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, GRAME – Biennale de Lyon, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Roma Europa Festival, 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 New Delhi, 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), La Società dei Concerti di Milano (2018-2019).
He is Advisor to the American Academy in Rome and he also works as a curator for the MA/IN Festival.
Particularly interested in music theater, he has written four 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.
In recent years Vittorio is also active as electronic music performer. In particular with two projects: The smell of blue electricity, a 50 minutes project for percussions and electronics that involve Blow Up Percussion and Tempo Reale, and The great void, a work written for Gloria Campaner and commissioned by MAO – Museo d’arte orientale di Torino.
In 2023 he has composed a song cycle commissioned by La Reggia di Venaria and inspired by Giuseppe Penone’s Il giardino delle sculture fluide. The piece has been performed by Marion Grange and Claudio Pasceri.
He teaches composition at the Conservatory “Alfredo Casella” of L’Aquila.
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.