An Italian composer born October 28, 1979 in Trento (Italy).
A clarinettist by training, Matteo Franceschini studied composition with Alessandro Solbiati at the Milan Conservatory before taking advanced studies with Azio Corghi at the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome, then in France at Ircam, where he followed the composition and computer music course (2006-2008).
He has won many prizes and has received commissions, notably from the French state, the Venice Biennial (Legenda for violin and ensemble, 2007), Rheims Opera, the Orchestre National d’Île-de-France (Exercices de styles, 2010), the RAI.
He has written instrumental pieces (Divertimento for string quartet, 2013), vocal works (Les combinaisons des miracles, 2005), operas (My way to hell, 2010), music for the stage (Zazie, théâtre musical d’après Raymond Queneau, for soprano, baritone, actor and orchestra, 2011), shows for young audiences (Les époux, 2011), sound tracks, and has realised multimedia tools as well as sound installations (X, 2005).
His investigations into tone-colour are fundamental to an output that reveals a dreamlike world and an acute sense for musical narrative and theatricality.