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: Hacettepe University Symphony Orchestra of Ankara, 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. Her compositions and arrangements were performed in seasons and festivals including Ravenna Festival (Italy), Italian Cultural Insitute of Istanbul and Budapest, 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.

ORIGINAL WORKS

FOR ORCHESTRA
Zephir
(2020)
– for chamber orchestra.
– commissioned by Sanremo Symphony Orchestra for season 2019/’20
La clairvoyance
(2019)
– piano solo and string orchestra.
– première: Florence (Italy), July 2019, Chiesa di Santo Stefano a Ponte. Other performances: Ankara (Turkey), Hacettepe Üniversitesi, January 2020
Listening to empty spaces
(2019)
– solo flute and string orchestra.
– première: Prato (Florence, Italy), Convitto Nazionale Cicognini, December 2019
ALIAS: Narcissus
(2017)
– viola d’amore, clarinet and string orchestra.
– première: Thessaloniki (Greece), Megaron Theatre, November 2017
Nomen
(2017)
– harp and string orchestra.
– commisioned by La Primavera Women Ensemble. Première: Montecatini (Italy), Terme Excelsior, July 2017
Nomen
(2015)
– chamber orchestra.
– première: Prato (Florence, Italy), Conservatorio San Niccolò, December 2015
Nomen
(2015)
– string orchestra
– première: Prato (Florence, Italy), December 2015
Impegno
(2015)
– accordion and symphony orchestra.
– commissioned by «2 Agosto» International Composition Competition. Première: Bologna (Italy), Piazza 2 Agosto, August 2015
Roji – garden of emptiness
(2014)
– chamber orchestra.
– work selected by Orquestra Clàssica do Sul for Atelier para jovens compositores 2014 (only Italian composer); Faro (Portugal), Algarve University, March 2014
Calma di tremiti
(2012)
– string orchestra.
– première: Prato (Florence, Italy), Chiesa dello Spirito Santo, September 2012

FROM 2 TO 8 PERFORMERS
Flow
(2020)
– violin and viola
– commissioned by Virginia Ceri, 1st violin of ORT – Tuscany Regional Orchestra
Sei ora…
(2019)
– soprano and piano
– commissioned by Cianti-Orselli Foundation; première: Florence (Italy), Dicember 2019
Haiku prelude
(2018)
– soprano, harp and cello
– commisioned by Teatro Grande Foundation of Brescia. Première: Brescia (Italy), Festa dell’Opera, September 2018.
Spaces of absence: outside
(2016)
– violin and cello
– commissioned by Dédalo Ensemble as composer in residence for season 2016/’17; première: Brescia (Italy), Sancarlino Theater, November 2016
Spaces of absence: almost
forget

(2016)
– flute, clarinet, piano, violin and cello
– commissioned by Dédalo Ensemble as composer in residence for season 2016/’17; première: Brescia (Italy), Sancarlino Theater, January 2017
Lacrime calde
(2016)
– voice, violin, tenor mandola and trombone
– première: Florence (Italy), Pieve di San Bavello, May 2016
Giocando all’ombra della
nuvola
(2014)
– flute, clarinet, harp, piano, 2 violins, viola and cello
– première: Florence (Italy), Apri 2014
Listening to scent of violet
Lan
(2014)
– flute, clarinet, violin, 2 cellos and synth
– première: Arezzo (Italy), Pietro Aretino Theater, December 2014
Haiku Quartet
(2014)
– string quartet
– première: Florence (Italy), Palazzo Medici Riccardi, September 2014
…chacun dans la voie…
(2014)
…chacun dans la voie…
(2014)
2 flutes and piano
Première: Genoa (Italy), Palazzo Tursi, March 2014
La tête
(2011)
– female voice, violin, cello and percussions
– première: Cesena (Italy), Metamorfosi del Contemporaneo Festival, May 2011
Punto IV
(2011)
– guitar, flute and clarinet
Punto acerbo
(2011)
– flute, cello and piano
– Second Prize to the Assisi Suono Sacro Composition Competition 2011
Rimbalzi di vuoto
(2010)
– G flute, cello and piano
Echi d’altrove
(2010)
– guitar, flute and clarinet

SOLO INSTRUMENT
Void’s equation
(2019)
– piano
– première: Lussembourg, Foyer Européen, March 2019
ALIAS: Sacred love
(2018)
– viola d’amore
– in the CD “Alias: Amor”, released by Da Vinci Classics in 2020
ALIAS: Narcissus
(2017)
– viola d’amore
– in the CD “Alias: Amor”, released by Da Vinci Classics in 2020
ALIAS: Haiku
(2017)
– viola d’amore
– in the CD “Alias: Amor”, released by Da Vinci Classics in 2020
ALIAS: Love after death
(2017)
– viola d’amore
– in the CD “Alias: Amor”, released by Da Vinci Classics in 2020
ALIAS: Vivamus…
(2016)
– viola d’amore
– in the CD “Alias: Amor”, released by Da Vinci Classics in 2020
Spaces of absence: inside
(2016)
– flute
– commissioned by Dédalo Ensemble as composer in residence for season 2016/’17. Première: Brescia (Italy), Sancarlino Theater, November 2016
Running emptiness
(2012)
– viola
– selected for performance in Composer’s Voice Serie; première: New York, Jan Hus Chirch, February 2013
30” falls
(2011)
– flute
60” breath
(2011)
– clarinet
20” thoughts
(2011)
– cello
Hommage à Magritte
(2011)
– cello
– première: Prato (Italy), December 2011

CHORAL MUSIC
Sul Cielo
(2016)
– mixed choir
– commissioned by FENIARCO – Italian Federation for Choral Music as composer in residence of Tuscany Youth Choir. Première: Florence (Italy), Chiesa di Santa Maria Novella, March 2017
Panis Angelicus
(2016)
– mixed choir
Luci serene
(2012)
– mixed choir
– Finalist to the IFCM (International Federation for Choral Music) 2nd Composition Competition in 2013
L’usage de la parole
(2011)
– mixed choir
Wilt thou forgive
(2011)
– mixed choir and organ

TRANSCRIPTIONS AND ARRANGEMENTS

Allegro from piano sonata op.24 n.2
by M. Clementi

(2019)
– symphony orchestra
Dido’s Lament by H. Purcell
(2019)
– symphony orchestra
– premiére: Lomza (Poland), Filharmonia Kameralna, January 2019
Widmung by R. Schumann
(2017)
– symphony orchestra
– premiére: Milan (Italy), Sala Verdi, Serate Musicali, October 2017
Mi haish from a sephardic traditional melody
(2015)
– violin, viola or cello and string orchestra
– première: Florence (Italy), Cestello Theatre, August 2015. Other performances: Budapest (Hungary), Jewish Art Days, May 2017; Florence (Italy), Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Theater, August 2019
Toccata e fuga in D minor by J. S. Bach
(2015)
– chamber orchestra
– première: Prato (Florence, Italy), Chiesa di San Domenico, August 2015. Other performances: Danzic (Poland), Polish Baltic Filharmonic, January 2017

CURRENT PROJECTS

ALIAS: AmorA unique contemporary music project designed around what it’s considered one of the most fascinating Baroque instruments: the viola d’amore. It is the notes by composer Elvira Muratore, conveyed to the hands of Valerio Losito, tailored to suit the warm sound of the 1775 Ferdinando Gagliano’s viola d’amore, property of the Elsa Peretti Foundation. In 2020 the label Da Vinci Classics will release the homonymous cd, containing the 5 original works of the project.
ALIAS meets BACHThe well known Solo Cello Suites by J. S. Bach, in a special version for viola d’amore, written by Elvira Muratore. As cello suites are a turning point in cello history, this project definitely leads the viola d’amore from his “natural” time (in which we thought it could better express itself) to nowadays: not just arrangements, but the Bach’s sound merged to Elvira’s one, both linked by the viola d’amore, an instrument that deserves to be rediscovered, celebrating all its peculiarities hidden in time by forgotten literature. An instrument with incredible resonances and huge possibilities offered by an incredibly flexible tuning.
NOMENThe project NOMEN was born in 2015 with the two first versions, one for string orchestra and the other for 13 players. The title recalls the Latin word “nomen – nominis”, which means name. But it is also a Japanese word that defines the mask used in the traditional nō theatre. This is a research on identity: the same idea in two different shades, not just a transcription from an ensemble to another, but two pieces written simultaneously. In the nō theatre, the actor wears a mask (preventing him from using facial expressions, but forcing him to find other expressive means); in the project NOMEN, the mask is the musical idea, worn but two different actors, in this case, the two different ensembles. The project is developing, thanks to ensembles and orchestras, that ask for their own peculiar version.