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Luca Lombardi

Prof. Dr. Luca Lombardi studied piano and composition in Italy (with A. Renzi), in Aus
tria (with K. Schiske) and in Germany (with K. Stockhausen). In 1975 he was awarded a doctorate in German philology at the University of Rome "La Sapienza", and subsequently he was professor of composition between 1973 and 1994, first at the "Conservatorio G. Rossini" in Pesaro, and then at the "Conservatorio G. Verdi" in Milan. He was a fellow of the Berlin Institute for Advanced Study (WIKO) (1988/89, 1995) and of the Delmenhorst Institute for Advanced Study (HWK) (1998/99, 2003/04, 2010, 2012), a guest on the "DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program" (Berlin, 1997) and spent six months in Japan as a guest of the Japan Foundation. Prof. Lombardi is co-author of the manual "Instrumentation in der Musik des 20. Jahrhunderts". A selection of his writings, entitled "Construction of Freedom", was published in 2006. He has composed four operas (Faust. Un travestimento, 1991; Dmitri, 2000; Prospero, 2006; Il re nudo, 2009) and three symphonies (1975, 1981, 1992), along with various orchestral compositions and chamber pieces. Prof. Lombardi has worked for the Ircam, for various German and international broadcasters, for the Wiener Festwochen, and for opera houses in Basel, Leipzig, Nuremberg, Rome and Milan (La Scala). He is a member of the Berlin Academy of Arts and of the Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste.