An Italian composer born April 8, 1976 in Alatri (Italy).
Luca Antignani studied the piano, composition, conducting and electronic music. A pupil of Alessandro Solbiati and Azio Corgi, he obtained a diploma in composition from the Scuola Civica in Milan and from the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. He then took advanced classes in Paris in computer music at Ircam (2001-2002).
Luca Antignani writes for all groupings: solo instrument (Reiten, Reiten, Reiten for guitar, 2004), chamber music (R.O.T.A.S. for string quartet, 2002; Il viaggo di Humbert for eight instruments, 2007), orchestral and/or vocal music (Là et ailleurs for chorus and orchestra, 2003; La Fontana della giovinezza for orchestra, 2005) as well as electronic music.
He has received many commissions from prestigious ensembles and festivals (Nouvel Ensemble Moderne de Montréal, Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Présences festival, Venice Biennale, etc.) and also a French state commission for the pedagogical work The Pit and the Pendulum (2008).
In addition to his activity as a composer, Luca Antignani is a musicologist; he teaches analysis, orchestration and composition (conservatories of Reggio Emilia and of Lyons, HEM Lausanne).