Pierluigi Billone

billone-biobornBorn in 1960 in Italy, Pierluigi Billone lives in Vienna.
He studied composition with Salvatore Sciarrino and Helmut Lachenmann.

Billone’s music has been performed by ensembles such as Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Recherche, Instant Donné, Ensemble Contrechamps and others in festivals such as Donaueschinger Musiktage, Wien Modern, Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik, Ars Musica Bruxelles, Festival d’Automne à Paris. His music is regularly broadcasted from the most important radios in and beyond Europe.

A close artistic collaboration binds him with the conductor Emilio Pomárico, with the percussionists Christian Dierstein and Adam Weisman, with the bassoon player Lorelei Dowling, the violist Barbara Maurer, the duo Stump-Linshalm and the singers Frank Wörner and Alda Caiello, all to whom he has dedicated solo pieces and studied important solo techniques.

His works received international awards such as the Kompositionspreis der Stadt Stuttgart (Stuttgart 1993), the Busoni-Kompositionspreis (Academy of Arts Berlin 1996) the Wiener Internationaler Kompositionspreis (Vienna 2004), the Ernst-Krenek-Preis (Vienna 2006), and the Kompositionspreis der Ernst-von-Siemens-Musikstiftung (Munich 2010).

From 2006 to 2008 Pierluigi Billone has been guest professor for composition at the Music University Graz, in 2009 at the Music University of Frankfurt, and from 2010 until 2012 at the Music University Graz.

2017 Visiting Professor at the Escola Superior de Música de Barcellona.

He is regularly invited as teacher and lecturer in composition courses such as: IEMA-Ensemble Modern Akademie 2008. Harvard University 2010. Columbia University NY 2010. MCME International Academy Russland 2011. Ferienkurse Darmstadt 2010, 2012, 2014, 2018. Impulse Akademie Graz 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017. Tzlil Meducan Israel 2011, 2014, 2015. MCIC Madrid 2015, 2016. Boston University 2015. New York University 2015. Composit-Rieti 2015, 2016, 2017. Royaumont voix Nouvelles 2016.

The works of Pierluigi Billone appear on the Kairos, Stradivarius, Col-legno, Durian, EMSA and Ein_Klang labels.