Ronchetti, Lucia (Composition)

1963 born in Rome/Italy, Lucia Ronchetti studied Composition and Computer Music at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia and Philosophy at the University of Rome. In Paris, she took composition seminars with Gérard Grisey, participated in the annual computer music courses at IRCAM (1997) and obtained her PhD in musicology at the École Pratique des Hautes Études en Sorbonne, under the direction of François Lesure (1999).
In 2005 she was Visiting Scholar (Fulbright fellow) at the Columbia University Music Department in New York, at the invitation of Tristan Murail.
Other important working experiences include those with Sylvano Bussotti (Scuola di musica di Fiesole, 1981-1984), Salvatore Sciarrino (Corsi internazionali di Città di Castello, 1989-1991), Hans Werner Henze (Marino, 1993-1996), Folkmar Hein (Elektronisches Studio der TU Berlin, 2006-2009), André Richard (Experimentalstudio des SWR, Freiburg, 2003-2005).
Lucia Ronchetti has frequently been composer in residence: Villa Concordia, Bamberg; Studio für elektroakustische Musik, Akademie der Künste, Berlin; Schlossmediale Werdenberg, Zürich; Yaddo, New York; Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD, Berlin; Fulbright scholar program, New York; Staatsoper of Stuttgart; Experimentalstudio des SWR, Freiburg; MacDowell Colony, Boston; Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart; Cité internationale des arts, Paris; Fondation Nadia Boulanger, Paris; Fondation des Treilles, Paris.


Her music theatre projects were produced by the Nationaltheater Mannheim (Esame di mezzanotte, 2015, Lacus timoris, 2015, Neumond, 2011); Semperoper Dresden (Mise en Abyme, 2015, Sub-Plot, 2013, Contrascena, 2012); Deutschlandradio Kultur (Fiore di campo, 2015, Sebenza e-mine, 2010, Il Castello di Atlante, 2007); Romaeuropa festival, Roma (Anatra al sal, 2014); Staatsoper Unter der Linden, Berlin (Lezioni di tenebra, 2014, Last desire, 2011); Theater Rigiblick, Zürich (Forward and downward, turning neither to the left nor to the right, 2014); Festival d’Automne à Paris (Le Palais du silence, 2013, Helicopters and Butterflies, 2012); Teatro San Carlo, Napoli (Florilegium, 2013); MaerzMusik, Berlin (Albertine, 2009, Der Sonne entgegen, 2007); Rai Nuova Musica, Torino (Sei Personaggi in cerca di autore, 2011); Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich (Narrenschiffe, 2010); Konzerthaus, Berlin (Lezioni di tenebra, 2010); Musik der Jahrhunderte, Stuttgart (Hamlet's Mill, 2007, Hombre de mucha gravedad, 2002); Musiktheater im Revier, Gelsenkirchen (Der Sonne entgegen, 2007); Festival Ultraschall, Berlin (Xylocopa violacea, 2007, Pinocchio, una storia parallela, 2005); Staatsoper Stuttgart (Last desire, 2004); Teatro La Fenice, Venezia (L'ape apatica, 2002).


In 2016 will be premiered the chamber opera Les aventures de Pinocchio at the Nouvelle Philarmonie in Paris performed by the Ensemble Intercontemporain and Inedia prodigiosa, choral opera commissioned by the Teatro Massimo in Palermo.
Ermanno Cavazzoni, Ivan Vladislavic, Eugene Ostashevsky, Katja Petrowskaja, Iso Camartin and Toti Scialoja have written original librettos and texts for her Opera and Action concert pieces.
Stradivarius published the CDs Portrait in 2009 (Neue Vocalsolisten, Rundfunk- Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Roland Kluttig) and Xylocopa violacea in 2011 (Barbara Maurer, Reinhold Braig, Experimentalstudio Freiburg). Lezioni di tenebra (Katia Guedes, Daniel Gloger, Vocal Consort Berlin, PMCE) was published in 2011 by Parco della Musica Records.
The CD Drammaturgie (featuring Neue Vocalsolisten and Arditti Quartet) was published by Kairos (2012). Nero published the catalogue of her music theatre projects in 2012 with contributions by Helga de la Motte, Hugues Dufourt, and Rainer Pöllmann.


In 2016, Lucia Ronchetti is for the first time composition tutor at the Darmstadt Summer Course.

Lucia Ronchetti, Photo: Stefano Corso
Website Lucia Ronchetti

1963 born in Rome/Italy, Lucia Ronchetti studied Composition and Computer Music at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia and Philosophy at the University of Rome. In Paris, she took composition seminars with Gérard Grisey, participated in the annual computer music courses at IRCAM (1997) and obtained her PhD in musicology at the École Pratique des Hautes Études en Sorbonne, under the direction of François Lesure (1999).
In 2005 she was Visiting Scholar (Fulbright fellow) at the Columbia University Music Department in New York, at the invitation of Tristan Murail.
Other important working experiences include those with Sylvano Bussotti (Scuola di musica di Fiesole, 1981-1984), Salvatore Sciarrino (Corsi internazionali di Città di Castello, 1989-1991), Hans Werner Henze (Marino, 1993-1996), Folkmar Hein (Elektronisches Studio der TU Berlin, 2006-2009), André Richard (Experimentalstudio des SWR, Freiburg, 2003-2005).
Lucia Ronchetti has frequently been composer in residence: Villa Concordia, Bamberg; Studio für elektroakustische Musik, Akademie der Künste, Berlin; Schlossmediale Werdenberg, Zürich; Yaddo, New York; Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD, Berlin; Fulbright scholar program, New York; Staatsoper of Stuttgart; Experimentalstudio des SWR, Freiburg; MacDowell Colony, Boston; Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart; Cité internationale des arts, Paris; Fondation Nadia Boulanger, Paris; Fondation des Treilles, Paris.

Lucia Ronchetti, Photo: Stefano Corso
Website Lucia Ronchetti