Bio and Catalogue

BIOGRAPHY

After obtaining a degree in Cello, Elvira graduated in 2011 with a degree in Composition, Magna Cum Laude. Immediately thereafter, she attended a master class with composer Ivan Fedele, as well as courses with other composers, including Klaus Huber, Younghi Pagh-Paan, Andrea Portera, Nadir Vassena and Alessio Elia. She collaborated with orchestras and ensembles such as: Danubia OrchestraMÁV Symphony Orchestra of Budapest, The Polish Baltic Frédéric Chopin Philharmonic, Orchestra of Teatro Comunale of Bologna, Symphony Orchestra of the city of Thessaloniki, Sanremo Symphony OrchestraArtes National Orchestra, Dédalo Ensemble, Boston New Music Initiatives, Vox Novus, La Primavera ensemble, Ascanio String Quartet. In 2014, Elvira was the only Italian selected for the Atelier Para Jovens Compositores promoted by Orquestra Clàssica do Sul in Portugal; in the same year, she was also finalist in the 2nd IFCM International Composition Competition promoted by International Federation for Choral Music. In 2011 she won Second Prize at Assisi Suono Sacro Composition Competition and in 2008 she was Finalist in 2nd Composition Competition organized by ISME (International Society for Music Education) of Belgium. More recently, in 2018, she was chosen as one of the winners of Old Bridge Composition Competition promoted by the Italian Brass Week. Her compositions and arrangements were performed in seasons and festivals such as, including Ravenna Festival (Italy), Composers’ Voice Concert Series (New York), Jewish Art Days Festival (Budapest), Serate Musicali (Italy), Barattelli Concert Society (Italy), Megaron Theatre in Thessaloniki, Festa dell’Opera (Italy), Sulle Ali Del Novecento (Italy). Among the conductors who conducted her music, we note in particular the Hungarian Tamás Vásáry.

 

CATALOGUE

For orchestra:

  • ALIAS: Narcissus (viola d’amore, clarinet and strings)
  • Nomen (harp and strings)
  • Nomen (chamber orchestra)
  • Nomen (string orchestra)
  • Impegno (accordion symphony orchestra – Commissioned by «2 Agosto» International Composition Competition, celebrating 70th anniversary of Resistance)
  • Roji – garden of emptiness (chamber orchestra)
  • Calma di tremiti (string orchestra)

 

From 2 to 8 performers:

  • Giocando all’ombra della nuvola (flute, clarinet, harp, piano, 2 violins, viola and cello)
  • Listening to scent of violet Lan (flut, clarinet, violin, 2 cellos and synth)
  • Spaces of absence: almost forget (fluto, clarinet, piano, violin, cello)
  • Lacrime calde (voice, violin, tenor mandola and trombone)
  • La tête (female voice, violin, cello and percussions)
  • Haiku Quartet (string quartet)
  • …chacun dans la voie… (2 flutes and piano)
  • Echi d’altrove (guitar, flute and clarinet)
  • Punto IV (clarinet, violin and piano)
  • Rimbalzi di vuoto (G flute, cello and piano)
  • Punto acerbo (flute, cello and piano)
  • Spaces of absence: outside (violin and cello)
  • ALIAS: Vivamus… (viola d’amore and voice)

 

Solo works:

  • ALIAS: Narcissus (viola d’amore)
  • ALIAS: Haiku (viola d’amore)
  • ALIAS: Sacred love (viola d’amore)
  • ALIAS: Love after death (viola d’amore)
  • ALIAS: Vivamus… (viola d’amore)
  • Running emptiness (viola)
  • Spaces of absence: inside (flute)
  • 30” falls (flute)
  • 60” breath (clarinet)
  • 20” thoughts (cello)
  • Hommage à Magritte (cello)
  • Klänge (piano)

 

Arrangements:

  • Widmung – R. Schumann (orchestra)
  • Toccata e fuga in re minore – J. S. Bach (chamber orchestra)
  • Toccata e fuga in re minore – J. S. Bach (flute, cembalo and strings)

 

Choir:

  • Sul Cielo (mixed choir)
  • Panis Angelicus (mixed choir)
  • Luci serene (mixed choir)
  • L’usage de la parole (mixed choir)
  • Wilt thou forgive (mixed choir and organ)

 

With actor:

  • ALIAS (actor and viola d’amore)
  • Da Vinci racconta (actor, piano, violin and cello)
  • La strana avventura di Liù (actor and piano)
  • Opera spontanea (actor, string quartet, flute and clarinet)