Winner of the 2005 Gaudeamus prize, New York based composer Oscar Bianchi is quickly becoming recognized by critics, fellow musicians, and audiences as one of the most idiomatic and dynamic composers of his generation. His music, which is characterized by dense textures, vivid imagination, and dramatic tension has already been played to critical acclaim by major ensembles such as Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Modern, ICTUS, Les Percussions de Strasbourg, Nieuw Ensemble, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, Ensemble l'Itineraire, International Contemporary Ensemble, Allarm Will Sound, Remix, in venues like Alice Tully Hall (Lincoln Center), Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, Venice Biennale, MUSICA Strasbourg, IRCAM Centre-Pompidou, Abbaye du Royaumont, Eclat-Stuttgart, Ars Musica Brussels, Tages für Neue Musik Zürich, Tchaikowsky conservatory Moscow, Merkin Hall NY. His works have been widely broadcasted in european national radio stations.
Latest works include MATRA, a concert-length cantata premiered by ICTUS ensemble with Neuevocalsolisten Stuttgart (a CD will be released in 2010) as well as a large ensemble piece Anahata Concerto for Klangforum Wien. Further projects will feature works for New York Philarmonic, French Philarmonic Radio Orchestra, Neuevocalsolisten Stuttgart, Diotima string quartet and a new chamber opera with text and and staging by Joël Pommerat to be premiered at Aix-en-Provence festival in 2011.
Recipient of fellowships from ICTUS Ensemble (2005-2007), DAAD Artist in Residence program in Berlin (2009), CCA Pro-Helvetia Warsaw (2010), Mr. Bianchi is presently Faculty Fellow at Columbia University of New York. During his studies of composition, choral music, conducting, and electronic music at the G. Verdi Conservatory in Milan, he performed regularly in different music groups. He subsequently moved to Paris to participate in the yearlong composition course organized by IRCAM. Mr. Bianchi has had additional opportunities to work with many of the foremost figures in contemporary composition at master classes and residencies organized by: Abbaye du Royaumont, Darmstadt Ferienkurse, Stuttgart Eötvös course, Città di Castello, Stockholm International Composition Course and the Atlantic Center for the Arts. Leading figures in his music education include Tristan Murail, Magnus Lindberg and Adriano Guarnieri.
Oscar Bianchi's music is published by Editions Musicales Durand (Universal Music Publishing Group).