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Roberto David Rusconi

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Born in Italy, Roberto David Rusconi graduated from Padua Conservatory in Composition, Piano, Choir Conducting and Electronic Music. While working in Italy he won several international prizes, including the Valentino Bucchi and the 2 Agosto. In 2001 he moved to the UK. He also spent two years in Phuket, Thailand, supporting a New Music Academy based around "El Sistema" and teaching in the local British International School of Phuket.

Rusconi lives in London, is president of Intrasonus, and a Founder Member and Shortlisted composer of SoundandMusic. His catalogue includes numerous chamber and ensemble works, that have been played by such outstanding ensembles and performers as Klangforum Wien, David Alberman and Rohan de Saram, Garth Knox and Burkard Weber, JACK Quartet, KAIROS and Amar String Quartett, Ensemble Aventure, BIT20 and Insomnio. His works have been performed in Europe, Russia, South Korea, Canada and USA.

As a composer and educator he has worked on several EU Cultural and Educational Projects and produced a Unicef CD, Blue Gold, which deals with the worldwide water shortage issue. In October 2009 the Malmo Symphony Orchestra performed his orchestral work Lo Sguardo di Ecate at ISCM World Music Days in Sweden. He has been awarded the 2012 Experimentalstudio Freiburg Stipendien. He has also been the recipient of British Council Travel bursary, Akademie for Altemusic und Audio Art and Matrix 2009 Stipendien, Aldeburgh and Dartington residencies.

In 2011 he won first prize at the ZEITKlang Composition Competition in Wien with De Arte Respirandi performed by KAIROS Quartett Berlin. Also in 2011 he was awarded a third prize for his piece, Memento, by the Orchestra Nacional de Espagna, as part of BBVA Foundation Prize in Spain. Roberto David Rusconi has been chosen to represent United Kingdom at ISCM World Music Days 2013 in Vienna by the Sound and Music British Panel and is a finalist at the ECPNM European Competition for Live Electronic Music Projects 2012. Recently, he received the second prize at the Pablo Casals Composition Competition with his piece Omnia Mutantur. His work De Arte Respiranti will be performed in 2013 at Biennale di Venezia. Currently, Rusconi is completing his PhD at King’s College University London with George Benjamin.