Michele dall’Ongaro – President
After studying at the Roman Conservatory, he specialized in composition with Aldo Clementi and conducting with Franco Ferrara.
In 1975 he was one of the founders of the “Spectro Sonoro” group, an ensemble dedicated to contemporary music and protagonist of the first performance of the complete musical works by Friedrich Nietzsche in 1979.
He has collaborated as a pianist with the RAI Symphony Orchestra of Rome and with that of the Rome Opera House and has taught for about twenty years in Italian conservatories. Since 1985 he began his collaboration with Radio-Rai. From 2000 to 2015 he was the manager responsible for the music programming of Radio3 and, since 2008, superintendent of the Rai National Symphony Orchestra. From 2011 to 2016 he was the author and conductor of the Rai5 television program “Petruska”.
He is the author of numerous essays and texts dedicated to music (including: Music between sound and silence in “Atlante del Novecento” (UTET, 3 vols., 2000) and “The liquid music of the 21st century” (NOVA, UTET Encyclopedia, 2005). In 1986 he published the analysis of all the works of Giacomo Puccini (Pacini Editore, Pisa).
His compositions (published by Suvini-Zerboni editions and collected in various monographic CDs) are performed by important Italian and foreign ensembles and soloists (including the Quartetto Arditti, Ensemble Recherche, Ensemble 2E2M, Ex-Novo Ensemble). He has collaborated, among others, with Luca Ronconi, Carlo Cecchi, Claudio and Daniele Abbado, Luciano Berio, Michele Serra, Stefano Benni, Alessandro Baricco.