updated 6 February 2024
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Marco Momi

Italian composer born in 1978 in Perugia.

Marco Momi studied piano and chamber music with Antonio Ballista and composition with Fabio Cifariello Ciardi from 2001 to 2006 at the Perugia Conservatory. Starting in 2005, he undertook further study at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, and the following year, graduated with a degree in composition from the Strasbourg Conservatory where he studied with Ivan Fedele. He participated in the two years of the IRCAM Cursus (IRCAM’s composition and computer music course) in 2007-09, allowing him further study with Yan Maresz, and attended the Darmstadt Summer Courses in 2002, 2006 and 2008. Additionally, he studied conducting with Ennio Nicotra from 1998 to 2004, and obtained a Doctorate from the Santa Cecilia National Academy of Music in Rome, under the supervision of Ivan Fedele.

His works have been performed in festivals including Nuova Consonanza in Rome (2003, 2004), the 14th World Saxophone Congress in Ljubljana, Music Today in Seoul (2005), Gaudeamus (2005, 2006, 2007), Darmstadt Summer Courses and Musica in Strasbourg (2005, 2008), by ensembles such as Nieuw Ensemble, Disecheis Duo, Cronophonie, ASKO, Algoritmo and the Strasbourg Saxophone Quartet.

He has been awarded numerous prizes, including first prize in the G.E.R.M.I International Competition in Rome for Tre Aforismi, the Rotary Prize in 2000, second prize in the Third Seoul International Competition in 2005 in the “Young Composer” category, second prize in the European “Rodio de Bari” Competition (Italy), first prize in the International Alkmaar Organ Commission (the Netherlands) in 2006, the “Call-CEMAT” Prize in Rome in 2007 and the Kranichsteiner Music Prize from the Darmstadt Summer Courses in 2008. His What’s Next project was selected by the Nuova Consonanza Association in Rome in 2003, giving rise to the composition of Hox on Beckett.

In 2009, Ludica for percussion and electronics was premiered by Slagwerk Den Haag Ensemble. In the same year, Iconica III was premiered by the Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart. More recent projects include Ruine d’image, a collaboration with visual artist Chiara Vecchiarelli and Hic et Nunc Ensemble, and a piece for Nikel Ensemble commissioned by the Ernst von Siemens Foundation. His work for the second year of the IRCAM Cursus, Iconica IV, for string trio, flute, clarinet, prepared piano and electronics, was premiered in June 2010 by Ensemble Intercontemporain at the Cité de la Musique as part of the Agora Festival.

In 2010, Marco Momi was composer-in-residence with the Berlin Academy of the Arts, and in 2012 at the Banna Spinola per l’Arte Foundation. He has taught in conservatories and universities in Italy and South Korea. Currently, he teaches theory and analysis at the Brescia Conservatory and composition at the Sassari Conservatory (both in Italy). His works are published by Nuova Stradivarius (Milan), Suvini Zerboni (Milan) and, since 2015, Ricordi.

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Site personnel du compositeur (voir Ressources documentaires).

  • Solo (excluding voice)
  • Chamber music
    • Hox on Beckett for violin, viola, oboe and bass clarinet (2003), 5 mn 30 s, Nuova Stradivarius [program note]
    • elec Tre Aforismi for bass saxophone and amplified prepared piano (2002-2003), 10 mn, Sconfinarte
    • Affordances three studies on ecological space, for saxophone quartet (2004-2005), 8 mn 52 s, Nuova Stradivarius
    • Nudi e altri nudi for cymbalum and piano (2006), 12 mn, Inédit
    • elec Ludica for six percussionists and electronics (2008), 15 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • elec Ludica II for saxophone, electric guitar, percussion, piano and electronics (2009), 10 mn, Suvini Zerboni
    • Almost pure for E.P. for string quartet (2011), 11 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Cinque Nudi for saxophone and stomp boxes (2012), 10 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • elec Ludica III for five instruments, electronics and 3 groups of children (2012), 11 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Almost nowhere for saxophone, percussion, piano and electric guitar (2014), 25 mn, Ricordi
    • elec ircam Unrisen for piano, string quartet and electronics (2016), 26 mn
    • Unstill for cello and piano (2016), 11 mn, Ricordi
    • elec Vuoi che i passi accadano for string quartet and electronic staging (2017), 17 mn, Ricordi
    • Vuoi che perduti for saxophone, percussion and piano (2018), 20 mn, Ricordi
    • elec Vuoi che nel fuori for percussion trio and electronics (2020), 21 mn, Ricordi
    • elec Semi alle bestiole salve for electric guitar, theorbo, accordion and electronics (2021), 12 mn, Ricordi
  • Instrumental ensemble music
  • Concertant music
    • elec Kinderszenen concerto for piano, orchestra and electronics (2024)
  • Vocal music and instrument(s)
  • A cappella vocal music
    • Iconica III for two sopranos, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone and bass (2009), 11 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
  • Electronic music / fixed media / mechanical musical instruments

Liens Internet

(liens vérifiés en février 2024).


  • Marco MOMI, Ludica II ; Tre Nudi ; Quattro Nudi ; Cinque Nudi ; Sei Nudi ; Almost Nowhere, dans « Almost Nowhere », 1 CD Kairos, 2019, 0015056KAI.
  • Marco MOMI, Iconica II ; Iconica IV ; Due Nudi ; Hox on Beckett ; Tre Nudi ; Almost Quiver ; Ludica III, Mari Ronchini : alto, Maria Grazia Bellocchio : piano, Divertimento Ensemble, Sandro Gorli : direction, dans « Almost Quiver », 1 CD Stradivarius, 2015, STR 37021.
  • Marco MOMI, Les Mots ; Almost Vanishing for E.P. ; Almost Pure for E.P. ; Cinque Nudi ; Iconica ; Iconica III, Matteo Cesari : flûte, David Brutti : saxophone, Valentina Valente : soprano, Solistes XXI, MDI Ensemble, Marino Formenti, Rachid Safir : direction, dans « Almost Pure », 1 CD Stravidarius, 2013, STR 33950.