updated 15 January 2009

Andrea Vigani

Italian composer born in 1970 in Milan.

Born on 13 March 1970 in Milan, Andrea Vigani is a violinist and composer of chambre, vocal, and electroacoustic music. He has performed widely in Europe and the United States.

Upon graduating in violin, composition, and electroacoustic music from the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan, he pursued specialised studies in string quartet and chambre repertoire, as well as composition, at the Fiesole Music School (Italy) and at the Chigiana Music Academy in Sienna. He also studied with Peter Eötvös at the Eötvös International Institute in Edenkoben (Germany). Finally, he studied electroacoustic music at IRCAM.

He has collaborated with choreographers such as Lindsey Kemp, on Special guest: Lindsay Kemp (1995), premiered at the Teatro dell’Unione in Viterbo (Italy); Carolyn Carlson and Gavin Bryars, on Waltz thru time (2002), premiered at the Malibran Theatre as part of the Venice Biennale, with a subsequent performance at the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris; and Yuval Pick on Strand behind (2006), premiered during a co-residence at the Lyon Conservatoire (CNSML) and subsequently performed at the Agora Festival at IRCAM in 2006.

He has been commissioned by IRCAM, the Arena Foundation in Verona, Ensemble Aleph, Milan Conservatory, the International Mozart Festival in Rovereto, and the United Europe Chamber Orchestra. His works have been broadcast on the BBC, Radio France, SWR, NRK (Norway), RAI 3, and Télévision Suisse Romande, and are published by Suvini Zerboni, Tau Kay, Agenda, Rugginenti, and Nuova Stradivarius.

  • Prize of the City of Pavia (Italy) in 1990
  • First Prize in the Edvard Grieg Competition for Young Composers in Oslo in 1995
  • Belveglio Castle Prize (Italy) in 1996
  • Composer’s Arena in Amsterdam in 1997
  • Prize of the City of Udine (Italy) in 1998
  • Pomeriggi Musicali (one of five selected young composers for the jubilee in Milan in 2000)
  • Gaudeamus Music Week Prize in Amsterdam in 2000
  • Prize in the Camillo Togni International Composition Competition in Brescia (Italy) in 2000 and 2002

© Ircam-Centre Pompidou, 2009


  • Site du compositeur (voir Ressources documentaires)


  • Andrea VIGANI*, Tre post scripta,* dans « 60x60 (2006-2007) » (avec également des œuvres d’Ivan Zavada, David Shannon, Panayiotis Kokoras…), CD Vox Novus, 2008.
  • Andrea VIGANI*, (Ir)realtà possibili,* dans « Elettronica Italiana - volume 1 » (avec également des œuvres de Domenico Sciajno, Guiseppe Gavazza, Andrea Vigani, Carlo Galletti…),Vox Novus, CD Twilight Music, 2004.
  • Andrea VIGANI*, Tre Prospettive,* dans « Grieg Grand Prix-Nye Mussikken 1/96 » (avec également des œuvres de Combier, Mancuso et Dennehy), Nils Anders Mortensen, CD Musikken, 1996.
  • Andrea VIGANI*, Buona giornata anche a voi,* dans « Premier Forum International des Jeunes Compositeurs » (avec également des œuvres Valerio Sannicandro, Eneko Vadillo Perez, Athanasia Tzanou, Iain Matheson et Frédéric Lagnau), Ensemble Aleph, CD Ensemble Aleph, 2000.
  • Andrea VIGANI*, Graffiti I-IV,* dans « Contemporanea 98 », Interensamble, CD TauKay 107, 1999.
  • Andrea VIGANI*, ahh, l’amour,* dans « l’ironia e la musica », Tactus Fugit Ensemble, CD Imperfect records.

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