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.
He received commissions by Rome Opera House, Gran Teatro La Fenice, La Biennale di Venezia, Teatro Regio di Parma/Festival Verdi, I Teatri di Reggio Emilia/Festival Aperto, Teatro Lirico Sperimentale di Spoleto, Accademia Filarmonica Romana, Ex Novo Musica, Bergamo Musica Festival, Divertimento Ensemble – Rondò, Festival Pontino.
His works have been performed at various festivals such as New York Philharmonic, Gran Teatro La Fenice, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, La Biennale di Venezia, I Teatri di Reggio Emilia, Teatro Lirico di Spoleto, Accademia Filarmonica Romana, Orchestra Regionale della Toscana, Milano Musica, 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). He will be composer in residence with Divertimento Ensemble (2018).
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 Alessio Pizzech, Claudia Sorace/Muta Imago and Giancarlo Cauteruccio.
At the present he is working with Giuliano Compagno on a new opera commissioned by Rome Opera House.
He teaches harmony and analysis at the Conservatory “Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa” of Potenza.
His music is published by Edizioni Suvini Zerboni -SugarMusic S.p. A. Milano.