Lucia Ronchetti

Field of Practice:

Music / Sound

City, Country:

Rome, Italy


2009, 2010, 2011

Born 1963 in Rome.

Lucia Ronchetti is a composer for musical theater, theatrical concerts, orchestra, chamber music and radio plays. From 1981-1985 she studied at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, Florence and had composition seminars with Sylvano Bussotti. In 1987 she received her diploma in computer music and in composition from the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome, and a degree in humanities from the University of Rome. In 1988/1989 she took the Corsi Internazionali di Città di Castello in Perugia and attended composition seminars with Salvatore Sciarrino.

In 1991 she received a Diplôme d’Études Approfondies (D.E.A.) from the University of Paris I, Sorbonne. From 1993-1996 she attended composition seminars with Gérard Grisey in Paris and took part in the annual computer music courses at the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM) in Paris in 1996/1997. In 2000 she received her PhD in musicology from the École Pratique des Hautes Études en Sorbonne, Paris.

Recent works (selection): » Le voyage d’Urien« (theatrical concert, 2008); »Albertine« (theatrical concert, 2007); »Der Sonne entgegen« (music theater, 2006); »Last Desire. A Tragedy in One Act« (music theater, 2003/2004); »Arborescence« (Orchestra della Rai di Torino, 2004); »Coins and crosses« (chamber music, 2007); »Il Castello di Atlante« (Radio Play, Deutschland Radio, 2007); »Studio in forma di rosa« (Radio Play, 2006).

Among others, she had commissions for the Commande d’État, Paris; MaerzMusik, Berlin; Neue Vocalsolisten, Stuttgart (all in 2007); the Kunststiftung NRW; Musik der Jahrhunderte, Stuttgart; Deutschland Radio, Berlin (all in 2006); the Ensemble Recherche, Freiburg; Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich (both in 2005); the Orchestra Rai in Torino (2004), Staatsoper Stuttgart (2003), and Radio France, Paris (2002).

Lucia Ronchetti has received numerous grants. In 2006 she was a composer in residence at Yaddo artists’ community, New York; in 2005/2006 a composer in residence at the Berlin Künstlerprogramm by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD); in 2005 she was a visiting scholar (Fulbright fellow) at the Columbia University Music Department, New York; in 2003/2004 a composer-in-residence at the Staatsoper Stuttgart and at the MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH (USA). In 2000/2001 she was a Solitude fellow.