updated 5 February 2013
© Cristina Mercatante

Vittorio Montalti

Italian composer born in Rome in 1984.

Vittorio Montalti earned Master’s degrees in composition (with Alessandro Solbiati) from the G. Verdi Conservatory and piano performance (with Aldo Tramma) from the Santa Cecilia Conservatory. He went on to study composition with Ivan Fedele at the latter institution. From 2011 to 2013, he participated in the two years of the IRCAM Cursus (IRCAM’s composition and computer music course), and attended masterclasses with Luca Francesconi, Azio Corghi, Luis De Pablo, and Toshio Hosokawa. He also studied with Frédéric Durieux at the Paris Conservatoire (CNSMDP) during an Erasmus exchange.

In 2010, he was awarded the Silver Lion at the Venice Biennale. Other accolades include second prize in the Milan Conservatory International Composition Competition, a prize from the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Milan and third prize in the E. Carella Val Tidone International Music Competition. He was selected as a Premio San Fedele Giovani Artisti (2010-2013), and participated in the Sixth Ensemble Aleph Young Composers’ Forum in 2009.

Vittorio Montalti has been commissioned by the Venice Biennale (Evolution [2009] and Dittico [2010]), Divertimento Ensemble (Inside my head [2006] and Les toits de Paris [2011]), Bergamo Musica Festival (Farewell [2011] and Cinque studi sulla dinamica della luce, premiered in 2012 by the Prometeo Quartet), Ex Novo/SaMPL Ensemble (Labyrinthes [2012]), the Pontino Festival (Passacaglia and Il giardino dei sentieri che si biforcano, premiered in 2009 by Ensemble Multilatérale), RomaTreOrchestra (Studio [2005]), and the Fondazione Culturale San Fedele (L’isola di Patmos [2011]).

His music has been performed at the Théâtre Dunois, Slowind Festival, the Maison de la Télévision in Strasbourg, Zentral und Landesbibliothek (both in Berlin), Imaginaire (the Italian Cultural Institute in Strasbourg), and the Italian Culture Institutes of Melbourne, Sydney, and Paris. His works have been broadcast on RadioTre Rai et Radio Vaticana.

In June 2013, Tentative d’épuisement, for ensemble and electronics, was premiered at ManiFeste by soloists from the Lucerne Academy Orchestra, conducted by Heinz Holliger.


Site personnel de Vittorio Montalti (voir ressources).

  • Solo (excluding voice)
  • Chamber music
  • Instrumental ensemble music
  • Concertant music
    • Studio for piano and string orchestra (2005), 4 mn
    • In acque profonde for amplified bass flute and orchestra (2012), 13 mn, Suvini Zerboni
  • Vocal music and instrument(s)
    • Caricatura for voice, oboe and accordion (2009), 5 mn
    • Divagazione nuda for voice, oboe and accordion (2009), 4 mn 30 s
    • Evolution for jazz ensemble (2009), 10 mn
    • Bestiaire for voice and percussion (2010), 7 mn 30 s, Suvini Zerboni
    • Filtrage n° 1 for voice, flute, clarinet, percussion, violin and cello (2010), 5 mn
    • Farewell for voice and ensemble (2011), 3 mn, Suvini Zerboni
  • A cappella vocal music
  • Electronic music / fixed media / mechanical musical instruments

Liens Internet



  • Vittorio MONTALTI, Nu descendant un escalier, dans « 6e Forum international des jeunes compositeurs », Ensemble Aleph, 2010, ISBN 978-2-916738-02-4.
  • Vittorio MONTALTI, Bagatella, dans « Beethoven e Risonanze », Maria Grazia Bellocchio : piano, 1 dvd Fondazione San Fedele, 2011.