An Italian composer born July 26, 1962 in Bergamo.
The compositional itinerary of Stefano Gervasoni, the result of a skilful blend of long years of apprenticeship and fruitful encounters, began in the very early 1980s, under the decisive impulse of Luigi Nono. A pupil at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan, he worked for ten years alongside Luca Lombardi, Niccolò Castiglioni and Azio Corghi while at the same time studying, in 1988, computer-assisted composition, notably with Marco Stroppa. In addition to György Ligeti, whose classes he attended in Hungary (1990), Stefano Gervasoni frequented Brian Ferneyhough, Peter Eötvös and Helmut Lachenmann, who exercised considerable influence on his career. Settled in Paris for three years (1992-1995), he followed the computer music course at Ircam. From his early days right up to his residence at the Villa Medici (1995-1996), Stefano Gervasoni has won many prizes, notably in Italy. He is an occasional lecturer and teacher (Darmstadt, Royaumont) and for the longer term, has been composition teacher at the Paris Conservatory since 2006. With some 70 pieces, his catalogue includes highly diverse musical genres, from chamber music (An, 1989; Rigirio, 2000) to orchestra (Meta' della Ripa, 2003), without forgetting ensemble music (Antiterra, 1999), the stage (Pas si, 1998-1999) and the vocal repertory (Least Bee, 1993; Godspell, 2002; Com que voz, 2007-2008).