An Italian composer born June 26, 1975 in Udine (Italy).
A pianist by training, Stefano Bulfon studied in parallel Greek literature and composition. He took advanced studies with Sylvano Bussotti and Ivan Fedele at the Strasburg Conservatory. He took part in courses at the Centre Acanthes and Royaumont, where he met some eminent composers, notably Jonathan Harvey and Brian Ferneyhough. He also followed the composition and computer music course of Ircam.
Bulfon composes mainly chamber music works, that have been performed by internationally renowned ensembles and artistes: Questo specchio ti dono for cello, premiered by Séverine Ballon at the BKA Theater in Berlin (2004); Stultifera navis for string quartet, first performed by the Arditti Quartet at the Théâtre de l’Arsenal (2005); Quand tu étais comme avec moi dans les choses éphémères for viola and 18 instruments, first performed by Odile Auboin and the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris, Centre Pompidou (2009); Die Art des Meinens for soprano, bass clarinet, percussion, violin, cello, commissioned by the French State and premiered by Donatienne Michel-Dansac and the ensemble Sillages at the Quartz in Brest (2012); Studio di trasparenze for ensemble of 13 instruments, first performed for the radio programme Alla Breve of France Musique by the soloists of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France (2013); Fogli de iride for flute solo and ensemble, first performed by Matteo Cesari and the ensemble Multilatérale at the festival Présences of Radio France (2015); Cos’e il mare for voice and ensemble, first performed by Laura Catrani and the ensemble Divertimento at the Teatro Litta in Milan (2017).
Stefano Bulfon is interested in philosophy and throughout his works there are literary references from authors such as Jorge Luis Borges, Friedrich Hölderlin, the Israeli poetess Zelda Schneurson and Maurizio Maggiani. He is concerned by the meaning of music and wishes to provoke reflection, open a window onto the world.