Gianluca Podio – Head of Composition
He graduated in piano in 1984 with a first and honours under the guidance of Carlo Bruno at the Santa Cecilia Music Academy in Rome.
He then went on to getting his Composition Diploma, again with a first, with Ivan Vandor (1988) at the “G.B.Martini” Music Academy in Bologna as well as obtaining top marks in his diploma as an Orchestra Conductor with Vittorio Antonellini at the “A.Casella” Music Academy in Aquila (1994). In 2008 he obtained the Specialized Academic Diploma in Composition (Music from the twentieth century to today) at the “L.Refice” Music Academy in Frosinone with Antonio Poce with a first and honours. His profound friendship with Goffredo Petrassi proved to be absolutely fundamental for his artistic and humane formation. Furthermore his studio meetings with Karlheinz Stockausen, Aldo Clementi and Salvatore Sciarrino were also significant. He composes symphonic, operatic and chamber music published by Raitrade and regularly performs in important institutions such as the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Gasteig in Munich and the Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto.