Stefano Giannotti

Lucca, Italy

STEFANO GIANNOTTI is a composer, author, director, guitarist and performer. He studied composition with Pietro Rigacci and he was the assistant of Alvin Curran in “Crystal Psalms” and “Tufo Muto”. Between 1983 and 1990 he performed in several European countries with the chamber music group “Trio Chitarristico Lucchese”. In 1997 he started a collaboration with the Italian choreographer Roberto Castello. Between 1998 and 1999, he lived in Berlin as a guest of DAAD (German Academic Exchange Program). In 2000 he was a guest of the Künstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf with a Stipend from the Ministerium of Brandenburg. In 2002 he was invited to Worpswede with a stipend from the Ministerium of the Niedersachsen when he won the Karl-Sczuka-Preis (SWR, Baden-Baden) with his work IL TEMPO CAMBIA. In 2007 he has received for the second time the Karl-Sczuka-Preis for his radio-piece GEOLOGICA.

His repertoire ranges from performance, radio-art, dance theatre to chamber music, orchestral scores and songs. Landscape, memory, life cycles, voices of people, languages; these are some of the main themes developed in Giannotti’s work. Recently he has started developing video-projects (video-art, short movies).