accademia "A. Toscanini" in Parma. Since 1992 to 1999 he taught Composition at the Civic School of Music in Milan. Since 2005 he collaborates with the Conducting course (that focuses primarily on contemporary repertoire) taught by Giorgio Bernasconi at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano. Since 1999 he teaches Composition at "G. Verdi" Conservatory in Turin.

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