Born 1975 in Venice/Italy.
Mauro Lanza studied piano and composition at the Conservatori B. Marcello and musicology at the Università Ca’ Foscari in Venedig. 1998/99 he was chosen for the annual course in composition and computer music at the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM), where he has also been working as a teacher since 1999. From 2004–2005 he was invited to teach composition at the McGill University in Montreal and also taught computer-assisted composition at the Conservatorio di Cuneo in Italy.
Mauro Lanza was present at numerous festivals as Présence, the Venice Biennale, Musica in Strasbourg/France, Gaudeamus Music Week in Amsterdam/Netherlands and the Tage für Neue Musik in Zurich/Switzerland. Among the interpreters he has worked with the ensembles Court-circuit, Alternance and United Berlin, the Jeune Chœur de Paris, the choir Accentus; the ensemble of the MusikFabrik, the Neue Vocalsolisten and Donatienne Michel-Dansac, Francesco Filidei, Vincent David and many others.
Within the festivals IRCAM and Archipel de Genève two monographic concerts were dedicated to Mauro Lanza in 2002 and 2004. Since 2004 his work has been published by BMG Ricordi.
In 2005–2006 he was awarded a fellowship at Le Fresnoy in France together with the video artist Paolo Pacchini. Other fellowships were Civitella Ranieri Foundation (2006) and the Académie de France à Rome (2007/2008).