Vittorio Montalti (Rome, 1984) obtained his Composition Master degree with Alessandro Solbiati at the Conservatory G. Verdi in Milan and in Piano under the guidance of Aldo Tramma at the Conservatory S. Cecilia in Rome. Then he studied composition with Ivan Fedele at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and electronic music at the IRCAM-Centre Pompidou in Paris.
In 2010 during the Venice Biennale – 54th International Festival of Contemporary Music he was awarded the “Silver Lion”.
In 2016 he was awarded the “Una Vita nella Musica” prize by Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice.
His works have been performed at various festivals such as New York Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall, Gran Teatro La Fenice, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, La Biennale di Venezia, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, I Teatri di Reggio Emilia/Festival Aperto, Teatro Regio di Parma/Festival Verdi, Teatro Lirico Sperimentale di Spoleto, Accademia Filarmonica Romana, Orchestra Regionale della Toscana, Milano Musica, Accademia Filarmonica Romana, Ex Novo Musica, Bergamo Musica Festival, Divertimento Ensemble – Rondò, Festival Pontino, Festival Traiettorie, Sinfonieorchester Orchesterzentrum|NRW, Italian Cultural Institute of Sidney, Melbourne, London, Paris, Strasbourg and many others.
He has been composer in residence at Italian Cultural Institute in Paris (2013), at American Academy in Rome – Marcello Lotti Italian Fellowship (2014), Civitella Ranieri (2017), FortissimissimoFirenzeFestival – Amici della musica di Firenze (2017), Divertimento Ensemble (2018).
At the present he is composer in residence for La Società dei Concerti di Milano for the season 2018-2019.
He is working with Divertimento Ensemble on his first monographic recording, that will be released in 2019.
Particularly interested in music theater, he has written two chamber operas on librettos by Giuliano Compagno that have been staged in different productions. He has worked with stage directors such as Francesco Saponaro, Alessio Pizzech, Claudia Sorace/Muta Imago and Giancarlo Cauteruccio.
At the present he is working with Giuliano Compagno on two new operas commissioned by Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and Rome Opera House.
He teaches harmony and analysis at the Conservatory “Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa” of Potenza.
The works written until 2017 are published by Edizioni Suvini Zerboni – SugarMusic S.p. A.
Since 2018 his music is published by Casa Ricordi – Universal Music Publishing.