Murex (flute, Bb clarinet, violin, cello, piano)
Born in 1963 in Ravenna (Italy), Caterina Calderoni received the diploma in piano under the guidance of the Argentinian pianist Daniel Rivera and in composition with the Italian composer Bruno Bettinelli. She mastered composition with Franco Donatoni and attended classes and seminars in musical informatics at IRCAM in Paris and AGON Studio in Milan. She won the first prize of the Ist Composition Contest for Film Music announced by Ennio Morricone at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena and was a finalist in international composition contests such as ALEA III Composition Contest (Boston) and Women Composers Composition Contest (Venice). Calderoni has composed soundtracks for TV programs commissioned by Italy's national public braodcast company (RAI) and often creates works for multimedial and visual art projects, providing sound productions for performances, visual art works, and exhibitions.
From 1988 through 1999 Calderoni worked on the editorial staff of Casa Ricordi, Milan, with whom she still collaborates by editing vocal score transcriptions (both for the Classical and the contemporary operatic repertoire), orchestral arrangements, and composition textbooks.
Since 1999 she has been Professor on Composition at various state conservatories in Italy, presently at the Conservatory of Castelfranco Veneto, Italy. In 2010 she served as professor in residence at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (U.S.A.) and appeared in 2011 as guest composer at Rutgers University in the Mason Gross School of the Arts.
Calderoni's music is widely performed and is published by Neuma Publications, Bèrben, Rugginenti, Ut Orpheus, Sconfinarte. She lives in Milan.