Clara Iannotta

b. 1983

Italian

Summary

Clara Iannotta is an Italian composer and curator based in Berlin.

Her music is commissioned and performed by renowned ensembles, soloists, and orchestras, including Arditti, Quatuor Diotima, Ensemble Intercontemporain, JACK, Klangforum Wien, Neue Vocalsolisten, Münchener Kammerorchester, Nikel, WDR, RSO Wien, and SWR Orchestra.

Iannotta has been a fellow of the Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD in 2013, Villa Médicis (Académie de France à Rome) in 2018–19, and the recipient of several prizes including the Ernst von Siemens Composers’ Prize 2018, Hindemith-Preis 2018, Una Vita nella Musica Giovani 2019, Premio Abbiati 2021. Her three portrait albums A Failed Entertainment (Edition RZ), Earthing (Wergo), and Moult (Kairos) were all awarded a place on the Bestenliste der deutschen Schallplattenkritik (German Record Critics’ Award). She is a member of the Academy of Arts in Berlin.

Iannotta is professor in composition at the University of Music and Performing Arts (mdw) in Vienna since 2023, and  the artistic director of the Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik since 2014.
Her music is published by Edition Peters.

Biography

Clara Iannotta (b. 1983 in Rome) is particularly interested in music as an existential, physical experience. She studied at the Milan and Paris Conservatories, IRCAM and Harvard University. Her music has been commissioned and performed by renowned ensembles and orchestras, including Quatuor Diotima, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Klangforum Wien, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, Münchener Kammerorchester and WDR Symphony Orchestra. She was a fellow of the Berliner Künstlerprogramm (2013) and Villa Medici (2018-19) and the recipient of several awards including the 2018 Ernst von Siemens Composers’ Prize and the 2018 Hindemith Prize. Her portrait albums A Failed Entertainment and Earthing were selected by the German Record Critics’ Awards for their Quarterly Critics’ Choices 2/2016 and 4/2020. Iannotta was previously artistic director of the Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik and is joint artistic director of Klangspuren Schwaz from 2022. She lives and works in Berlin.

Iannotta has studied at the Conservatories of Milan and Paris, at IRCAM, and at Harvard University with Alessandro Solbiati, Frédéric Durieux, and Chaya Czernowin.

Recent commissions include works written for Quatuor Diotima (DAAD), Trio Catch (Wittener Tage for neue Kammermusik), Ensemble Intercontemporain (Festival d’Automne), Ensemble 2e2m (Festival Présence, Radio France), Münchener Kammerorchester (Musica Femina München), Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart (ECLAT), Arditti Quartet (Festival d’Automne), Nikel (Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt), among others.

Iannotta has been a guest of the Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD in 2013, and the recipient of several prizes including the Kompositionspreis der Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart, Berlin Rheinsberger Kompositionspreis, Stipendium Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen, Finalist at the Gaudeamus Prize, Bestenliste 2/2016 der deutschen Schallplattenkritik for the portrait CD A Failed Entertainment.

Iannotta is professor in composition at the University of Music and Performing Arts (mdw) in Vienna since 2023, and  the artistic director of the Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik since 2014.

Clara Iannotta's works are music is published by Edition Peters.

http://claraiannotta.com

News

Performances

1st September 2024

SOLOISTS
Achim Seyler, Stefan Kohmann, Eva Zöllner
LOCATION
Lauschvisite, Sayner Hütte, Bendorf-Sayn, Germany

7th September 2024

LOCATION
Treibhaus, Innsbruck, Austria

20th September 2024

PERFORMERS
Münchener Kammerorchester
CONDUCTOR
Nacho de Paz
LOCATION
Schwere Reiter, Munich, Germany

4th November 2024

PERFORMERS
Arditti Quartet
LOCATION
Musikverein, Vienna, Austria

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